September 28, 2016

Going on a hike among the giant cedars of more than 700-800 years old, you can't imagine how gigantic they are. We may be just 2 hours from the bustling Kyoto city, yet it amazes that we are in such a different world. Keihoku has been a historical supplier of wood materials to the Kyoto capital since 1200 years ago, so being among these giant, ancient evergreen trees and learning about the rich history behind them is a definitely a humbling experience. 
 

September 28, 2016

The Takimata waterfall has two hiking routes, one that has you hopping across a river stream, and another that has you trekking through Cypress trees and descending to the waterfall. The Takimata waterfall is located in the deep forests of Hosono village in Keihoku. You can trek around 40 mins to reach there while admiring various kinds of local trees and stream of small rivers.

The trek itself is not commercialised at all so at some parts you have...

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