Tour Schedule (4 Hours)
10:30am Meet Up, Start Hike
Sample Maple Leaf Tempura, Visit Ryuanji Temple
12:00pm Arrive at Minoh Falls
Free Time (Lunch Break)
1:00pm Resume Hike
Cafe, Foot Bath
2:30pm Tour End
※ Approximate walking distance: 5.5km
※ This schedule is just for reference. There may be changes in your final itinerary.
Bathe in the negative air ions of Minoh Falls!
If you’re looking for nature in Osaka, then why not give Minoh a visit? It's known as "Momiji no Mori," or forest of maple trees. Just 30 minutes by train can get you from Osaka Station to the outdoors in Minoh. A gentle and safe hiking course, it's a perfect activity to enjoy with your family on time off.
Continue into the forest for about an hour and a breathtaking waterfall awaits. The beauty of Minoh Falls has earned it a place in the hearts of locals and tourists since times long past as well as "Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls".
This tour will show you around all of the highlights of Minoh's forest and leave no stone unturned. Let's take a little peek at what's in store!
10:30am Meet up at Minoo Station, Start hike
▼The path is filled with green vegetation. The river alongside the course is also beautiful. It feels a bit like walking into uncharted territory.
▼If you go in the fall, you can look forward to beautiful maple leaves.
▼Local specialty, maple leaf tempura. You'll receive some as a souvenir♪
▼Made by carefully deep frying real maple leaves.
▼Let's enjoy the various scenery as we make our way to the waterfall♪
▼We'll also stop by historical spots. Here silently lies a beautiful temple.
▼A manhole designed with artwork of maple leaves♪
▼Mountain trail with new green leaves. You can just feel the negative air ions♪
12:00pm Arrive at Minoh Falls!
▼The beautiful waterfall and it's large presence are soothing♪
▼A shot to remember in front of the waterfall♪
▼If you’re lucky, you might encounter wild monkeys!
▼A restaurant nearby the waterfall, Furaibo. We’ll have lunch here. You can even see the waterfall from inside. We recommend “Gyoja Soba” .
▼On the way back, we'll take a short rest at this vintage cafe in the middle of the forest♪
▼Let’s finish things off with a stop at the foot bath to relieve our weary feet♪
2:30pm Part ways at Minoo Station
It’s surprising that you can enjoy this kind of nature only 30 minutes from the city, isn’t it? In this tour, you can go with a local guide and find out all about Minoh and this forest. We’ll show you around and give you trivia knowledge about the area. Let’s not only hike, but enjoy the forest of Minoh together, 120%!