We visited Mt. Minobu back on the 4th of April. They were having a cherry blossom festival so the area was beautiful, but I would bet that this area is beautiful anytime of the year.
That weeping cherry tree is about 400 years old.
A 5-story pagoda on the grounds.
This little boy was making paper. There was a very long line to do this and we were short on time. I wish I had seen it earlier because you could decorate the paper with Sakura, or cherry blossoms. It was very pretty.
These people are looking out on the Japanese Alps from the top of Minobusan at 1,153 meters. I believe this was the South Observation Deck. The view from the East Observation Deck was of Fuji.