Hiking the train line in Takarazuka

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a pleasant walk along some old train tracks near Takarazuka. It was a lovely day and a beautifully scenic walk.

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The beginning of the trail.

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The route was pretty quiet, we didn’t see many other people at all.

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A lot of old sleepers were still buried in the tracks, they were fun to walk along, until they started hurting your feet, you stood on a nail or tripped over one!

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There are 6 tunnels to walk though, they aren’t lit, and there are snakes around, so take a torch! One tunnel is particularly long.

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About half way along you come to an old railway bridge. Be careful though, it’s pretty old and rickety.

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More tunnels!

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The end! At the end there is a tiny town, just the one place to grab a bite beer.

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And that’s what we did, sat out the back along the river and enjoyed a cold beer and some kushi katsu (that may or may not have been deer!!).

We took our time walking and stopping to take pictures, it took about 2 hours station to station. Take some drinks and snacks as there are no vending machines or combinis along the way, and of course a good torch.

Thanks to lots of our friends who recommended this walk to us, including Harvey at JapanNewbie who has more details on the route.

J found this YouTube video of a train on the tracks when it was still in use! Click click!

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