Osaka Mountain Snow & Frosticles and Leaves of Ice Experience
14000 Yen (130 USD) per person
6 Hours (08:00 to 14:00).
Accompany of English speaking trekking guide
Nankai Line Kawachi-Nagano Station.
You will take local bus to entrance of the mountain (40min), then take mountain ropeway up to the summit. From the ropeway you can expect to see amazing snow world and frosticles and leaves of ice, as you approach to the summit.
In winter time, the summit of Kongo mountain is totally covered by snow and show you different world. You will fit crampon to your shoes, then start.
First, you can enjoy breath-taking panorama view of the Osaka town, if weather is clear. you can also play at snow square as much as you want.
Then we will start 2 hours snow hiking, visiting several beautiful temples, walking snow forest. During hiking, we can have a Japanese style lunch.
After hiking, we will take same ropeway back to the entrance of the mountain and take same bus to go back to the Kawachi-Nagano station.
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Just 60 mins Train from Central Osaka, Mt Kongo is located as highest mountain of Osaka. The mountain is very popular as easy-access and easy-going variety of route, though in winter time has a different aspect as a snow mountain. The mountain is not so much high as 1125m, but around summit is covered by snow and trees have iced leaves, giving you strong impression of silver snow world. It is one of best place to enjoy good quality snow experience near Osaka city.
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The tour will be operated in a raining or snowing day also, except very heavy rain or storm.
< Preparation >
Warm cloth for winter mountain (at the summit, temperature can be -5 to -10 degree)
Walking or Trekking shoes.