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Hoshi no Buranko
Hoshi no Buranko (literally: swing of the stars) is a 280-meter-long giant suspension bridge, rising up to 50 meters above ground. It is the largest wooden-board pedestrian suspension bridge in the country, from which an absolutely overwhelming 360-degree view can be seen. Hoshi no Buranko is located inside Hoshida Park in Katano, Osaka, and on the way to the suspension bridge there is a rock climbing facility, rest areas and hiking trails. A recommended time to visit is late November to early December when the changing autumn leaves show their beautiful color.
- 5019-1 Hoshida, Katano-shi, Osaka
- Contact No.
- 40-min walk from Keihan Kisaichi Station. Or 1 hr 10 min walk from JR Hoshida Station.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Suspension bridge: 9:15-17:00 (Dec-Feb 9:45-16:00)
Closed: Tuesdays (Always open during Apr, May, Oct, and Nov)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day
- Admission fee
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Stunning Panorama View from The Great Suspension Bridge
The giant suspension bridge that appears once you climb up the mountain is in itself truly an amazing view. It is absolutely thrilling to take a walk in the air on such a large bridge. The place is filled with fresh vegetation during spring, displays colors of the changing leaves during autumn and offers a different view of the great nature depending on the season.
Once you cross the bridge and walk towards "Yamabiko Hiroba (echo place)" for about 10 minutes, you will see signs leading to the observation spot. The view from this observation spot is a gorgeous panorama of the surrounding area of Hoshi no Buranko. Many hikers leave once they are satisfied with the thrill and view from the suspension bridge; however, make sure to visit this view point as it is something that should not be missed.
The way to the giant suspension bridge is made into a hiking trail and visitors can experience the greatness of nature of this 105 hectare forest park. 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.
Climbing Wall Suitable even for Beginners
On the way to Hoshi no Buranko, there is an impactful climbing wall for rock climbing. It was used for the national sports festival in 1997 and is a lively place with many visitors coming from all over the Kansai region. Beginner zones and tutorials are available.