Just a short train ride from the bustle and noise of downtown Osaka is a dappled, maple mountain range called Minoh. It’s the perfect get-away for me when I need to step out of the craziness of the city and recharge my batteries. I try to do this hike a couple times a month with my dog, Bree, and get a bit of shinrin-yoku “forest bathing” in. This last trip out was after a major typhoon hit the Osaka region. The forest had taken quite a beating!
As usual, we had the whole area to ourselves; no monkeys, no tourists. Those things scare me! The monkeys, I mean. 🙂