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Enjoy the beauty of nature and see magnificent waterfalls as you hike along the old lava flow in Kannabe Highlands.

Lava Flow Hiking Course
This hiking course will take you along the old lava flow from the Kannabe volcano, one of the youngest volcanoes in the Kansai region with the last eruption being over 25,000 years ago. Follow the flow along the Inaba River through the mountains while enjoying beautiful natural scenery and waterfalls formed by the hardened lava. The course is approximately 1.6km long and takes about 90min to 2hours to travel one way. To really enjoy the course and to ensure your safety a guide is recommended.
Points of Interest
Roadside signs for the trail
Yamanomiya small waterfall
There is a place downstream of this waterfall where the water is swallowed up.
Double waterfall
Suggested clothing and equipment for the hike are:
long pants, hat, sturdy shoes, rain gear, warm layer, backpack, water, small towel.
Along the Prefectural Road No.482, Yamanomiya, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka-shi
Take the train from JR Kinosaki Station or JR Toyooka Station and get off at JR Ebara Station. From JR Ebara Station take a bus that leaves from the front of the station once a hour. Take the bus to Kannabe Highlands getting off at Yamanomiya or Tochimoto bus stop. Near Tochimoto bus stop you will find a map and trail signs for the lava course. Follow these signs.
This link will take you to a page with information on hiring a guide:
Trekking Guide Hire (Japanese only)
Check it on google maps
The pin on this map is placed near the course signboards. It is also suggested to go to the Hidaka Kannabe Information Center located at the Kannabe Highlands Rest Area for information on the trail.

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