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Yoshino-cho, Shimoichi-cho, Kurotaki-mura, Tenkawa-mura, Shimokitayama-mura, Kamikitayama-mura, Kawakami-mura and Higashiyoshino-mura, Nara PrefecturePeople’s life and hearts nurtured by forests and vice versa
〜Yoshino, a range of beautiful forests, and the birthplace of afforestation”〜

Headstream of Yoshino River: A forest of water resources

Headstream of Yoshino River: A forest of water resources

Summary

In the Yoshino district of Nara Prefecture, the birthplace of Japan's afforestation, there are two types of forests that welcome visitors with its magnificent landscape. One is Japan’s most beautiful artificial forest, which looks like a rich deep green carpet that has been nurtured by afforestation techniques developed in the past 500 years. The other is a wild natural forest, which has protected local residents as a place of deity and Buddha.
People living in this district have fostered these forests for a long time. Food and living culture developed through this process have been passed down to this day and visitors are able to feel and enjoy them.

Cultural properties

  • Natural forest and artificial forest in Yoshino district
    Natural forest and artificial forest in Yoshino district
    Natural forest and artificial forest in Yoshino district
  • Mitarai ravine
    Mitarai ravine
    Mitarai ravine
  • Fudoukutsu calcareous cave
    Fudoukutsu calcareous cave
    Fudoukutsu calcareous cave
  • Dorogawa Onsen (hot spring) Town
    Dorogawa Onsen (hot spring) Town
    Dorogawa Onsen (hot spring) Town

Map of cultural properties