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Hiking in Kansai

Explore the forest-cloaked mountains fused with a sacred atmosphere

The rolling mountains of Kansai are home to a scattering of sacred sites and wonderful treks along dirt tracks and past sublime natural scenery. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims into the sacred mountains of Kodo which have been revered since the 10th century. Or admired the worshiped peaks of the Oomine Mountain range. Visit during the cooler months between May and September for ideal hiking conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Japan

Kansai is an area that is perfect for discovering by hiking. And what’s more, the winding trails and hilly dirt paths are accessible to almost anyone. There are easy and nontechnical hikes in the thick forest area of Kodo, where ancient mountain cultures thrive, as well as more demanding on the Oomine mountains.


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Best time to visit

Visit during the cooler months between May and September for ideal hiking conditions

What's the weather like?

he region of Kansai is home to a tropical climate penetrated with a liberal supply of rainfall. With a consistent temperature of around 27°C <br />all year round, the cooler months dip a couple of degrees lower

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Located in the south-central section of Japan’s main island of Honshu, the region of Kansai is at the historical and cultural heart of the country. It is home to Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan, as well as the Ibuki Mountains that guard the east coast. In addition, four of Japan’s national parks lie within the region of Kansai


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