What you'll do
Are you looking for a adventure which is mixed with nature and artefacts? I invite you to a unique hiking experience on an abandoned railway outside of Osaka! We meet up at JR Osaka station and move to the nearest station 40 minutes away. We explore the 5 km (16,400 ft) railway for 2 hours. At the start of the trail, you see a beautiful pristine river with many huge boulders which runs along the entire trail. The best part of this hike are the 6 tunnels which were made of mostly bricks. The longest one is 400m (1,300ft). We enter tunnels with flashlights, feel a different atmosphere and observe the insides. If you pay attention, you can discover several interesting features of the tunnels. Afterwards, we will have wild game meat dishes (boar/deer) for lunch/dinner at a local restaurant. You pay for your own meal. (VEGAN MENU IS AVAILABLE) ※THE RESTAURANT CLOSES ON MONDAY. If you book on Monday, I can recommend a restaurant according to your request. After that, we relax at a free natural foot bath. Soaking your feet in hot water will relieve the weariness of the hiking! Lastly, we return to JR Osaka station. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy a bit from mid of December to February. Special equipments are not necessary.
I was born and raised in Osaka. Since my mother's hometown was by mountains, I had countlessly climbed many mountains through four seasons and had experience guiding many friends. I have encountered the wonder of nature many times and had a great respect for nature. I think Japanese nature is very unique in many aspects compared to foreign nature. However, you might not imagine rich nature in Osaka, there are many places which are fairly worth visiting. I would love to show you how beautiful Japanese nature is. Also please check my another tour! https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/411868
Flashlight, Towel (for foot bath)
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Where you'll be
Along this picturesque hike we can enjoy spectacular views of mountains and gorges. However, the trail itself is not mountainous, but flat so it is easily walkable by anyone. During spring, we can explore a lovely forest filled with beautiful cherry blossoms! After the tour ends, we stop by a local free foot spa to relieve the weariness of the hiking.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
If you fear darkness, please consider joining. I provide a flashlight, but it is very dark at some points in tunnels. Lunch/dinner is not covered. Please expect to spend about 1000 to 1500 yen per person. The restaurant closes on Monday.
Abandoned Railway Walk Through Tunnels