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Abandoned Railway Walk Through Tunnels

大阪市, Japan

Experience hosted by Kazuki

5 hoursHosted in English, Japanese and Chinese (Traditional)
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes transportation and equipment

What you'll do

Are you looking for an adventure which is mixed with nature and artefacts? I invite you to a unique hiking experience on an abandoned railway outside of Osaka!

We meet up at JR Osaka station and move to the station 40 minutes away.

We explore the 5 km (3 miles) railway for 2 hours.
At the start of the trail, you see a beautiful pristine river with many huge boulders which runs along the entire trail.

The best part of the hike are the 6 tunnels which were made of mostly bricks. The longest one is 400m (1,300ft) .
We enter tunnels with flashlights, feel a different atmosphere and observe the insides. If you pay attention, you can discover several interesting features of the tunnels.

Afterwards, we will have wild game meat dishes (boar/deer) for lunch/dinner at a local restaurant. You pay for your own meal.
(VEGAN MENU IS AVAILABLE)
※THE RESTAURANT CLOSES ON MONDAY. If you book on Monday, I can recommend a restaurant according to your request.

After that, we relax at a free natural foot bath. Soaking your feet in hot water will relieve the weariness of the hiking!

Lastly, we return to JR Osaka station.

※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy a bit from mid of December to February. Special equipments are not necessary.
Other things to note
If you fear darkness, please consider joining.
I provide a flashlight, but it is very dark at some points in tunnels.

Lunch/dinner is not covered. Please expect to spend about 1000 to 1500 yen per person.

The restaurant closes on Monday.
Are you looking for an adventure which is mixed with nature and artefacts? I invite you to a unique hiking experience on an abandoned railway outside of Osaka!

We meet up at JR Osaka station and move to the station 40 minutes away.

We explore the 5 km (3 miles) railway for 2 hours.
At the start of the trail, you see a beautiful pristine river with many huge boulders which runs along the entire trail.

The best…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Train fare
  • Equipment
    Flashlight, Towel (for foot bath)

Meet your host, Kazuki

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 125 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Osaka.
Since my mother's hometown was by mountains, I had countlessly climbed many mountains through four seasons and had experience guiding many friends.
I have encountered the wonder of nature many times and had a great respect for nature.
I think Japanese nature is very unique in many aspects compared to foreign nature.
However, you might not imagine rich nature in Osaka, there are many places which are fairly worth visiting. 
I would love to show you how beautiful Japanese nature is.

Also please check my another tour!
https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/411868
I was born and raised in Osaka.
Since my mother's hometown was by mountains, I had countlessly climbed many mountains through four seasons and had experience guiding many friends.
I have encountered the wonder of nature many times and had a great respect for nature.
I think Japanese nature is very unique in many aspects compared to foreign nature.
However, you might not imagine rich nature in Osaka, there are many places which are fairly worth visiting. 
I would love to…
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Where you'll be

Along this picturesque hike we can enjoy spectacular views of mountains and gorges. However, the trail itself is not mountainous, but flat so it is easily walkable by anyone. During spring, we can explore a lovely forest filled with beautiful cherry blossoms! After the tour ends, we stop by a local free foot spa to relieve the weariness of the hiking.
Chua Zhen Yu
March 2020
It's a magical experience and the scenery takes your breathe away. The hike is not that taxing and exploring the dark tunnels and it's history was really interesting. Hope to come and explore again in a different season to see the different scenery.
It's a magical experience and the scenery takes your breathe away. The hike is not that taxing and exploring the dark tunnels and it's history was really interesting. Hope to come…
Sh
February 2020
Nice and easy walk, great and knowledgable host. Got to see the sleeping bats in the pitch dark tunnel. Kazuki also chose the best spot where you could feel the pure silence and pitch dark. That was a very special moment. He told great stories about the railway and the Sakura trees. Couldn’t be able to do these and other activities if I just ventured on my own on this well published walks. 是一個修補心靈的行程。 在一個隧道的中央,可以感受到漆黑一片,寂靜無聲的一刻。
Nice and easy walk, great and knowledgable host. Got to see the sleeping bats in the pitch dark tunnel. Kazuki also chose the best spot where you could feel the pure silence and pi…
Jun Xiang
February 2020
Very easy hike in a beautiful location that is easily accessible by train. Kazuki was very cool and we took our time along the trail.
Ben
February 2020
It was an awesome time, I was very relaxed and got to learn a lot about the area we walked through as well as osaka in general. He is easy to talk to and he was very passionate to share his knowledge with me. He was also very patient letting us stop every once in a while to take in the surroundings and ‘smell the roses’.
It was an awesome time, I was very relaxed and got to learn a lot about the area we walked through as well as osaka in general. He is easy to talk to and he was very passionate to…
Tracy
January 2020
这是一趟很独特的体验,体验达人很细心周到,去的地方很特别,沿途的风景很美,也有收获到人文文化,非常推荐。
Verada
January 2020
This experience is really unique. Pretend to be a local to walk along a beautiful river. Kazuki is really thoughtful and prepared a lot of interesting information for our trip. We enjoyed a loooot. Yes 很特別的經驗,風景很漂亮,炸豬排超級好吃,隧道有點點點點點可怕但是是老人與小孩都能接受的程度XD 總之,物超所值~~~
This experience is really unique. Pretend to be a local to walk along a beautiful river. Kazuki is really thoughtful and prepared a lot of interesting information for our trip.…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable wear and walking shoes.

An extra coat if you are sensitive to cold since it is cold a bit in tunnels.