Over View

Mt. Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, which is registered as a world heritage site under “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” and is said to be Japan’s best cherry blossom viewing spot, is actually a treasure trove of fern plants! This is a nature walk with a guide who is a “fern plant” enthusiast.  You can get introductory knowledge of various fern plants! Take a leisurely walk through the quiet and gentle nature of Mt. Yoshino, and experience the beautiful formations of ferns, the wonders of ecology, and the vitality of life.


・A fern-lover guide who lives in Mt. Yoshino decides the hiking course according to customers’ request! You can enjoy hiking in the great nature of Mt. Yoshino and refresh your body and mind.
・Many kinds of ferns grow on Mt. Yoshino, with interesting shapes, fluffy, rough and various textures. You can enjoy the nature of Japan through fern plants.
・At the end of the tour, you can observe fern plants in more detail using microscopes and other tools at the Shida-no Sumika Lab. Laid-back teatime as well.

Reccomended points

A fern-lover guide who lives in Mt. Yoshino has made a custom hiking course where you can learn about the fern plants and nature that grow here, along with the guide’s commentary.


①1:00PM Meet at Shida-no Sumika and join the guide

➁1:00 – 1:10 Hiking course consultation, tour explanation

③1:10 ‐ 3:00   Fern plant observation hiking tour   

④3:00 – 3:30   Observe fern collections at Shida-no Sumika with a microscope and picture book. Teatime.

⑤3:30 Conclusion of tour 

* Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes                                                                                                                            

★ Meeting/Dismissing Place:

Shida-no Sumika
Address: 2124 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino Town,
Yoshino district, Nara Pref.
Meeting time: 10 minutes prior to the tour

Implementation Period

Year-round  (Implemented at customer’s request)

Min No. of participants

2 Person(s)

Max No. of Participants

Up to 6 Person(s)
Group Tours: Consultation required

Participant Conditions

Participant age restriction: 5 years and older


Per Pax: 7,200 JPY
* Included: experience fee, entrance fee, guide fee, etc.
* Excluded: meals, drinks, insurance, personal expenses, etc.

Language Support

Japanese, English
Interpreter guide accompaniment: Not Necessary
Language Supplementation tool: None  

Cancellation Policy

10-8 days before the trip start date: 20%
7-2 days before the trip start date: 30%
The day before the trip start date: 40%              
On the day before the trip start time: 50%
On the day after the trip start time: 100% 

Things to Note

•Please wear clothes and shoes appropriate for hiking and will allow easy adjustment of body temperature.
•What to bring: drinks, towel, hat, rainwear, backpack(recommended to have both hands free for biking), magnifying glass if possible.
•If you have a fever on the day (37.5 and over) you cannot participate. Due to this being a private facility, two men alone cannot participate(women can be accompanied)
•Please wear a mask for disease prevention control.

Facility Information

Facility Name: Shida-no Sumika         
Address: 2124 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino Town, Yoshino District, Nara Pref.
Telephone: -                
Business hours:-                    
Closed days: Irregular holidays
Wi-Fi: Available              
Language support: Japanese, English
Cultural food accommodations: Not Possible
Facilities for disabilities: Unavailabl
Credit card facilities: Available