HOSHI NO BURANKO

 

This lovely offbeat trail and bridge is located inside Hoshida Park in Katano, Osaka ! It is the largest wooden-board pedestrian suspension bridge in the country! The 280-meter-long bridge, rising up to 50 meters above ground offers an absolutely overwhelming 360-degree view! Don't mind the exclamations, I am super happy about this little find! 

 
 

THE LOCATION

I visited this site in late Autumn to early Winter and the changing autumn leaves showed their beautiful colours! On the way to the suspension bridge there is a rock climbing facility, rest areas and hiking trails. Apparently, the climbing wall was used for a national sports festival in 1997 and today is still a lively place! 

 
 

HOW TO GET HERE

Hoshi no Buranko  can be reached by either a 40 minutes walk from Keihan Kisaichi Station or around 70 minutes from JR Hoshida Station. I opted Keihan Kisaichi Station and made my way to the suspension bridge via the 105 hectare forest park hiking trail and the view was a wonderful treat. This was an easy trail to follow and a treat for all members of the family - I even spotted some pups crossing the bridge. 

 
 

OBSERVATION DECK

There is an observation deck on the other side of the bridge with a view of mountains and the city that is well worth seeing! All you have to do is walk towards "Yamabiko Hiroba" for about 10 minutes, you will see signs leading to the observation spot. The panoramic view from this observation spot is absolutely gorgeous! 

 
 

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip for Hoshi no Buranko! If you need that little hiking escape in Osaka, definitely check out this off beat track the next time you’re visiting.

 
Ayaka Nguyen