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Yoshino, Birthplace of Japanese Afforestation
the Mutual Relationship Between People and Forest

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STORY

The region of’ Yoshino in Nara Prefecture is the site of Japan’s first afforestation efforts, started 500 years ago.
The country’s most successful man-made forest resembles a thick, dark green velvet and is adjacent to a primeval forest believed by the local people to be a home of the gods.
Visitors will be greeted by the astonishing view of the two forests.
They can also experience a food and lifestyle nurtured by the forests, and interact with the people who, in turn, care for and maintain them.

CULTURAL PROPERTIES

ACCESS

  • Train
    • Kintetsu Abenobashi Sta.(Kintetsu Ltd Exp)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 1hr15min)
    • JR Tennoji Sta.(Yamatoji Line)〜JR Takata Sta.(Wakayama Line)〜Yoshinoguchi Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 1hr30min)
    • Kintetsu Kyoto Sta.(Kintetsu Kyoto Line)〜Kintetsu Kashiharajunguumae Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 1hr30min)
    • Kintetsu Nara Sta.(Kintetsu Nara Line)〜Kintetsu YAmatosaidaiji Sta.(Kintetsu Kashihara Lines)〜Kintetsu Kashiharajunguumae Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 1hr5min)
    • Kintetsu Ukoyamada Sta./Iseshi Sta.(Kintetsu Yamada Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatoyagi Sta.(Kintetsu Kashihara Lines)〜Kintetsu Kashiharajunguumae Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 2hr)
    • Koyasan Sta.(Nankai Koyasan Cable Line)〜Gokuraubashi Sta.(Nankai Koyasan Line)〜JR Hashimoto Sta.(Wakayama Line)〜Yoshinoguchi Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 1hr50min)
    • JR Wakayama Sta.(Wakayama Line)〜Yoshinoguchi Sta.(Kintetsu Yoshino Line)〜Kintetsu Yamatokamiichi Sta.(Approx. 2hr20min)
  • Car
    • Oyodo(National Highway R308)〜Amakawa
    • Osaka(Nishi-Meihan Expwy)〜Koriyama IC(National Highway R24)〜Kashihara(National Highway R169)〜Yoshino City(Approx. 2hr)
    • Osaka(Hanwa Expwy)〜Nihara JCT(Minami-Hanna Expwy)〜Katsuragi IC(National Highway R165(Takata Bypass))〜Kashihara(National Highway R169)〜Yoshino City(Approx. 1hr)
    • Nagoya(Higashi-Meihan Expwy・Meihankokudo Expwy)〜Hari IC(National Highway R369/R370)〜Yoshino City(Approx. 3hr)

CONTACT

  • Yoshiko Town Industry and Tourism Promotion Division
  • TEL:+81-746-32-3081
    FAX:+81-746-32-8855
  • Yoshiko Town Board of Education
  • TEL:+81-746-32-0190
    FAX:+81-746-32-8875
  • Shiomichi City General Affairs Division
  • TEL:+81-747-52-0001
    FAX:0747-54-5055
  • Kurotaki Village Planning Policy Division
  • TEL:+81-747-62-2031
    FAX:+81-747-62-2569
  • Tenkawa Village Local Policy Planning Division
  • TEL:+81-747-63-0321
    FAX:+81-747-63-0329
  • Shimokitayama Village Community Revitalization Promotion Office
  • TEL:+81-746-86-0001
    FAX:+81-746‐86-0377
  • Kamikitayama Village Community Promotion Section
  • TEL:+81-746-82-0001
    FAX:+81-746-83-0265
  • Kawakami Village Community Promotion Section
  • TEL:+81-746-52-0111
    FAX:+81-746-52-0345
  • Higashiyoshino Village Community Promotion Section
  • TEL:+81-746-42-0441
    FAX:+81-746-42-0446