Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park - Osaka

Located in Kumatori, Sennan in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park  (奥山雨山自然公園is a place ideal for jogging, trekking, biking, and even family bonding.

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park Details

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park is really blessed by Mother Nature. It has picturesque hills where one can see a 360-degree view of the park and its surrounding areas. It also has plenty of plant life that will surely add beauty to the park during the spring and autumn season. 

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park - Kumatori, Osaka Prefecture

Cartoonized map of Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park

The Eiraku Dam from a distance

The placid waters and the orange-colored leaves reflected upon it is a sight to behold.

The viewing deck on one of the hills

Aside from the natural beauty of Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park, there are also several man-made structures that equally add to the appeal of the park. Examples of these are the Eiraku Dam, whose stored water gives a dramatic lake-like atmosphere, another one of these man-made structures is the walking course constructed around the "lake". It not only gives visitors a chance to see the different parts of the "lake" but also helps people get fit. Lastly, the viewing decks on top of the hills give trekkers an unobstructed view of the park.

Going up to the viewing deck

The Backpack Adventures heads up to the viewing deck

Umm... I hope somebody could translate this for me.

The viewing deck on top of the hill.

I visited Okuyama Ameyama Natural Park twice during my family's 27-day tour of Japan. The first time I visited it was when Mr. Toshi brought me on a short drive around the walking course during the 2nd day of our stay. The second was during my solo backpacking adventure to the park during the 4th day of our 2014-2015 Japan Trip

Crossing the Eiraku Dam

The gazebo near the dam

Oh, so I'm here...

During my second visit, I not only got to complete the walking course around the "lake", but I also got the chance to hike up to one of the observatories on top of one of the hills in the park.

The Backpack Adventures explores Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park Admission Fee

It's FREE to explore Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park. 

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park Operating Hours

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park is open 24/7.

Why visit Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park?

Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park is a little-known park in Osaka. Despite this, its scenic beauty would surely make you say that your visit was worth it and it's like you've discovered a new destination in Japan. 

Getting to Okuyama Ameyama Nature Park:


Ride the #92 Nankai Bus from Nankai Main Line in Izumizano Station bound for Osaka University of Health and Sports Sciences. From the University the park is 30 minutes away on foot.


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