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Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall

  • Enjoy the outdoors with a scenic hike along the safe, nature-filled path to the waterfall.
  • Become one with nature for an experience in mindfulness.
  • Find out about local foods! Plus maple tempura souvenir!
  • Possible encounter with wild monkeys!
DaysFri~Wed
Time10:30am~2:30pm
Duration4 Hours
Participants1~6 People
IncludedGuide, Maple Leaf Tempura
MeetMinoo Station
EndMinoo Station
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
CancellationFull Refund Up To 2 Days Prior
Tour No.G-010

The Experience

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!
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall

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.
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall
▼If you go in the fall, you can look forward to beautiful maple leaves.
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall
▼Local specialty, maple leaf tempura. You'll receive some as a souvenir♪
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall
▼Made by carefully deep frying real maple leaves.
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▼Let's enjoy the various scenery as we make our way to the waterfall♪
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall
▼We'll also stop by historical spots. Here silently lies a beautiful temple.
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▼A manhole designed with artwork of maple leaves♪
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▼Mountain trail with new green leaves. You can just feel the negative air ions♪
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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♪
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▼If you’re lucky, you might encounter wild monkeys!
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall
▼A restaurant nearby the waterfall, Furaibo. We’ll have lunch here. You can even see the waterfall from inside. We recommend “Gyoja Soba” .
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▼On the way back, we'll take a short rest at this vintage cafe in the middle of the forest♪
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▼Let’s finish things off with a stop at the foot bath to relieve our weary feet♪
Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall Scenic Hiking to Minoh Waterfall

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%!

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Minoh Nature Hiking Tour

103.68USD
62.20USD
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Duration: 4 Hours 

Map

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Address

Minoo Station

Access

Take the 10:00am departure train from Hankyu Umeda Station bound for Takarazuka. Transfer at Ishibashi Station for Minoo.

Guide Introduction

  • Ryota
    Ryota
    English, Japanese

    Hello. My name is Ryota. Please call me "Ryo" for short. I'm a government-licensed tour guide-interpreter. Soon after I was born in chiba prefecture, I was taken to Kansai region where I grew up. I love music, history, and the Japanese culture, but science is not my cup of tea. I'll pull out all the stops to lead you to a deep insight into the Japanese cultural aspect like the difference between a buddhist temple and a shinto shrine and the Japanese way of thinking. I assure you that my guiding will knock your socks off. You can take my word for it.

  • Saki
    Saki
    English, Japanese

    Hi, I am Saki! I was born in Awaji Island. I used to live in Hiroshima and Vancouver. And now I live in Osaka! I enjoy it here, cause there are a lot of nice places such as Osaka castle park, good restaurants, cafes, and Izakayas (Japanese pubs). I would like to go there with you guys. I’m sure we will have a good time. I am looking forward to seeing you in Osaka, and having a wonderful time together! See you soon!

  • Hiro
    Hiro
    English, Japanese

    I was born and raised in Osaka, and have also lived in the Philippines and Canada for two years. I’ve been to many Asian countries to find good food, always on the lookout for the best restaurants. I really love eating, drinking, and playing soccer, and am looking forward to meeting everyone in Japan!

  • Marin
    Marin
    English, Japanese

    Hi, I’m Marin from Kobe. I used to live in Kyoto and Australia, then I’m a local in Osaka now! I studied English and tourism in Australia for 2 years, it’s just because to be an English guide in Japan for you!
    I was working as tour guide in Cairns, Australia for a year after got many experiences at travel agency in Japan for more than 3 years.
    And of course I love to travel like same as you! I’ve been to 20 countries so far.
    I really like to talk with everyone, let me make you smile! Hope to see you soon:)

  • Mina
    Mina
    English, Japanese

    Hello, everyone! I’m MINAKO. Please call me MINA. I grew up in Osaka. I really like eating, so I travel all over the world to seek delicious food: ) I’ve visited Canada, US, Taiwan, Philippine and Thailand. I also love talking, drinking, stroll, singing, cooking and snowboarding.
    Osaka has a lot of attractive points which I would love to recommend you, so let’s have a wonderful time in Osaka together! I’m really looking forward to seeing you. Thank you very much.

Important Notes

※ Please be on time.
※ Please wear clothing suitable for hiking.
※ Food and drinks are not included in the price.
※ Please understand that the tour may be canceled in the event of bad weather.
Cancellation Policy

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