There is a power spot called “Inunakisan“ in Osaka. It’s famous for the sacred place of Syugendou. Syugendou is one of Japanese unique religion
which aim at attaining enlighten by being confined to a mountain and training so hard. I went for Hiking here recently. Walking here, I felt such a mysterious atmosphere. I may not be surprised if something spiritual appear in front of me. The atmosphere healed my soul.
Nature in Inunakisan
Beautiful scenery is spread out around there and the valley of it was selected as top 100 Japanese green. Many people visit Inunakisan for hiking especially in the season of red leaves.
There are 48 waterfalls in the mountains. In Gyousyanotaki which is one of these waterfalls, we can experience of standing under a waterfall.
There is a Onsen named “Inunakisan Onsen“ It’s easy to access from Kansai airport and it’s called “The closest Onsen to the world“ It’s unexplored Onsen.
The legend of a faithful dog
Once upon a time, when a hunter came around a waterfall as he follow a deer, his dog barked loudly and then, he missed the prey.
So he got angry and struck off the head. The head flied up and bit in the neck of the huge snake and dog died with the snake. The dog barked as he noticed that the hunter was in danger and tried to save him. The hunter really regretted after he knew the truth and hold a memorial service for the dog and became a practitioner.
The grave of the faithful dog
Acess to Inunakisan
Take a Nankai wing bus for Inunakiyama at Izumisano Sta. of Nankai Railway/ Hineno Sta. of the JR Hanwa Line; get off the bus at Inunakiyama bus stop