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    Cherry Blossoms and Snowflakes

    by phoebelosophy Written Sep 15, 2003

    Tucked away in the South of Nara-ken is a delightful little town called Yoshino.

    This place is actually high up in the mountains, so during winter, it receives a nice amount of snow, and during summer it remains relatively cool (while the rest of Nara Prefecture swelters in the heat!)

    I've visited Yoshino a few times and found it beautiful during all of my trips. The cherry blossoms in Yoshino are quite famous, but it seems only the locals have cottoned on to this - and it remains hidden from most foreign tourists.

    If you've got time, I'd definitely recommend squeezing in Yoshino as a day-trip, as it's a splendid place to visit no matter what season you go.

    It's about an hours train ride South from Yamato-Yagi Station (the hub for most train travel in Nara-ken). Pack your lunch and your walking shoes!

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