Settsukyo Gorge is a scenic valley that continues from the upstream of Akuta-gawa River that flows through Takatsuki City, with curious rocks such as Meoto-Iwa and Hachijo-Iwa as well as waterfalls and cliffs. Due to the similarity of its scenery and that of Yabakei Gorge of Oita Prefecture, it is also called Settsu Yabakei Gorge, and is one of the "Top One Hundred Greenery Scenes of Osaka." A path along the valley is popular as a good hiking course. There is a hot spring nearby, and other recreations such as camping and mountain stream fishing can also be enjoyed. This area was developed and opened as the Settsukyo Gorge Park with a total area of 370,000 hectares in the 43rd year of the Showa Period (1968). The south part of the park, Cherry Tree Square, is filled with approximately 800 cherry trees, and is crowded with blossom-viewing visitors in springtime during the Settsukyo Gorge Cherry Blossom Festival.
Location〒 569-1036 Tsukawaki, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka
DirectionsBoard a city bus for Tsukawaki at Takatsuki Station on the JR Kyoto Line; 5-minute walk from the last stop