Kansai Hikes organizes weekly hikes, on EVERY Sunday in Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Kyoto providing locals and travelers alike with the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and culture of the region in a friendly, safe and vibrant atmosphere:)

Kansai Hikes are about showing you the REAL Osaka and takes you off the tourist trail and shows you the hidden gems off Osaka. We want you feel the peacefulness and beauty of the surroundings, NOT trails full of people!!

We always get at least 20~30 people due to our discounted prices (usually 1500yen, about US$12.60),  and our fantastic mix of English speaking Japanese walkers and foreigners (about 50/50).

Everybody is included in these walks/hikes and NOBODY is left out. Almost everyone comes alone so please don’t let that be your excuse not to come:)

Almost all of these walks can be completed by anyone with an average level of fitness...if you can walk 8kms on a flat gradient.....you can do these hikes. 

We are very very sure you will love the walk/hike to these unique hidden treasures . This is a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!!! :) 


Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome. See you soon:) 




Kansai Hikes was founded by Andy Marsden, an English teacher who has a passion for nature and bringing people together. Andy is half Australian / half Japanese, and has lived in Osaka for the past ten years with his wife and daughter.

"Lets discover Kansai TOGETHER. Life`s an adventure....a KANSAI HIKES adventure:)"

- Andy, Founder of Kansai Hikes


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