Minoh

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One of Japan’s oldest national parks in this city is where you’ll find beautiful waterfalls, an ancient Buddhist temple and forested hillsides.

Minoh is a city in Osaka prefecture that is home to a much-loved national park, gorgeous Japanese maple forests and intriguing Shinto history. Also known as Minoo, Minoh is a landmark in the Kansai region for its magnificent natural scenery, ancient shrines and agricultural heritage. Visit peaceful temples and Shinto shrines and experience the beauty of Minoh’s surrounding foliage in spring and fall.

The city’s downtown area is a good place to find out what’s happening during your visit. Explore the city streets, which are presided over by the picturesque Hokusetsu mountain chain. Go shopping or relax in casual cafés. Specialties that are particular to Minoh include momiji tempura sweets, which are sweetened and fried maple leaves. Minoh is also famed for its Mino Yaki pottery, which incorporates the deep-red colors of maple leaves in the fall. Pick up souvenir items or “omiyagi,” gifts for your loved ones at home.

Minoh’s premier attraction is undoubtedly its magnificent Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park. Explore the park’s main hiking trail, Takimichi, which follows the Minō River at the bottom of a beautiful gorge. After a 1.8-mile (3-kilometer) stroll along the paved pathway, you’ll reach the breathtaking Minō Waterfall. This roaring cascade is a sight to behold in all seasons. The valley’s forests of maple trees cloak the hillsides in a rich tapestry of orange, red and yellow during the fall, while in spring the wild cherry blossoms come into bloom.

See intriguing insect collections in the national park’s insectariums and learn about the region’s ancient spirituality at the Ryuan-ji Temple. In Katsuo-ji Temple, you’ll find an enormous collection of traditional daruma dolls, while Saiko-ji Temple is renowned for its camellia blooms. Join locals as they celebrate the changing of the seasons during the Setsubun festival at Taisyaku-ji Temple to the east of the city.

Minoh is located 11 miles (19 kilometers) north of the center of Osaka. It can be reached within 30 minutes via Osaka’s railway network. Stay in one of Minoh’s traditional ryokan lodgings or enjoy modern hotels. Minoh is busiest during the fall, when the turning of the leaves brings a crowd to the tranquil national park.

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £47 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dotonbori Glico Sign and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley. Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Tempozan Harbor Village ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,132 reviews)
"The Nikko Osaka Hotel met all of our expectations. Clean, safe and walkable area. Close to many eating and shopping options, and if you are not carrying too many bags, walkable to/from Namba train station. Friendly polite costumier service as it is the norm in lovely Japan. Definitely will stay again ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Minoosansou Kazenomori
Minoosansou Kazenomori
3 out of 5
2-14-71, Minoh, Minoh, Osaka
Situated in a national park, this ryokan is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Minoh Waterfall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Katsuoji Temple. Osaka University and Expo Commemoration ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
ふらりと泊まりたい、オススメ
"大阪市内から30分程で、景色の良いホテルでした。室内は、年数の経過が見受けられます。海外からの友人にも、オススメできます。朝食は、とても良かったです。"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2018

Minoosansou Kazenomori
Minoo Kanko Hotel
Minoo Kanko Hotel
3 out of 5
1-1, Onsenmachi, Minoo-shi, Minoh, Osaka Prefecture
Situated in Minoh, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Minoh Waterfall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Osaka University and Expo Commemoration Park. Satsukiyama ...
Minoo Kanko Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Minn Juso
Minn Juso
3 out of 5
Jusohon-machi 1-17-20, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is £35 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Yodogawa, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Umeda Sky Building, Umeda Arts Theater and Grand Front Osaka Mall. NU Chayamachi and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (425 reviews)
lean and cozy
"very nice room, big and cozy, clean"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Minn Juso
nol kyoto sanjo
nol kyoto sanjo
3 out of 5
The price is £129 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
Located in Central Kyoto, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Teramachi Street and Nishiki Market. Kawaramachi and Kyoto University are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
"清潔でコーヒーお菓子無料で頂けて大変満足です。月に一回は京都行ってるので空いてる限り利用しょうと思います。"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2022

nol kyoto sanjo
PG Kuromon
PG Kuromon
3 out of 5
3-3-22 Kozu, Chuo-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is £41 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Located in Namba, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi. Tsutenkaku Tower and Tennoji Zoo are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (148 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2021

PG Kuromon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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