In search of the original scenery of Japan

In search of the original scenery of Japan

28 Dec 2020

The KANSAI Guide

Osaka Prefecture actually has an abundance of green. The wisdom of the people of ancient times was to create beautiful rice fields and temples to unite and harmonize with that green. How about taking a walk to slowly appreciate such scenery? In Okukawachi, you can encounter the best scenery for representing what is said to be the original scenery of Japan.

1. Simoakasaka Terraced Paddy Fields

Terraced rice fields with a plentiful appearance selected from 100 terraced rice fields. The scenery of rice fields where the rice plants beautifully change color while in the process of growing, gives gentle inspiration inside the heart.

【Opening Hours】
None
【Days Closed】
None
【Price】
Admission free
【URL】
None
【Address】
Oaza Moriya, Chihayaasaka Village

2. Roadside Station Chihayaakasaka

The roadside station that was renewed in April 2018 has further enhanced the local ingredients and finished goods corner. The local menu includes interesting meals such as the Mura Marugoto Tanada Curry (Whole village terraced fields curry) (1,125 yen)

【Opening Hours】
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Café is open to 4:00 p.m.)
【Days Closed】
Summer holidays (three days), New Year holiday period
【Price】
Admission free
【URL】
None
【Address】
7 Nigarabe, Chihayaakasaka Village

3. Amanosan Kongoji

The head temple of the Omurosect of Shingon, which has a long history founded by Gyoki in the Nara period. You can enjoy historic buildings such as Kondo and Tahoto together with nature, which gives a sense of the 4 seasons.

【Opening Hours】
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
【Days Closed】
None
【Price】
Entry to the mountain: 200 yen; Admission: 400 yen; Common ticket: 500 yen (Special viewings such as the unveiling of a Buddhist image incur a separate fee)
【URL】
https://amanosan-kongoji.jp/
(Official Homepage)*Japanese only
【Address】
996 Amanocho, Kawachinagano City

4. Kanshinji
A temple at the foot of the mountain that has been prepared by the order of Kukai. If you walk with the feeling of going on a hike, you can soak up the rich nature or the atmosphere at the foot of the mountain to your heart’s content.

【Opening Hours】
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
【Days Closed】
None
【Price】
Admission: 300 yen (Special admission fee is required on days when the principal image of Buddha is unveiled)
【URL】
http://www.kanshinji.com/
(Official Homepage)
【Address】
475 Teramoto, Kawachinagano City

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