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Difficulty: 2/5

Hiking Distance: 6.5km 

Time: 2-4 hours

Elevation gain: 332m

Prefecture: Hyogo

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Umanose Trail

馬の背

Elevation: 280m

Prefecture

Hyogo

Elevation Gain

332m

Distance

6.5 km

Time

2-3 hours

Difficulty

2/5

Accomodation

Hotels

Overview

The Umanose trail is a wonderful small hike in Kobe, it offers beautiful views with not much effort, and an exciting rocky section with chains and steep steps carved into the rock.. Although Mt. Rokko gets most of the attention, the views here have more variety. It doesn't get too busy and is worth a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka. 

Access

Train - It's a short walk from the Itayado station so you won't need a car. 

Trail head: Google Maps

Kyoto Station: Itayado station is 1 hour 15 minutes from Kyoto and will cost ¥1,390.

Osaka Station: Itayado station is 50 minutes from Osaka and will cost ¥630.

 
 

Maps

Trail Description

After getting off at Itayada station, simply follow the map towards the trailhead that's linked on Google Maps, from there the trail is easy to follow. It only takes about 40 minutes to reach the rocky peak where you'll find interesting views and fun terrain including ladders and chains. At the end you have the option of walking to Myohoji station or Tsukimiyama station, both are about 25 minutes walk away, you can also catch a bus.

Weather  and  Seasons

Late spring, summer and autumn are the best times for this hike. You can hike during winter, usually there won't be any snow. 

Useful links

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Elevation profile

Cautions

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Rock climbing

Gallery

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Difficulty: 2/5

Hiking Distance: 6.5 km

Time: 2-4 hrs

Elevation gain: 332m

Prefecture: Hyogo

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