Mt. Katsuragi is the mountain climbing spot where is popular in Kansai near to Osaka. In addition, Mt. Katsuragi has the largest azalea(Yamatsutsuji) area in Kansai.
As for the seasons in full blossom of azalea, the face of the mountain is dyed red. (○´艸｀)
icon-arrow-circle-down The flowering situation of the azalea
- Map of Katsuragi plateau
- A congestion degree and recommend time of Katsuragi plateau
- About Ropeway
- About a mountain trail
- Katsuragi plateau(Video on the Web)
- Katsuragi plateau(Picture)
- How to get to Katsuragi plateau
・The degree of congestion expected
Time for first bus departing from Kintetsu-Gose Station of the nearest station is 8:40.(You will arrive at the station of ropeway at around 9:00.) However, the ropeway is already crowded very much in this time.Therefore, if you possible, I recommend that you arrive at Kintetsu-Gose Station at about 7:00 a.m. And let’s go to the ropeway station by taxi from Kintetsu-Gose Station.
(Taxi charges are around 1, 400 yen.)
The mountain trail of the Mt. Katsuragi has two kinds of route called “North ridge route” and “Kujira-no-taki route”.
①：North ridge route : About 3.7km(Expected duration : One and a harf hours ~ 2 hours)
→There are many trail which are not paved. (It is a route for intermediate climber.)
②Kujira-no-taki route： About 3km(Expected duration : 1 hour ~ One and a half hours)
→It is a route for beginners.
[Guide map download]:Japanese text only.
The nearest station of Katsuragi plateau is Kintetsu Gose Station. If you go from Osaka, you get on the Kintetsu train from “Ōsaka Abenobashi Station”.
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