Nature experience

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Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden
 
 
     
 
Approximately 1,500 kinds of plant, mainly Alpine and other cold climate varieties from around the world, are cultivated here.
The garden, opened in 1933, has a long and distinguished history and was designated as a facility equivalent to museums in 1955.

It sits at an altitude of 865m with an average temperature of 9 degrees, similar to the south of Hokkaido.

Approximately 1,500 species are cultivated, including alpine flowers and plants that usually live under cold weather conditions, and Rokko Mountain's wild plants, in a sizeable area of some 50,000 sq.m..

Visitors are afforded a chance to enjoy plants in an almost fully natural condition according to the seasons, for example, a variety of skunk cabbages in March and April, black lilies and groups of primula in May, alpine favourites such as bleeding heart and edelweiss in June, hydrangea and Nikko hemerocallis in July, fringed orchis in August, and autumn wild plants such as monkshood and autumnal leaves in September.
       
●Open/March 20 to November 24 10:00-17:00 (Front Desk closes at 16:30)
●Closed/4 and 11 September (Thurs)  ●Fare/Adults(12 and over) 620 yen, Children (4-11) 310 yen  ●Tel/078-891-1247
◆Access/Near 'Rokko-kozan-shokubutsuen-mae' bus stop by bus from Rokko-sanjo station on Rokko Cable (To take a cable car, you have to go to Rokko-Cable-shita station by bus from Rokkomichi station on JR Tokaido Main Line or from Rokko station on Hankyu Kobe Line
       
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Chikurin-no-Komichi Path
 
 
     
 
Filming location for the movie SAYURI (2005, Buena Vista International/Shochiku)
Beautiful bamboo forests line both sides of the path. This is representative scenery of Sagano.
It's possible to see the colored leaves which colored as a green bamboo in autumn.
       
●Fare/free  ●Tel/Tourism Planning Department, Kyoto City OfficeTEL: 075-222-4130
◆Access/- A 10-minute walk from Saga Arashiyama Station on JR Sagano Line

- A 10-minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Keifuku Arashiyama Line
       
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Naruto Park
 
 
     
 
Extensive walk paths lead to a number of tourist spots.
Inside the park is an observatory that affords the visitor many views including a grand view of the the Onaruto Bridge and its whirling whirlpool currents. The park also has the 'Eddie' facility, a commemorative building for the Onaruto Bridge, the Otsuka International Art Museum, 'Escahiru Naruto', and boat trips to enjoy whirlpool watching boats. Etc. The visitor can enjoy several tourist spots by walking the pathways.
       
●Open/Open day and night
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Free  ●Tel/088-684-1118
◆Access/By bus from JR Line Naruto Station (taking 20 minutes)
       
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Akame 48 Waterfalls Ravine
 
 
     
 
Many waterfalls fall gracefully within a ravine that extends for more than 4 kilometers.
Although it is named 'Shiju-Hattaki' (meaning forty-eight waterfalls), there are actually more than forty-eight waterfalls. 'Forty-eight' is a significant large number in Japan. Visitors from all over the country come to see the exquisite beauty of this natural ravine. At the entrance of Shiju-Hattaki there is also a breeding & display center of salamanders, which has a salamander collection gathered from all over the world. This species of creature has been around for more than 30 million years ago and is designated a specially protected animal.
       
●Open/(April 1 ~ November 30) 9:00-17:00, (December 1 ~ March 31) 9:30-16:30
●Closed/December 29 ~ January 3  ●Admission Fee : Adults 400 yen, elementary and junior high school students 150 yen *Includes admission to Japam Salamander Center   ●Tel/0595-63-9087(Nabari City Tourist Bureau)
◆Access/By bus from Kintetsu Line Akame-taki Station
       
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Soni plateau
 
 
     
 
In autumn , the thin is beautiful attractions
It is in Muro akame Aoyama National Park.

In autumn, ears of pampas grass is in the light of the sun, it will shine in silver - gold .
Every year, we visited by many tourists.
       
●Tel/0745-96-2888(財団法人曽爾村観光振興公社)
 
       
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