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MinohJapan

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.

Top hotels in Minoh

Minoosansou Kazenomori
Minoosansou Kazenomori
3 out of 5
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Situated in a national park, this ryokan is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Minoh Waterfall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Satsukiyama Zoo and Cup Noodles Museum. Osaka ...

4.4/5Excellent! (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 Aug 2, 2018

Minoosansou Kazenomori
Minoo Kanko Hotel
Minoo Kanko Hotel
3 out of 5
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Situated in Minoh, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Minoh Waterfall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Expo Commemoration Park and Satsukiyama Zoo. Cup Noodles ...

Minoo Kanko Hotel
Agora Place Osaka Namba
Agora Place Osaka Namba
3.5 out of 5
1-9-7 Sennichi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is P2,016 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,557 reviews)

"Well firstly! Location is amazing!!! Coming into the hotel the entrance is amazing and the rooms are very well set up. Spent 3 nights here and they were great. Bathroom is very nice and strong showerhead for those long days! Right near Dotonbori so food is available at your doorstep!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Agora Place Osaka Namba
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Vacation Rentals in Minoh

MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
3.5 out of 5
The price is P4,535 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Located in Central Kyoto, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mikane Shrine, Nishiki Market and Shijo Omiya. Nijō Castle and Kawaramachi are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (241 reviews)

"This property was so well designed and built and we really loved staying here with our family of 5. From the sliding doors that cover the windows and the kitchenette to the toys and play area in the lobby for our kids, we will absolutely be staying at Mimaru properties any time we can. My kids loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
Minn Umeda-North
Minn Umeda-North
3 out of 5
6-12-19 Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Osaka

Located in Fukushima, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Umeda Sky Building and Grand Front Osaka Mall. Kyocera Dome Osaka and Osaka-jō Hall ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (97 reviews)
Good accomodation

"Although the size of room is small, the room condition and the location of the motel was very good. But, there is no parking lot."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Minn Umeda-North
Citadines Namba Osaka
Citadines Namba Osaka
4 out of 5
The price is P3,326 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Namba, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Tsutenkaku Tower. Shitennoji Temple and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)

"Good location, very new"…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Citadines Namba Osaka
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