Mount Yoshino (吉野山, Yoshinoyama) is vastly regarded as Japan’s most famous cherry blossom viewing spot. It is said that the first trees were planted along its slopes more than 1300 years ago. The mountain is covered in approximately 30,000 cherry trees of many different varieties. Mount Yoshino is divided into four areas: the Shimo Senbon (lower 1000 trees) at the base of the mountain, Naka Senbon (middle 1000 trees), Kami Senbon (upper 1000 trees) and Oku Senbon (inner 1000 trees) at the top of the mountain. Visitors who come to Mount Yoshino during cherry blossom season can enjoy the various sections of cherry trees as they go up the mountain. There are also a number temples and shrines, parks, and viewpoints that make great hanami spots along the way.