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Osugidani (Mie)

Osugidani waterfall hike

Osugidani valley is an advanced in-and-out hike in Mie. It's one of Japans top 3 most beautiful valleys and accessible from spring to fall. (The gate is closed and locked outside of the season)

The valley receives a lot of rainfall and it's notoriously hard to get a good weather day. Spring and fall usually have the best weather and no or less mountain leeches.

The hike is always a bit wet and slippery and it's very exposed with most parts secured by chains. A lot of people have slipped and died on this hike so proceed with caution.

⏲︎	Time: 9hKanji: 大杉谷Location: MieDistance: 16kmDifficulty: DifficultElevation Gain: 1870m
☀	DayhikeHiking Season: May to

osugidani hike trail

Osugidani has a 1000¥ maintenance fee payable at the vending machine at the trailhead. The trail was closed for 10 years because of a typhoon and requires lots of maintence. Please support the area and pay the fee!



Park at the trailhead next to a power station with limited parking spots. Up the road will have a couple more.

Public Transportation

Take the mountain bus from Okuise Odai Michi No Eki (道の駅奥伊勢おおだい). It runs from April to November and requires reservation beforehand. It's 3000¥ one way, has 1-2 departures a day and takes 90min.

Trail description

Start from the power station and it's pretty much a constant up and sometimes down along the river until you reach Momonokigoya after about 3h. We continued for another hour until the river got more boring and then turned around.

The trail has lots of exposed sections and often it's chiseled into the rock. Water is seeping out which makes it very slippery and lots of algae on the trail.

The most exposed sections have chains to hold on to.

Also lots of suspension bridges with beautiful views of the rivers.


You can stay at Momonokigoya (11.000¥ incl 2 meals) or Awadanigoya (10.000¥ incl 2 meals).

Both require reservations.

Elevation Profile & Map



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