• 🗾Incredible Turquoise Colored River Hike 🗾

    Kintetsu Abenobashi Station

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 NOTE: TODAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY!!! SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY IT WITH NEW FRIENDS SOME OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE TURQUOISE WATER YOU WILL SEE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. It's a big statement...but i will show you the proof on the walk......OR YOUR MONEY BACK!! Check our photos of the previous time we went here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2098015197117409 Check out some STUNNING videos: 1.Water cave video: https://youtu.be/rExNmeS_utg 2. Great place to jump in: https://youtu.be/4UT8XYACqfw 3. Views down the river https://youtu.be/Nd0UjqAV1Fo This is a very easy hike....it is flat all the way and is only about a 4km hike. We will rest at many of the beautiful vantage points along the way. You can dip your feet into the water as well. Some people will swim. Today is just a relaxing day out in a stunning location (and a little bit of walking) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800yen per adult. 600yen for children SEE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEE BELOW!! VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ IT!!! With this event you MUST buy your own separate ticket (I will show you how to get it when you arrive at the station). This ticket is super discounted it is 3780yen and is a special day pass (Includes a return train ticket and a return bus ticket). Its 70min train ride and a 50min bus ride (private bus charter)...but its worth it!!:) This once in a life time stuff!! WHERE WE WILL MEET: Abenobashi Station (GET OFF AT TENNOJI SUBWAY STATION GO TO EXIT 4...see direction below) at 10:15am. We will meet infront of the "MOS Burger" next to the EAST exit!!! This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/y8acemyc ACCESS: From Tennoji Subway station....you take exit 4 and turn right and walk 20metres.. Thats it...super simple. It should only take a few seconds!! WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) HIKING LEVEL: 1/5. Extremely easy (NO HEELS) WHY: Cause its a place of incredible beauty:P WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, Swim wear and towel (if you want to swim) CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy: www.facebook.com/andyopple

  • 🍇Mysterious Monolythic Rocks & Grape Picking🍇

    Kintetsu Abenobashi Stn

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 SEE THESE PICS TO GET AN IDEA OF THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2099985743587021 PLEASE VIEW OUR VIDEOS 1. A rock sculptured more than 1500years ago: https://youtu.be/V29CIPmRMXo 2. Grape picking in a vineyard: https://youtu.be/PGLbktn_y74 Asuka is a village nestled among the hills of the Nara......Though little is left of its original palaces and temples, Asuka is at the CENTRE of Japan’s history as the home of the FIRST EMPEROR and the roots of Buddhism. WHAT WE WILL SEE AND DO: 1. See, touch, smell the seriously incredible and mysterious, huge stone carved monument 2. Witness some rolling hills and terraced rice paddie 3. Visit the location of where the oldest painting were found in Japan 4. Bask in a 1 hour all you can eat grapes picking adventure The area is known for its many ancient burial mounds 古墳 but there also are stone monuments in the hills surrounding Asuka that don’t fit with Buddhist style sculpture nor construction, and no one seems to know or how or why they were built!!! The largest of those monuments is known as Masuda-no-iwafune. ...... its purpose remains a complete mystery. It is 11 meters, by 8 meters, by 4.5 meters high, and is made of solid granite and weighs about 800 tonnes. It was built in the Kofun era, an era in the history of Japan from around 300 to 538 AD. It’s a carved mound, with two holes each about a meter square in the center, going through to the ground. So wierd, mystical and incredible:) Also we will go to Takamatsuzuka burial mount where the JAPAN'S OLDEST were found! Along our walk we will see some terraced rice fields in the countryside. We will finish of the day with a relaxed, refreshing all you can eat at a grape farm for 1 hr. LEVEL OF WALK: 5km and flat 1/5....easy PARTICIPATION FEE: 1600yen. (If you want to get the 1hr all you can eat grapes it will cost you 1400yen) Please pay for your own transport. Abenobashi to Asuka one way is 710yen. WHERE WE WILL MEET: Abenobashi Station (GET OFF AT TENNOJI SUBWAY STATION & GO TO EXIT 4.) From Tennoji Subway station....you take exit 4 and turn right and walk 20 metres.. Thats it...super simple. It should only take a few seconds!! We will meet infront of the "MOS Burger" next to the EAST exit. This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/y8acemyc CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple

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  • 🍁⛲Evening walk to Minoh waterfalls⛲🍁

    Minoh Station

    Its the hottest month in Osaka...so well will do a late start evening walk. We will meet at 4:45pm:) THIS LINK IS TO THE PHOTOS TO ALL THE HIKES WE HAVE HAD TO MINOH: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1934566020128995 VIDEO, THESE AMAZING VIEWS OF A HIDDEN SECRET OF MINOH: 1. https://youtu.be/yzGR7Atq1bg 2. VIDEO IS OFF HILL TOP VIEWING PLATFORM: https://youtu.be/FX9p5-GI50g Osaka has only ONE WATERFALL...and its beautiful even on a cloudy day!! and its going to be a nice sunny day hopefully:P Lets enjoy this walk to one of the most popular walks we do. We`ll all meet up at Minoh station (infront of the gates) and leave as a group to go for the 45 minute walk. (1.5hr round trip). This will be a easy and leisurely walk, nothing too difficult about the trip at all. Anyone can walk the slight incline...even young kids!! As we walk we`ll have a chat and a laugh....and when we get to our goal.... the waterfall that is.... well celebrate our MASSIVE achievement and watch the steady, mezmorising stream of water, you can get some food too at the 3 shops there. If you want to jump in the water....please do hahaha WHAT YOU GET: ❂ See some amazing off the main path hidden secrets (see above videos) ❂ Get a pat on the back after completing the walk:P ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great siteseeing spot! PARTICIPATION FEE: 1200yen per adult. 300yen for children WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) WHY: Cause its a place of serenity:P CONTACT: Andy, Facebook: www.facebook.com/andyopple Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief :P DIRECTIONS: From Umeda in central Osaka, take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Hankyu Umeda Station to Ishibashi Station (15 minutes) and transfer to the Hankyu Minoh Line to Minoh Station (5 minutes). The entire one way trip takes about 25 minutes, costs 270 yen

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  • Free international exchange event with Mini 4WD Building!

    無料国際交流会ウィズミニ四駆作り! This fun international event will take place in the history rich Xavier Park in Sakai! この楽しい交流会は歴史の深いザビエル公園で行います! Organized by Sakai Takaishi JC, a non-profit organization, we're hoping to introduce various cultures to this area & bring together people from around the world to share ideas and learn from each other whilst enjoying various activities, also suitable for families, on the day. 堺高石JCというボランティア青年の団体が主催をして頂いてる交流会です。家族でも楽しめるアクティビティを通して、地域に様々な文化を紹介して、世界中からの考え方などを共有できる機会を作りたいと思います! ****What・なに?**** ★Mini 4WD building! 交流ミニ四駆作り ★International exchange including quiz 国際交流・クイズ ★Simple English lessons 簡易英会話教室 ★“Soumen” noodles, Tapioca Juice, Taiwan Shaved Ice 納涼流しそうめん・タピオカジュー ス・台湾かき氷 ****Who・対象?**** Adults, kids, families of any country is absolutely welcome! Kids & adults can enjoy the activities on offer, including Mini 4WD building! どこの国の人でも、大人、子供、家族でも、どなたでも大歓迎です!子供〜大人まで、ミニ四駆作りをはじめ、交流しながら色々を楽しんでもらいましょう! ****Reception・受付**** Make sure you say code “OMG” at the reception! 受付でOMGというコードを伝えて頂けば助かります!

  • 🔦FACINATING CAVE HIKING COURSE🔦

    Keihan Yodoyabashi Station

    PLEASE LOOK AT PHOTOS OF OUR PREVIOUS HIKES TO THIS LOCATION: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1994757407443189 このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人いるので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。よろしくお願い致します。 So lets do something a bit different!!! What does this Iwafune Shrine course have??? It has a bit of everything. 🌠1. A nice canopy boardwalk 🌠2. Huge tunnel waterfall, 🌠3. Very high viewing platform with awesome views 🌠4. Of course, this increible cave with an amazing story!! TO FEEL WHAT AN EVENT IS LIKE, LOOK AT THIS SHORT YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/vGHqoUtCyjA "Iwafune Shrine worships Nigihayashi no Mikoto. Nigihayashi no Mikoto came to this place from the air by Ame no Iwafune. Then Ame no Iwafune became a huge rock 12m x 12m in dimension." THE CAVE WALK WILL TAKE ABOUT 20 ~30 MINUTES. ITS DARK AND YOU MUST HAVE SUITABLE SHOES (RUNNERS, WALKING SHOES...NO SANDALS OR HEELS). WE WILLL ENTER THIS CAVE TOGETHER, ITS DARK, NARROW AND A BIT SLIPPERY BUT EVERYONE CAN DO IT!! Since the medieval era, many practitioners of Shinto's Shugendo sect go in the cave for training their bodies and cleansing their souls. https://youtu.be/nJW3bCKsvfU (VIDEO No. 2: Climbing a tall viewing platform with awesome views) WHERE GOING TO MEET: TWO OPTIONS 1. At Keihan Yodoyabashi Station at 10:30am "CENTRAL GATES" This is a useful google maps link: http://tinyurl.com/keihanyodoyabashistation Access: This is really easy to get to as its next to the Midosuji Yodoyabashi Subway Line (Red Line). When you get out of Midosuji Yodoyabashi Line follow the signs, takes 1 min by walk to Keihan Yodoyabashi Station..CENTRAL exit. OR 2. At Keihan Kisaichi Station (私市駅) at 11:30m. https://youtu.be/dLN05yDfCmk (VIDEO: Professional tour guide of the cave and its vast history explained) TIME: 10:30am ~3:15pm WHO: Anybody can come, even kids WHY: Because these are some astonishing views. Viewing Japan`s rich history and beautiful nature. ATTENDANCE FEE: 1800yen, 500yen for kids (The Cave ticket of 500yen IS included in the above price AND we will organize a Professional Guide will take us through the cave and explain the amazing history, AND you will receive a talisman to hang in your house for good luck & protection !! ). THINGS TO BRING: -Walking shoes (no heels, nor sandals) -A large bottle of water -Snacks as there are no shops around there HIKING GRADE: 2/5 . Anybody with reasonable fitness can do this walk:) CONTACT: If you have ANY questions, pllllease ask me...im a friendly guy:) Andy, (Facebook) http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Thanks, Andy:) "Lets enjoy the beauty of the nature you never knew existed in Kansai"

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  • 💎Kansai's Best Coastal Walk (& see abandoned base)💎

    Namba Nankai Station

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 PLEASE VIEW A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS OF A PREVIOUS HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1978771549041775 The BEST coastal walk we do!!!:) This whole walk goes along a majestic coastline where you can see miles of beautiful ocean. We will.....even pass by and see nature take over a disused military defence location. Astonishing preserved piece of history, follow the maze of tunnels and witness some breathtaking lookout points:) It is a treasure trove of lush forests, rare rock formations, superb views out to sea and diverse plant & animal life.....there is an abundance to see. Access to this majestic location by the public was strictly prohibited by the Imperial Japanese Army up to the end of World War 2. THIS IS OUR MAIN SUMMARY VIDEO (CHECK IT OUT): https://youtu.be/Gu17At36fOg OTHER VIDEOS: ❂Walk up to the top of the mountain see some incredible sea views. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/YHU-8ePBTq4 ❂Go to through a 100m tunnel. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/2APBQKhtYrI ❂Explore 3 gun battery locations. VIDEO:https://youtu.be/Ku0WHpEWgKo ❂Stroll along some isolated beaches VIDEO: PARTICIPATION FEE: 1900yen per adult. 800yen for children (Includes: taxi transport from station to start of coast walk, incredible cliff sea views, explore a tunnel, etc) NOTE: PLEASE PAY YOUR OWN TRAIN TRANSPORT FEES (we pay your taxi fees): 960yen one way from Osaka(Namba Nankai Station) WHERE: "NANKAI Namba Station"...at the "2 floor Gates" FINISH LOCATION: Finish at 4:00pm in Osaka. WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults! WHY: Cause is a sensational place to see nature at its best. CONTACT: Andy, http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, non heel shoes, lunch and snacks. LEVEL: 2/5 simple CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple

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  • 🗾Incredible Turquoise Colored River Hike 🗾

    Kintetsu Abenobashi Station

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 SOME OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE TURQUOISE WATER YOU WILL SEE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. It's a big statement...but i will show you the proof on the walk......or your money back!! Check our photos of the previous time we went here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2098015197117409 Check out some STUNNING videos: 1.Water cave video: https://youtu.be/rExNmeS_utg 2. Great place to jump in: https://youtu.be/4UT8XYACqfw 3. Views down the river https://youtu.be/Nd0UjqAV1Fo This is a very easy hike....it is flat all the way and is only about a 4km hike. We will rest at many of the beautiful vantage points along the way. You can dip your feet into the water as well. Some people will swim. Today is just a relaxing day out in a stunning location (and a little bit of walking) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800yen per adult. 600yen for children SEE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEE BELOW!! VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ IT!!! With this event you MUST buy your own separate ticket (I will show you how to get it when you arrive at the station). This ticket is super discounted it is 3780yen and is a special day pass (Includes a return train ticket and a return bus ticket). Its 70min train ride and a 50min bus ride (private bus charter)...but its worth it!!:) This once in a life time stuff!! WHERE WE WILL MEET: Abenobashi Station (GET OFF AT TENNOJI SUBWAY STATION GO TO EXIT 4...see direction below) at 10:15am. We will meet infront of the "MOS Burger" next to the EAST exit!!! This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/y8acemyc ACCESS: If your coming from the Tennoji Subway station(as most will)................you take exit 4, go out of the gates and turn right and walk 20metres..... It should only take a few seconds!! WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) HIKING LEVEL: 1/5. Extremely easy (NO HEELS) WHY: Cause its a place of incredible beauty:P WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, Swim wear and towel (if you want to swim) CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy: www.facebook.com/andyopple

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  • 🏝️Inunaki Nature Walk & Rock Pools🏝️

    Namba Nankai Station

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 Lets cool down during the summer and put your legs in the water or have a swim (of course after a nice walk) at this fantastic, easy hiking location. Come join us on a unique, picturesque hike which includes 1 tunnel, 7 bridges, 8 waterfalls (main one is 20m high)and many tiered rock pools (to swim in if you want). MOST PEOPLE JOIN THROUGH OUR MAIN HIKING PAGE: http://www.oppleosaka.com Pictures really do tell the story better than words so here we are!!! PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO ALBUM: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2020979074821022 TO EXPERIENCE WHAT OUR HIKE ARE LIKE PLEASE VIEW THESE 20 SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEOS: 1. https://youtu.be/6-Q7N0rak50 (previous hike) 2. https://youtu.be/_Fgqw3gc94o (main waterfall) 3. https://youtu.be/3EOAxP21XLE (Tiered rock pools) 4. https://youtu.be/eCH2GRWyguc (more of the many rock pools) Located not far from Osaka..this walk is a great escape into....nature ENTRY FEE: 1200yen for adults, 300yen for kids NOTE: You will have to pay for your own transport fees. We will organize a discounted day ticket for you to buy...its is only 1720yen and includes all transportation on the trip...return train tickets & return bus tickets (also a discount to an onsen) NOTE: Some people will want to go to an onsen when the walk finishes. WHERE: We will meet at NANKAI Namba station. At the gates on the 2nd level!!! WHO: Anyone interested in nature or architecture WHY: Because its....educational hahah and makes you feel like your stepping into the past!! DIFFICULTY: 1.5 out of 5...easy:) CONTACT: If you have ANY questions plllllease contact me via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Lets have a good time out with new friends!!:)

  • 🔔鍾乳洞BREATHTAKING LIMESTONE CAVE & VALLEY WALK🔔

    Kintetsu Abenobashi Stn

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 NOTE: TODAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY!!! SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR BEST HIKE OF THE YEAR:) NOTE: LAST TIME 36 PEOPLE JOINED US:) ALL THE PICTURE FROM OUR PREVIOUS HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1919982891587308 (VIDEO: Giant waterfalls, THIS VIDEO HAS MORE THAN 5000views on YOUTUBE!!!!) https://youtu.be/tOB_m0_IN6M One of my fondest and vivid memories when I was a child are of stalactites 鍾乳石 in limestone caves. It fascinated me....and still does:) (VIDEO: Shows off whats amazing about Nara) https://youtu.be/ep_bid582wY Moulded over millions of years to produce one of natures true wonders. There are stalactites, and various other amazing natural wonders inside these caves. What is especially famous here are the rare "soda straws" that are found in the areas called “kinshi no iwaya” (gold cave) and “ginshi no iwaya” (silver cave). Although its not the best limestone caves in the world (i've traveled throughout Europe and Asia for 3 years), its definately one of the best ive seen in Japan...I miss seeing limestone cave. ALSO we go on a breathtaking 90 minute slow, relaxing hike next to a gorgeous crystal clear river along a lush, green valley:) I have searched this area extensively, going down every side trail, and I have found an incredible hidden rock pool where we can refresh and dangle our legs in the water....you DEFINATELY have time to swim if you want.....and jump off the rocky ledges into the water as well !! (VIDEO: Astonishing nature...at its finest........along raging a river) https://youtu.be/yPpxqZ1c5EM WHAT YOU GET: ❂See limestone caves...unique to the Nara region featuring stalactites of all different shapes and forms ❂ Go on a magical valley hike featuring some of the best forest views ❂View 4 waterfalls, one 30m in height!! ❂ go on 5 rope bridges and numerous canopy boardwalks ❂ Dangle your legs (and swim if you want) in the gorgeous river waters. ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot! ❂ Explore some of the finest wilderness in Japan!!! (PIC: Pure nature...THIS is the spot of my secret rock pool. Look at the turquoise color!!!) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800yen per adult. 600yen for children This price includes going on a gorgeous valley hike, swimming in an isolated paradise and sharing great memories with new friends for a whole day. Please pay the 400yen entry to the limestone caves yourself. SEE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL FEE BELOW!! VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ IT!!! With this event you MUST buy your own separate ticket (I will show you how to get it when you arrive at the station). This ticket is super discounted it is 3780yen and is a special day pass (Includes a return train ticket and a return bus ticket). Its 70min train ride and a 70min bus ride (private bus charter)...but its worth it!!:) This once in a life time stuff!! (VIDEO: Just a hundred metres from here is our hidden rock pool) https://youtu.be/QnTGQZXshv8 WHERE WE WILL MEET: Abenobashi Station (GET OFF AT TENNOJI SUBWAY STATION GO TO EXIT 4...see direction below) at 10:15am. We will meet infront of the "MOS Burger" next to the EAST exit!!! YES EAST EXIT. This is a very useful google map link: http://tinyurl.com/y8acemyc ACCESS: From Tennoji Subway station....you take exit 4 and turn right and walk 20metres.. Thats it...super simple. It should only take a few seconds!! (VIDEO: All the people on our private bus charter) https://youtu.be/asWjOYnEwm0 WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) HIKING LEVEL: 2/5. The hike is only 6.5km and is not so hilly (NO HEELS) WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, Swim wear and towel (if you want to swim) (VIDEO: Everyone put their feet in the water...some had a swim) https://youtu.be/Y4p4aUgC7t4 CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple

  • 🌲Gorgeous Hozanji Temple Hike: Evergreen🌲

    Ikoma Station

    このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 THIS IS A WONDERFUL SPOT ......WITHOUT THE PEOPLE....AMONGST THE GREENERY PLEASE LOOK AT THE VIDEOS BELOW TO EXPERIENCE WHAT THIS HIKE IS LIKE: 1. Hozanji Temple VIDEO: https://youtu.be/srilvp8778U 2. Great city views VIDEO: https://youtu.be/_gs_L7h_xMY 3. Budoukan (Traditional Japanese sports hall) VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Q4fTcohZDfA HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF A PREVIOUS HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1977839152468348 THIS PLACE IS ONLY 21 MINUTES FROM NAMBA STATION IN CENTRAL OSAKA!!!! VERY NEARBY:) Have you ever heard of Hozani Temple Hike?? NEVER, I think:) It the most underrated trek in Kansai.....a hidden gem:) Im sure you are tired of hollow temples that are designed for tourists. Here we get OFF the tourist trail and see more traditional, hidden secrets of Kansai. I am naturally a curious and inquisitive person. I have covered Kansai for the best hikes. HERE I have ONE OF THE BEST OF THEM. We will take the short cablecar (Japan's first cable car) ride up the mountain. We will see the 360 degree views of Osaka and Nara when we reach the top. Then we will descend down the mountain side going through beautiful forest and stopping every so often to see the views, lush vegetation/plant life and quaint buildings/ houses along the way. Half way down.....we'll arrive at Hozanji temple. We`ll give you a tour of this historically special temple. It was built in 1678 on the site of earlier sacred site built by monks in 655. Yes thats right 655!!!! There are caves behind the buildings on a rock face which are also historically significant. The buildings look ancient as do many of the figures that line the walkways up the mountain side. WALK LEVEL: Very easy, 1 out of 5 : Suitable for people of all ages as its walking down all the way. Less than 3km in total distance. WHERE: We will all meet at Kintetsu Ikoma Station in Nara (Only 20mins from Osaka centre). Please Meet just outside the "CENTRAL" gates in Ikoma Station. HOW TO GET THERE: Go to Ikoma station by "RAPID EXPRESS" train from Namba KINTETSU. Takes 20mins from Namba. Wait at outside CENTRAL exit gates at Ikoma. WHO: Everyone is invited, children, families, teens, adults, tourists, japanese, foreigners, nerds:P WHY: Because we need to have some moments of relaxation between our busy week:) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1200yen (includes drinks, mountain side gorgeous temple and forest walk). Please pay for you cable car yourself....we will only ride it one way and it costs 550yen. WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING: Shoes (NO HEELS) for walking or hiking / rucksack, food if you want, a bottle of water, Bring a jumper/jacket just in case it get cold. ATTENDEE DETAILS ❂About 15~25 people ❂ Usually up to the age of 35 years old but we always get at least a few over 50y.o. ❂We get a good mix of Japanese, foreigners, travelers, students, business people, couples, singles, regulars and new comers:) ❂Our other attendees are super genki and friendly people. Our staff always make an effort to introduce the quieter ones to others so its all good. Just relax and let it flow. ❂ Come and practise the language your learning. Everyones here to help:) Just have a go and you will probably surprise yourself!! CONTACT: Dont hesitate to message or call ANYTIME (Andy): Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple WAITING LIST: Almost always at least 4 or 5 people have an urgent matter to attend so please go on the waiting list if now there are no availabilities. Most likely a position will open up:) Lets have an awesome time in the outdoors together!!!! "Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief"

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