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Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

  • Enjoy a refreshing hike to the waterfall, surrounded by nature
  • Take in the amazing sight of the waterfall up close
  • Sample the local cuisine, including the fried maple leaf - the perfect Minoh souvenir
  • Next, head out to Katsuoji - the perfect photo spot due to its countless Daruma dolls
  • With a bit of luck, you may even see wild monkeys in the area
Days availableDaily except for Thursdays
Tour time【Meal included】10:30〜14:30(4 hours)
【Meal not included】10:00〜13:30(3.5 hours)
【Kawadoko experience included】11:30~16:00(4.5 hours)
No. of participants1〜7
IncludesPlease refer to specific plans for inclusions
Meeting pointMinoh Station on the Hankyu Rail
Finishing pointMinoh Station on the Hankyu Rail
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Tour codeG-010

The Experience

Tour schedule (4 hours)

10:30 Meet at Minoh Station, tour start
      Maple leaf tempura tasting
      Ryuanji Temple - Tojinmodori Iwa
11:45 Arrival at Minoh Waterfall
      Free time (break)
12:30 Walk to the Dainichi parking lot
      Hitomesenbon
12:50 Dainichi parking lot arrival, transfer to Katsuoji (taxi)
13:00 Katsuoji tour
14:00 Transfer to Minoh Station (Taxi)
14:30 Tour finish

Bask in the negative ions of Minoh Waterfall

If you are looking for a place in Osaka where you can enjoy the great outdoors, Minoh, known as the "Maple Forest" is your best bet. Just 30 minutes by train from Osaka Station will take you to Minoh Station, beyond which lush nature awaits. The gentle and safe hiking course is perfect for a family holiday.

Selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan, Minoh Falls, with its beautiful 33-meter drop, has long been a favorite of locals and tourists alike.

Let your expert guide introduce you to all of Minoh Forest's many attractions!
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Meet at Minoh Station and start the tour

▼As you continue along the road, you will notice that the area is full of greenery and a beatuiful, tranquil river. You will feel like embarking into an unexplored region.
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▼ In the fall, you can see these beautiful autumn leaves.
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▼The famous "Momiji (maple leaf) Tempura" as a souvenir.
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▼Made by carefully frying real maple leaves, one by one.
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Visti Ryuanji, an old temple of Minoh

▼ Visit Ryuanji Temple, the birthplace of the lottery. Famous since ancient times as a sacred site of Shugendo mountain ascetics, the temple enshrines Japan's oldest Benzaiten and its attendant, Hakuryu no Daimyojin.
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▼Enjoy the rich scenery on your way to Minoh Waterfall
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▼Manhole cover with the iconic maple leaf design
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▼Bask in the negative ions of lush nature
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▼Toujinmodori Iwa stone. It is said to have been named "the returning Tang man boulder" because a nobleman from the Tang Dynasty was so frightened by the steepness of the mountain path that he turned back at this rock without seeing the Great Falls.
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Arrival at the Minoh Waterfall

▼The majestic waterfall is as refreshing as awe-inspiring
▼Commemorative snapshot in front of the waterfall
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▼With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of the wild monkeys
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▼Snack time at a local restaurant right next to the waterfall. The restaurant offers not just a great view of the waterfall, but also some of the popular local delicacies!
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Off to Katsuoji, home of countless Daruma dolls

▼Next we'll take a cab to Katsuoji. Countless cute Daruma dolls await at Katsuoji
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▼After visiting the Katsuoji Temple, head back to the Minoh Station by cab. If you would like to, you can finish the tour by enjoying a drink from locally grown Yuzu citrus at the Suzuki Shoten store.
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Tour ends at Minoh Station

After Katsuoji Temple, we will take a cab to Minoh Station.
Isn't it amazing to be able to enjoy such great nature only 30 minutes from Osaka City? Your knowledgeable local guide will guide you all the way through, so you can enjoy the area to the fullest!

Plans

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【Meal not included】Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

151.80USD~
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・Duration: 3.5 hours
・Includes: Guide, maple leaf tempura, Katsuoji entrance fee, transportation during the tour
・ In case of reservations of 2 or 3 people 1,000 yen discount per person for each additional participant

【Meal included】Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

187.30USD~
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・Duration: 4 hours
・Includes: Guide, maple leaf tempura, lunch, Katsuoji entrance fee, transportation during the tour
*There is no need to pay for the drinks or meals for the guide
・ In case of reservations of 2 or 3 people 1,000 yen discount per person for each additional participant

【Kawadoko experience included】Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

223.51USD~
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・Duration: 4.5 hours
・Includes: Guide, maple leaf tempura, Kawadoko experience (lunch), Katsuoji entrance fee, transportation during the tour
*There is no need to pay for the drinks or meals for the guide
・ In case of reservations of 2 or 3 people 1,000 yen discount per person for each additional participant

Map

Address

In front of the Minoh Station

Access

Guests coming from Hankyu Umeda Station should take a train heading for Takarazuka and change to a train bound for Minoh at Hankyu Ishibashi Handaimae Station.

Reviews(2)

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  • Traveler
    Posted:2023-08-06

    An experience I've wanted for a long time

    I have long wished to see an ancient Japanese temple in beautiful nature and, thanks to a knowledgeable and kind guide, to get a deeper insight into Japanese culture. That came true for me.

    Plan:【Meal not included】Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

    When did you visit?:August 2023

  • Traveler
    Posted:2023-08-05

    Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple

    very pleasant tour. nice walk, the waterfalls look good, the place was not too crowded. the monastery is beautiful.
    A lot of credit for the pleasant experience goes to the guide Aimu Ishimaru who was very pleasant, well prepared and willing to answer questions.
    I recommend the Minoh waterfalls tour with deepExperience.

    Plan:【Meal not included】Minoh Waterfall Hiking & Katsuoji Temple Tour

    When did you visit?:August 2023

Important Notes

※Please be on time, otherwise the tour will depart without you
※Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes
※The tour may be cancelled due to circumstances such as weather conditions etc.
Cancellation Policy
  • Category
    Cancellation fee
  • In the event of cancellation on or after the 20th day (10th day in the case of a one-day trip) counting back from the day before the starting date of the tour
    20% of the tour price
  • In the event of cancellation on or after the 7th day counting back from the day before the starting date of the tour
    30% of the tour price
  • In the event of cancellation on the day before the starting date of the tour
    40% of the tour price
  • In the event of cancellation on the day of the tour
    50% of the tour price
  • In the event of cancellation after the day of the tour or in a no-show without prior contact
    100% of the tour price

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Travel typefor an Agent-Organized Domestic Travel

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DeepExperience Co. Head Office
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Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Nakazaki-cho 2-cho-me 1-4 Shimano Bld 7th floor
TEL:050-5497-4429
Travel Service Supervisor:尾瀬雅文
※In case of any questions regarding the travel contract please contact the Travel Service Supervisor

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