Special feature on places to see autumn leaves in Osaka and Kobe area

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Kyoto is not the only area where you can enjoy autumn leaves. There are several places to enjoy autumn foliage in the Osaka and Kobe areas as well. Here, we will introduce you to some of the best autumn foliage spots, including spacious parks and hidden spots. Enjoy the autumn colors created by nature along the Hankyu and Hanshin lines, where many areas are blessed with nature.

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Minoh Waterfall

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Selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan, Minoh Waterfall is a spot famous for its autumn leaves. The trees of all sizes that surround the waterfall turn red, yellow, and orange, creating a luxurious sight that can only be seen at this time of year.

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Address

2-2, Minokoen, Mino-shi, Osaka

Access

40-minute walk from Hankyu Minoh Line Minoh Station

Kyuuanji Temple

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The autumn leaves at Kyuuanji Temple in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture, are also wonderful. The reds, oranges, and other colors intertwine with the traditional temple architecture to delight the eyes of visitors. Several gingko trees are planted in the courtyard, and the golden leaves swaying in the autumn breeze are a beautiful sight.

INFORMATION

Address

697, Fushio-cho, Ikeda, Osaka

Access

Take the Hankyu bus from Hankyu Takarazuka Line Ikeda Station
and alight at Kyuuanji. It's a short walk away.

Myoken-no-Mori

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Myoken-no-Mori, only an hour away from Umeda, Osaka, is a place where you can get in touch with nature. Take the Myoken-no-Mori Cable Car, which is 666 meters long with a height difference of 229 meters, to the top of the mountain. In autumn, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains colored like flames in the Momiji Valley, where red leaves spread over the entire valley.

INFORMATION

Address

Kawanishi-shi Kurokawa-aza-okutakitani

Access

From Hankyu Takarazuka Line Kawanishi-noseguchi Station,
transfer over to the Nose Railway Line and go to Myokenguchi Station.

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Kobe Suma Rikyu Park

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Kobe City Suma Rikyu Park, where Japanese gardens are lustrously colored. It is a large park with a variety of gardens and facilities. The main viewing spot is the botanical garden, where the maple tree-lined avenues and the autumn leaves in the Japanese garden show the beauty of late autumn. The park also has playground equipment for children, making it a good place for families.

INFORMATION

Address

1-1, Higashisuma, Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyogo

Access

From Kobe kosoku Line Shinkaichi Station,
transfer over to the Sanyo Electric Railway and go to Tsukimiyama Station.
It's a 10-minute walk from there.

Kobe Municipal Arboretum

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The park is divided into different regions of the world, such as North America and Europe, and different types of trees, so that visitors can learn about the diverse beauty of autumn leaves. The area around Hase Pond is a particularly beautiful spot for viewing the autumn colors in a water mirror. Let’s take a stroll through the vast park and enjoy the world tour of autumn leaves!

INFORMATION

Address

1-2, Nagao, Yamada-cho Kamitanigami, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo

Access

From Kobe kosoku Line Shinkaichi Station,
transfer over to the Kobe Electric Railway and go to Kita-Suzurandai Station.
It's a 10-minute a free shuttle bus from there.

Zuihoji Park

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Hideyoshi Toyotomi described the autumn foliage in the Arima Onsen area as “a garden you will never get tired of looking at.” Zuihoji Park was built on the site of the abandoned Zuihoji Temple in 1887. In autumn, the 2,500 maple trees turn color and offer a vivid view of the changing leaves.

INFORMATION

Address

Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo

Access

20-minute walk from Kobe Electric Railway Arima-Onsen Station.

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