The Waterfalls of Osaka

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Enjoy Natural Scenery:Waterfall / Alpine plant
Get Some Exercise:Shower climbing / Hiking

Seasons

Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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A journey of spray and beauty, to 200 waterfalls.

Osaka-cho in Gero City is known as the place with the most waterfalls in Japan. With a range in elevation from 700 to 2,100 meters, there are over 200 falls with drops of 5 meters or more. Many of them were formed by lava from the second eruption of Mount Ontake, and visitors are fascinated by their diversity. There are over 10 hiking courses to choose from, and guided tours.
The giant wall of columnar joints formed of the flowing lava from the eruption marks the start of the Mitsutaki Course, from Gandate Park to beautiful falls in a 15-minute walk recommended for beginners. Hikers used to more difficult trails may prefer the Iwaore Falls Course through the wilderness, which offers visitors of all ages new thrills. In the summer there is a “shower climbing” tour to explore the falls up close. Dive into deep pools, ride the tumult of the water slide, and discover the beauty of pristine water.

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The four seasons in Osaka, a treasure house of plants.

Osaka-cho, where , Ontake rises, is a mountainous region with elevations ranging from 500 to 2,500 meters, and offers a wealth of plants. Around Gandate Park visitors can find blooming pussy willow and witch hazel from March, and ragworts and tiger lilies in the summer. Alpine flowers cover the upper reaches of Mount Ontake; be sure not to miss the clusters of tiny white and pink Dicentra peregrina blossoms! In the fall the autumn colors are stunning from the Ohira outlook on the Ontake Panorama Line. The larch and Erman's birch turn yellow, transforming to gold in the sun. In the winter the plants sleep, and the rime-covered pines glitter like Christmas trees. A special tour is available to see the frozen waterfalls of Osaka, or hike the snowfields for a totally different experience.

The Waterfalls of Osaka

Address

811-1 Akanta, Osaka-cho, Gero, Gifu Prefecture

Hours

Hida-Osaka Visitor Center 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed

Open daily

Cost

Free of charge

Phone

Hida-Osaka Visitor Center 0576-62-2215

Access

By train to JR Takayama Main Line Hida-Osaka Sta.

Web site

https://www.osaka-taki.com/
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