Hozukyo to the Great Bamboo Forest Walk/保津峡嵯峨野ハイキング

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🎍Hozukyo to the Great Bamboo Forest Walk・保津峡嵯峨野ハイキング🎍



Enjoy an easy promenade on quiet, forest-lined mountain roads through the lush canyon of the Hozukyo, over Rokucho Toge Pass, through the historic streets of Saga Toriimoto, to the back entrance of Kyoto’s Great Bamboo Forest.

This easy 6.5km~ hike affords multiple views of Kyoto’s lush Hozukyo Canyon, the opportunity to put one’s feet in the Katsura River (and swim if you’re brave enough – Careful! There’s a bit of current), a unique photo opportunity with a large collection of Japan’s quirky Tanuki statues, and more.

There is only one major hill climb (up to Rokucho-Toge Pass), the rest of the way is flat or a gentle down hill. Much of the way also enjoys the shade of trees.

Please bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water, a bento, a blue tarp or other ground covering for when we eat lunch, and a swimsuit and shoes for the river if you wish to wade or take a dip.

PREVIOUS PHOTOS OF OUR HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2578868639032060

WHERE TO MEET: Meet at Shin-Osaka Station outside the Midosuji Line Subway Gates

WHEN: 10:45am meeting time.

WHO CAN COME: Everyone



10:45-11:05 – Meet at Shin-Osaka Station outside the Midosuji Line Subway Gates

11:05-11:15 – Proceed to JR Line train to Kyoto.

11:20 – Train departs Shin-Osaka for Kyoto

11:44-11:55- Transfer to Sagano Line at Kyoto Station (we arrive on track 2, our train is on track 33)

11:57 – train departs Kyoto for Hozukyo

12:18 – Arrive At Hozukyo Station, photo opportunity, bathroom break, assemble in front of station. Begin hike.

1:15~2 – Arrive at riverside, lunch, wading, etc…

2-2:20 – cross suspension bridge to Hozukyo Truck Train Station, photos with Tanuki sculptures

2:20-3:30 – Hike across Rokucho-Toge to Saga Toriimoto, bathroom break at historic community center.

3:30-4:30 – walk through Saga Toriimoto to the Great Bamboo Forest, and on to JR Saga Arashiyama Station

16:41 – Train to Kyoto

16:52-16:59 – Transfer to Osaka Bound train (Track 32-Track 5)

16:59 – train departs for Osaka

17:22 – train arrives at Shin-Osaka. Otsukaresama

CONTACT: If you have ANY questions please ask me Bryan: https://www.facebook.com/bryan.baier


集合場所:御堂筋線 新大阪 改札前