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
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!
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.
▼ In the fall, you can see these beautiful autumn leaves.
▼The famous "Momiji (maple leaf) Tempura" as a souvenir.
▼Made by carefully frying real maple leaves, one by one.
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.
▼Enjoy the rich scenery on your way to Minoh Waterfall
▼Manhole cover with the iconic maple leaf design
▼Bask in the negative ions of lush nature
▼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.
Arrival at the Minoh Waterfall
▼The majestic waterfall is as refreshing as awe-inspiring
▼Commemorative snapshot in front of the waterfall
▼With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of the wild monkeys
▼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!
Off to Katsuoji, home of countless Daruma dolls
▼Next we'll take a cab to Katsuoji. Countless cute Daruma dolls await at Katsuoji
▼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.
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!