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World Heritage Mt. Yoshino (Top page) Event Cherry blossom, autumn leaves and hydrangea Souvenir access
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Mt. Yoshino Tourist Association Event
Cherry lanturn
Cherry lanturn
Disciplinant Path
Disciplinant Path
Yoshino Market
Yoshino Market
Nabe Competition (Onibi Festival Campaign)
Nabe Competition
(Onibi Festival Campaign)
Date Event Date Event
 Feb 1-3 Onibi Festival Campaign  Jun 13 - July 7 Hydrangea Festival Light up
 Feb 1-2 Cherry lanturn  Jun 20 - 21 Hydrangea Festival Events
 Apr 1-26 Cherry festival/light up  July 1 - 7 Tanabata decoration
 Apr 4-19 Yoshino Omine Photo Exhibition  Aug 14 Yoshino Cherry lanturn
 3rd Saturday of April Cherry symphony  Oct 26 Diciplinant Path Walk
     First Saturday and Sunday of November Autumn Geijutu-mura and Yoshino Market
 
N.B.: Events may change withouth notice.
Temple/shrine Events
Onibi Festival
Onibi Festival
Flower Festival
Flower Festival
Todd Jumping
Todd Jumping
Mt. Yoshino Autumn Festival
Mt. Yoshino Autumn Festival
Date Event Description Place
 Feb 3 Onibi Festival A unique Setsubun festival by welcoming ogres kicked out from all over Japan Kinpusen temple Zaoudo
 Apr 3 Taue Festival A humorous dance dedicated to the god to perform the annual routine of rice harvesting starting from sowing up to harvesting. Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
 Apr 8 Flower Festival A ceremony to celebrate the birth of Buddha.
It is said that gods, Brahma and Indra cleaned Buddha's body with honeydew at his birth.
Sakuramotobou
Zenpukuji Temple
Kinpusenji Temple (Busshari Houden)
 Apr 10 Zaoudou Hanaku Senbontsuki
Female Disciplinant lighting ceremony
A traditional event since Heian era.
Mochi rice, donated from all over Japan, are pounded with many pestles. Hense it is called Thousand Pestle Pouding. The product, rice cakes are distributed to visitors afters after being placed in front of Zaou Gongen at Zaoudou.
A unique lighting ceremony by femal dicipliants also available.
Kinpusenji Temple
 Apr 11-12 Zaoudou Flower ceremony A ceremony to report the blossoming of the holy cherry tree of Zaou Gongen. Marching of Yakko followed by monks, chigos and Yamabushis from Chikurin-in through Zaoudou. Kinpusenji Temple
 Apr 29 Yoshino Shrine Spring Festival Folksong dance and traditional chanting also available after the festival Yoshino Shrine
 May 3 Ominesan Opening ceremony A traditional mystic ceremony of dicipliants Ominesan Temple (Omine Peak)
 Jun 4 Hagatame Jizo Festival Gomahouyou to wish health by drinking hot water boiled with special Goma Kouganji Temple
 Jul 7 Rengekai Todd Ceremony Todd jumping ceremony with a drum with huge green frog going in Zaoudou after Houyou. This event is based on a legend of this temple: a man who did not take seriously of his decipline and thereby was changed to a hawk was changed to todd by a great monk. After all, by a prist he changed back to a human again. Kinpusenji Temple
 Jul 31 Yoshino shrine jumping through shoot loop A ceremony to with people's health by jumping through a loop made of Japanese blood grass wrapped by paper Yoshino Shrine
 Sep 27 Yoshino shrine autumn festival Various events such as festival, Urayasu dance, singing, flower exhibition, traditional chanting, ricecake making and so on. Yoshino Shrine
 Oct 1 Yoshino seiten autumn festival A mystic manner demonstrated to wish prosperous business, household harmony, accomplishment and so on. Sakuramotobou
 Oct 19 Noten daijinn autumn festival A number of monks appear to make a holy fire Kinpusenji Ryuouin
 Oct 3rd Sunday Yoshinoyama autumn festival Annual Yoshino event supported by all Mt. Yoshino area. An enormous drum, Fton Taiko, which weighhs 1 ton, is carried around to wish good harvest. All around Mt. Yoshino
 Nov 2nd Sunday Tonanin festival At the front yard of Zaoudou. A spiritural practice of making fire by Yamabushi monks. Tonanin
 Nov 23 Dainichi temple walking through flame Yamabushi monks walk through flaming fire. Visitors make a wish to avoid bad happening. Dainichiji Temple