Nature x Experience

Explore the natural beauty and charms of Senshu’s varied landscapes on this 4-day course.

Nature x Experience

Explore the natural beauty and charms of Senshu’s varied landscapes on this 4-day course.

Enjoy bountiful nature and hot springs, and challenge yourself with a traditional mountain ascetic experience!
— Senshu〜Koyasan —

Travel Days: 4 days

Riding Time: 1 to 3 hours/day

On this course, cyclists will enjoy the gorgeous natural landscapes of Japan, as well as fishing and mountain ascetic practices. On the first day, visit nature-rich spots and well-known local stores around Kansai International Airport (KIX). After trying your hand at fishing, followed by cruising to KIX, and a seafood BBQ, you will have a relaxing time at a long-loved natural hot spring inn, the waters of which flow from Mt. Inunaki. You can also experience genuine ascetic practices at Shipporyuji Temple, where you can reflect on yourself. The last stop is Koyasan, the holy land of Japanese Buddhism. Travel there by Tenku sightseeing train, and know that temple lodgings where you can enjoy traditional experiences such as Buddhist cuisine and sutra copying.


This route is designed for use with a support car and a guide. Customized tours are also available. Please contact the Senshu Japan Concierge Team for inquiries.

Sightseeing Spots

1 Naniwa Sake Brewery (Hannan City)

A long-established sake manufacturer founded in 1716. Even in this age of mechanization, they still make sake by hand. Naniwa has a well-established reputation, and has won gold medals five times at the Annual Japan Sake Awards. There are tours of the brewery building, which is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property much-loved by locals as a remnant of traditional culture. There are also limited-edition products and fresh-pressed refined sake available for purchase only at the brewery.

2 Hotel Bay Gulls (Town of Tajiri)

Hotel Bay Gulls is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Kansai International Airport, and some rooms have a view of the airport and Osaka Bay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the natural wood decorations create a peaceful atmosphere. The authentic bar, the incredible view from the dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the wine bath—with its beautifying benefits—gives visitors the chance to enjoy a new type of lodging experience.

3 Tajiri Port Fishing Experience & Sunday Morning Market (Town of Tajiri)

If you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a local fishing port filled with fresh seafood, the Tajiri Port Sunday Morning Market is a must-visit! This market is bustling even on early Sunday mornings! Enjoy the atmosphere even more with a fishing trip accompanied by a professional, where you can try your hand at angling using baskets and nets. Then, cruise near Kansai International Airport, where you can take pictures of airplanes taking off and landing!

4 Inunakiyama Onsen—Fudouguchikan (Izumisano City)

The waters of this much-loved natural hot spring inn gush from nearby Mt. Inunaki, This is a natural hot spring inn with hot water gushing from Mt. Inunaki. Only 30 minutes away from Kansai International Airport, it is known as “the closest hot spring in the world,” and is often visited by Japanese tourists who want to recover from their overseas trip before going home. You can also enjoy high quality meals prepared with the best local ingredients. After a long day of cycling, you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and river!

5 Shipporyuji Temple (Izumisano City)

Deep in the heart of Mt. Inunaki lies Shipporyuji Temple, the head temple of the Inunaki sect of the Shingon school of Buddhism. The mountains surrounding the temple are considered to be the oldest sacred mountains in Japan, with a history dating back to 661 CE. The temple offers visitors the chance to experience the practices associated with Shugendo, a religion that combines aspects of Buddhism and Shintoism with ancient Japanese mountain worship. These experiences are typically prohibited for women, but Shipporyuji allows everyone to participate.