Mt. Iwawaki in Fall 1
Mount Iwawaki is an 897-meter-high mountain located in Kawachinagano City. There are many attractions in this mountain rich in nature that will refresh your image of Osaka, such as a historic temple standing in the middle of the mountain and Japanese pampas grass covering the entire surface of the summit. There are also easy-to-walk routes for beginners, making it a popular weekend day-trip hiking destination. From the route along the ridge, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Osaka Plain, the distant Rokko Mountains, and even Awaji Island.
Stretching across the western foothills of the Kongo Mountains, Minamikawachi is an area with a rich history, where many ancient mausoleums and burial mounds remain, and is closely related to Prince Shotoku of the Asuka Period (592-710). The agricultural and forestry industries are thriving, and the area is crowded with people who come to pick grapes in autumn. The area offers a wide range of travel courses to fully enjoy the unique charms of the area, such as mountain climbing with panoramic views of the metropolis, and driving through the beautiful terraced rice fields in Osaka's only village.