Expect snowing in Yoshinoyama

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We arrived Yoshino after 1.5 hour from Osaka

Ting is my old TB friend from Malaysia,luckly we got a chance to see each other when she travel to Osaka with her cousin Ade from Australia. Since they make plan to visit Japan,to see snow is Dez dream! As she never see/touch snow. I was thinking where is the best place for it.   Mt.Koya is my first thought then Biwa valley...but Biwa valley is not real snow so it unfastened. They also serch themself some places then asked me about Yoshino-yama in Nara

Yoshino-yama in winter??

It's very famouse of the Cherry Blossoms in April.

Yoshinoyama. Imagine,there would be all cherry blossoms blooming in April!
Everyone want to go to there to see pink color of a thousand milion cherry blossoms tree! Although,I never been to there because too crowded. I said to them,there are nothing if not snowing...one other hand,I google Yoshino then saw a map about there...umm,there are some temples,not so many though hiking course as well.  Well,Mt.Koya and Yoshino is the same temparture,if Yoshino has not snowing then Mt.Koya also not. It all depend on the new year's day around. If they both didn't get snow,I prefer to go to they mentioned a place also it is my first visit!

Unfortunatelly(!?) We had very warm new year's day. So couldn't expect snowing on the mountain.  

We met in Kintetsu Abeno St. at 10 am. I recoganized Ting soon as she is wearing pink jacket for finding her by me easily:P hehe! We asked the station if they has good deal tickets for Yoshino,but they has not.

Kinpusenji,world heritage
Oh well,we started 1.5hour trip to Yoshino. It's easy just take an express,they stop every last around 10 stations. It's very rural side. Sometimes the door of train close even if it not start depart time,and announce said "We just close the door to keep warm inside of train". Haha,thanks!   We had to take a cable car from Yoshinoguchi to Yoshino. It only a few min.

We arrived Yoshino. We don't knpw where should we go first,anyway start walking,if we were tiring take a bus!...we thought so easily. We stop by second old temple "Kinpusenji" in Japan, it's a world haritage. We spent some time here,it's so peaceful and comfortable. We didn't talk it but we loved there.    After leave here,we along the path,then some lovely shops are appear that area. We girls are loving to see it,you know.

Yoshimo Mikumari Shrine,world heritage
Unfortunately it 5th of Jan also off season. So some lovely shops were closed. We found a buckwheat noodle shop! Everyone approval to have lunch here. This shop look like reuse an old Japanese style house,nowadays it is very popular in Kyoto,Nara...at these ancient capital cities. Especially in Yoshino,these houses are so unique as they built a house at the slope of the mountain. Then entrance is up stairs and they has basement like a cave.  We had buckwheat noodle was an awesome one! I never had this delicious. I think I'd love to go to Yoshino for this buckwheat noodle!!

Got energy again! We start walking again. It's short hiking course but walking bamp tiny path and winding. We sweat and take off outer jackets! There are almost only us hiking in winter! We just imagine how beautiful there in Spring.

@Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
..whole colored pink and smels cherry blossoms hazy...yes,just imagine! We saw all thousand milion dry woods. We noticed that we never saw bus running here today.  So seems like we have to walk all our way.

Maybe can't make hike till deep area of Yoshino "Kamisenbon". We decided to visit "Yoshino-Mikumari shrine" (World haritage) it located before Kamisenbon.  Dez found some snow...almost ice though...on the top of house roof. We were happy,at least she could saw and touch some of them. We thew up it in air and Ade catch by her hands....ice though:P

Yoshino Mikumari Shrine is very still and beautiful. It built in Momoyama Era.   We walk slowly around then took some nice pictures there! My favorite picture is from here in this trip!!  

We left Yoshino,I definitely want to back here some times.

After arrived in Osaka other local buddy Hiroko joined us for dinner and Warren from South Africa. We enjoyed Kushikatsu and get warm! :)   

       

 

  

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We arrived Yoshino after 1.5 hour …
We arrived Yoshino after 1.5 hour…
Yoshinoyama. Imagine,there would b…
Yoshinoyama. Imagine,there would …
Kinpusenji,world heritage
Kinpusenji,world heritage
Yoshimo Mikumari Shrine,world heri…
Yoshimo Mikumari Shrine,world her…
@Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
@Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Ting and Ade
Ting and Ade
Only us in a train!!
Only us in a train!!
Yoshino St.
Yoshino St.
We take a cable car
We take a cable car
buying round tickets for the cable…
buying round tickets for the cabl…
There is two cable cars...
There is two cable cars...
scenery from a carble car
scenery from a carble car
Japanese rice cake:) sweet!
Japanese rice cake:) sweet!
Kinpusenji
Kinpusenji
Kinpusenji
Kinpusenji
How big Kinpusenji is!
How big Kinpusenji is!
Inside of Kinpusenji,we cant take…
Inside of Kinpusenji,we can't tak…
The gate of Kinpusenji
The gate of Kinpusenji
@town
@town
Looking nice cafe area:)
Looking nice cafe area:)
We saw small door then we made squ…
We saw small door then we made sq…
Its a cafe and making bread there.
It's a cafe and making bread there.
Inside of buckwheat restaurant ya…
Inside of buckwheat restaurant "y…
Ting try to eat buckwheat
Ting try to eat buckwheat
Chikurin In
Chikurin In
They accept people stay night in t…
They accept people stay night in …
@Chikurin In
@Chikurin In
Ting in the forest!! hehe
Ting in the forest!! hehe
We walk like this bump tiny path a…
We walk like this bump tiny path …
Ade found snow?...its ice!!
Ade found snow?...it's ice!!
Yeah! Snowing!!
Yeah! Snowing!!
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine,world heri…
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine,world her…
Enter of Yoshino Mikumari Shrine..…
Enter of Yoshino Mikumari Shrine.…
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
All of us @ Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
All of us @ Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
No one saling there,just said Ple…
No one saling there,just said "Pl…
Yoshinoyama
Yoshinoyama
We back home!
We back home!
Hiroko and Warren joined us for di…
Hiroko and Warren joined us for d…
All of us @ Kushikatsu restaurant
All of us @ Kushikatsu restaurant
Warren and Ting,cheers:D
Warren and Ting,cheers:D
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