Natural Wonders

Kannabe Hiking Trails

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Come hike to the mouth of one of Kansai Region’s youngest volcanoes. You can stroll up to the top from the parking lot of the roadside rest area “Kannabe Kougen” in about 20 to 30 minutes. There are guided tours available for a ce……

The Spring of Longevity

Natural WondersDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

The farming village of Tanto located in southeastern Toyooka is home to plentiful nature and valleys rich in biodiversity and nutrients. The Sakano Valley, home to the Spring of Longevity, is known to locals as a valley abundant i……

Volcanic Trekking Lunch Experience

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Enjoy a homemade lunch surrounded by the Kannabe wilderness.

Mount Jaja

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Mount Jaja is a small mountain with a paved path leading up to its summit, making it a perfect summertime course for those who are looking for a relaxed trek rather than an intense hike. Walking from the summit to the top takes ap……

Mount Kuruhi

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

Mount Kuruhi just south of central Kinosaki is a popular climbing spot for local hikers and photographers. Depending on the weather, those who reach the summit viewing platform at 566.6 meters are awarded with either a gorgeous vi……

Moto-Yu

Natural WondersKinosaki Onsen

Moto-yu (literally meaning original hot water) is the source of Kinosaki Onsen's hot spring water, and makes for a spectacular natural sight to visit while strolling through town. Visitors are able to view this natural wonder for ……

Kannabe Beginner Skiing Lessons with English-speaking Instructor

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Learn how to ski from an English-speaking instructor!

Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Small Car)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiHot SpringsShoppingKinosaki OnsenTakenoToyookaIzushiKannabeTanto

Enhance your trip with a rental car.

Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Compact Car)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiHot SpringsShoppingKinosaki OnsenTakenoToyookaIzushiKannabeTanto

Enhance your trip with a rental car.

Snowshoeing in the Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Snowshoe to the top of an extinct volcano with a local guide and enjoy a warm snack while overlooking the Kannabe Highlands.

Geopark Sea Kayaking Adventure

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Kayak on crystal-clear waters in the Sea of Japan and explore the coastline!

Geo Stand Up Paddleboarding (G-SUP)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the clear, blue waters of the Japan Sea in Takeno!

Kinosaki Picturesque Riverside Cycling Tour

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

Discover breathtaking landscapes located just a short bike ride away from Kinosaki Onsen in this one-of-a-kind cycling tour!

Oriental White Stork Observation Tour (with private English guide)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresToyooka

Through this tour, learn about the ecology of the storks and the city's commitment to fulfilling their promise of returning the Oriental White Storks to Japan's skies.

Forest Adventure in Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Complete an obstacle course in the trees of the Kannabe Highlands.

Volcanic Rock Trekking in Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Go trekking on a lava flow formation which erupted from Mt. Kannabe about 25,000 years ago, and then hardened over time.

Onaru Burial Mounds

Natural WondersArt, Culture & HistoryKyotango

Located at a high plateau that looks down at Tateiwa Rock, Onaru is an ancient tomb of a stone room dug along the side of a hill with 13 units, built from the end of the 6th century to the beginning of the seventh. During the spri……

Kabutoyama Observation Deck

Natural WondersKyotango

A magnificent view of Kumihama Bay from the Mt. Kabuto Observatory. It's about a 30-minute walk, one-way to the observatory.