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Osaka Maple Foliage Road Hike & Foot Spa

Minoo, Japan

Experience hosted by Kenji

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 7 people
Includes food, drinks, and tickets

What you'll do

This is Family-friendly​ experience!. Just 30 mins Train from Osaka station, You will be in a completely natural world with mountain and beautiful maple forest.
Mino is really my favorite place for refreshment. Air is clear, time flew slower than the town.

You can enjoy peaceful walking along the scenic river. In spring with splendid cherry blossom, In May, June with vivid new green, In Summer you may see children playing at the river, In Autumn with colored foliage. Even in wintertime, you can enjoy perfectly clear air.

On the way, you can see several beautiful shrines, photogenic bridges, some hidden paths where I usually stop by. Every single place is so refreshing and makes you relaxed. Especially thousand of Maple tree area is something special. If you need it, I can teach a good way of walking in the mountain area and be able to give nature guidance as a mountain guide.

Our walking goal is Giant(33m) waterfall. We can enjoy the view, drinking or eating some snacks, which you can buy at food stands. We will treat citrus cider which is the ​most popular drink in Mino. Sitting in front of the waterfall is my favorite moment.

We'll come back along little bit deferent way.
In the end, we can enjoy foot spring and makes you refreshed.

After this hiking experience, your mind and body are going to be wholely refreshed.
Other things to note
The tour will be operated in a raining day also, except very heavy rain like a typhoon coming. Actually, it is not bad in​ a ​raining day and sometimes you can enjoy more beauty without many people.
This is Family-friendly​ experience!. Just 30 mins Train from Osaka station, You will be in a completely natural world with mountain and beautiful maple forest.
Mino is really my favorite place for refreshment. Air is clear, time flew slower than the town.

You can enjoy peaceful walking along the scenic river. In spring with splendid cherry blossom, In May, June with vivid new green, In Summer you may see children playing at the…

What's included

  • Food
    You can get 1 Food at the waterfall food stands
  • Drinks
    1 Drink at food stands
    You can get 1 Drink at the waterfall food stand...
  • Tickets
    Foot Hot-Spring.
    You can enjoy and relax at Foot Hot-Spring(Onsen). Wa...

Meet your host, Kenji

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
This is the best way to escape the city and enjoy nature in Osaka.
I'm a Japanese, living in Osaka with my family. I've been a professional trekking tour guide for 9 years, and have my own tour business.
I've been passionate about trekking tour.

Mino Maple road is so amazing.
The best season is below.
- Autumn season: Oct to Early Nov: Perfect weather and Colorful foliage (Especially shining red color of a Maple leaf)
- New green season: Apr to June. Green is soooo fresh and beautiful.
- Cherry season: Mar to Mid Apr. No need word, this is super nice!

After Hiking you'll be refreshed by splashing waterfall. Foot spring is good way to cool down your tired body.

Japan has many beautiful mountains with rich forests and nature. To me, hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy it.
I hope to share my experience and make your staying much nice!
This is the best way to escape the city and enjoy nature in Osaka.
I'm a Japanese, living in Osaka with my family. I've been a professional trekking tour guide for 9 years, and have my own tour business.
I've been passionate about trekking tour.

Mino Maple road is so amazing.
The best season is below.
- Autumn season: Oct to Early Nov: Perfect weather and Colorful foliage (Especially shining red color of a Maple leaf)
- New green season: Apr to June. Green is…
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Where you'll be

I'll take you to Some Hidden Shrine, Minor hiking route (feeling like really remote area), Scenic Maple tree spots are included.
On the walking way, I will arrange the most efficient route and introduce my secret photogenic spots to maximize your fan.
In case, I am bringing a ​first-aid kid.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Joy
September 2019
Great experience! Even if you're not a huge fan of hiking I would still recommend this tour. Kenji-san will go at your pace and you see a lot of beauty hidden in the Minoh area!
Evan
May 2019
My friends and I attended Kenji's hike while we were on about 3-4 hours of sleep and it was a relaxing and calming as Kenji had described it. While walking through the mountain path, Kenji gave insight to the various landmarks commenting on the history and its meaning behind it. Kenji is a very energetic, kind and self motivated person, going through the hike you just naturally build the foundations of a friendship. My friends and I enjoyed his company and the banter that was shared between ourselves along with Kenji. There are points of relaxation, making the hike (regardless of how much sleep you're on) very worth while. Even towards the end, when the hike had ended, Kenji went above and beyond to recommend us a lunch spot by taking us to a restaurant of our choosing. Overall, Kenji was a very good host to a very calm and relaxing experience.
My friends and I attended Kenji's hike while we were on about 3-4 hours of sleep and it was a relaxing and calming as Kenji had described it. While walking through the mountain pat…
Eric
April 2019
It was a great walk in the park, it really wasn't that difficult. We were lucky to visit at the right time with the new green leaves. The citrus cider was great and worth a try! If I return to Japan, I would definitely look out for other tours by Kenji in the summer or autumn.
It was a great walk in the park, it really wasn't that difficult. We were lucky to visit at the right time with the new green leaves. The citrus cider was great and worth a try! If…
Kat
April 2019
Kenji & Naoki were absolutely great. They made the hike fun and very interesting. Both were super friendly and easy to talk to. I quite enjoyed the hike and the waterfall was amazing. I would recommend to everyone. It was very very fun.
Hayley
March 2019
If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and needing to connect with nature - this is the tour for you. Kenji was an EXCELLENT tour guide through the mountains of Osaka. Kenji is super knowledgable about the area and provided a personalized experience. Additionally, we got to the top of the mountain and enjoyed a local Osaka beverage. The hike was easy-moderate and we had an amazing time scouting out new maple trees and CHERRY BLOSSOMS!
If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and needing to connect with nature - this is the tour for you. Kenji was an EXCELLENT tour guide through the m…
Jennifer
November 2018
He was awesome!!!!!! We weren’t rushed. Took time to explain and showed us around. Very personable, so kind n spoke English extremely well. Loved the tour!!! Out of all the tours his was the best. Thank you Kenji for a wonderful tour!!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Towel for foot spring

Walking shoes