Yoshino attractions

Top Choice Temple in Yoshino


Kimpusen-ji, founded in the 7th century, is believed to be the incubator of Shugendō, a unique Buddhist sect that incorporates Shintō traditions and Taoism and is associated with the storied yamabushi (ascetic mount…
Shinto Shrine in Yoshino


It may not look like much, but this shrine, founded roughly 1300 years ago, has a serious historic pedigree: it has harboured general Minamoto Yoshitsune (taking refuge from his murderous brother Yoritomo, the first…
Buddhist Temple in Yoshino


How are the mighty fallen: this isolated and slightly forlorn temple, about 30 minutes on foot from central Yoshino, is the final resting spot of defeated emperor Go-Daigo. The Hōmotsu-den (Treasure Hall) preserves …