How to get to Mount Yoshino?
From Nara (1h15min, ￥860), you will need to take first the JR Sakurai line to Kōriyama (郡山), change to the Kintetsu Kushihara line to Kushihara-jingū-mae (橿原神宮前), and transfer one last time to the Kintetsu Yoshino line.
During the cherry blossom season
There are shuttle bus from Yoshino Station to Naka Senbon area near Chikurin-in Temple, about 3 times an hour, 360 Yen one way.
From Naka Senbon area near Chikurin-in Temple, take the mini bus to the Oku Senbon area of Yoshinoyama (15 minutes, 400 yen one way, 1-2 buses/hour).