Cherry blossoms in spring,
red leaves in autumn and fireflies in summer.
A natural park that can be enjoyed all year around,
whatever the season.
Settsu-kyo is a scenic area in the Osaka/Hokusetsu region, with a gorge where you can experience the full splendor of nature. It is located in the upper-mid section of the basin of the Akuta River which crosses the center of Takatsuku City from north to south. The park consists entirely of mountains and forests, and covers an expanse of 42.65 hectares. There are open spaces where children can run around and play, and natural tracks where you can see interesting-shaped rocks, cliffs, and waterfalls, as well as a hiking course to the top of the mountain. This is a natural park that is popular with locals and tourists alike as an enjoyable place to come and relax.