Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Hyōgo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
6 days ago

Very nice hike, easily accessible from Osaka. Going up to the summit, it gets quite steep at times, with parts that require some rock climbing to progress. At the very top I found some wild cats just lazing around. They're obviously used to humans, I saw a tuna can someone left for them, and another hiker convinced a beautiful calico to let them pet it. The way down is easier, going along a well maintained trail that follows a more gentle slope down.

Nice small Hiking with beautiful view, a little bit of rock climbing, from station Ashiyagawa to station Okamoto. From Osaka station is very easy to get there with Hankyu line direction kobe.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

There were a ton a people today.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

We made our first attempt at Rokko Mountain today and it was tiring and fun. This is definitely a hard hike, and as other reviewers have mentioned, there is quite a bit of rock scrambling at the beginning. it pretty much either goes up or down without much in the way of a flat course. The trail itself was very fun and somewhat technical. The views were good, not great because there were only maybe 3 vantage points worth trying to take a scenic shot from. We also stopped, ate, and turned around about four miles in at the restaurant. The restaurant was a godsend to me because I ate too light a breakfast. not the best restaurant in the world, but the location couldn't have been better.

trail running
1 month ago

First work, plateau road

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful, but very technical trail. Especially the 1st kilometer is only climbing over boulders. The rest of the way is OK. I would not attempt when risk of rain. This said, I came across many people twice my age and kids one third my age. Honestly, I don’t know how they get up there... Came across nice birds and some wild pigs. I took a taxi up there and took the train back to Osaka via Ashiyagawa train station. Had no difficulties finding the start of the trail thanks to modern GPS technology. (If you are in the area, highly recommend Mount Atago in Kyoto - still my favourite)

hiking
4 months ago

A great trail. There is some scurrying over rocks to be done and some almost climbing, so only attempt if you are confident with heights. Trail requires moderate-high fitness. If you feel you are somewhat fit and don't mind a bit of scurrying/climbing then sure, give it a go. I started the track from the Koza falls (a right hand start about 50m back from the falls themselves).

I got lost on my first attempt at this hike (google maps sent me on a highway around the mountain) so I tried again. I’m glad I did. Loved it. The beginning of the trail has a tough scramble up boulders through the waterfall (and therefore the end of the hike is the same on the way down). The rest of it is very runnable with nice soft trail that alternates (undulates?) between flat and about 5-10% grade. I was wearing Inov-8 Roclite 290 trail shoes and they were perfect for the terrain. I also had gloves on for the cold and that proved helpful because the technical bits required quite a bit of hand action for balance and boulder-hopping.

I followed Google maps from Ashiya station and got totally lost. Ended up walking on a major highway. I got lucky on my way back and found a trail up Mt. Kannon, which was also very cool. But now I’m determined to try the Mt. Rokko route again next week.

Great trip. We did the trip with our child in the backpack and it was really challenging. We only met locals and it was a great experience. Unfortunately the restaurant near the top was closed and we were starving after his challenging uphill hike....

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is what hiking is all about. I was intimidated by the description of "experienced hikers" because I tend to minimize my experience. Yes it is challenging but I will now officially call myself experienced because it was not intimidating. However if you think hiking is mostly flat terrain or gentle inclines then this might not be for you. I missed the summit because I didn't realize I was there. When you get to the restaurant at the road, zoom in on the map, I think you need to follow the road around the curve for the view. I am disappointed I missed the view but it was definitely an excellent hike.

hiking
Saturday, March 17, 2018

This trail can be difficult with some technical rock climbs/descents. It was very busy when I went (the weekend) with people of all ages, including many impressive older people charging it. Views of Osaka can be glimpsed throughout with an impressive panoramic view at the very summit. The trail includes several small stream crossings. The first 1/4 mile is all rock climbing but then becomes a typical trail, so don't get discouraged as I did by. The trail is well worn and well defined. There are a couple of forks with no English on the trail markers, so prepared. Note: that this trail as listed doesn't go to the summit and it's only about another 1/4 mile. Make sure you do that to get the summit view!

hiking
Monday, November 20, 2017

Beautiful trail and a great little workout! It's a bit steep on the way up but once you reach the peak it's an easy trek down to the Arima area. Stopped in at the Kin no Yu onsen to soak in the natural, mineral enriched waters - absolute must! Trail signage is all in Japanese with multiple forks, so make sure your GPS device or phone is charged to last the distance.

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beautiful trail that provides a great workout climbing. Note that there are two ascents to make it to the top. If you want to return to Kobe instead of Arima, then follow the trail along the road to the right. It will take you to the top of the cable car for a descent. There is some up and down hiking through here, but avoids the road with traffic and no road shoulder.

hiking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Awesome trail with great chances of meeting locals that complete the trail about twice a week.

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This is a great hike for anyone that is traveling or living in the Kansai region.

Monday, October 18, 2010

This is a really well-written guide with incredible photos. Someday, I'd love to explore this region.

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