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Yoshino, Nara, Japan: - Yoshino (吉野町 Yoshino-chō?) is a town located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of September 1, 2007, the town had an estimated population of 9397 and a density of 97.93 persons per km². The total area was 95.65 km².
For centuries, the Japanese have cultivated the practice of hanami, visiting cherry trees (sakura) in full spring bloom for a drink and a bite, an eyeful of cloudlike pink blossoms and a reminder of the impermanence of all things