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.

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
4.5 out of 5
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$1,613 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Osaka International Convention Center and Umeda Sky Building. Festival Hall ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,861 reviews)
"I have always felt welcomed by the front reception and concierge. Although recently the season has made it busier still the service has been excellent."

Reviewed on 2021/12/3

RIHGA Royal Hotel 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 2018/8/2

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 mi (10 km) of Osaka University and Expo Commemoration Park. Satsukiyama Zoo ...
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.
Universal Bay Condominium
Universal Bay Condominium
3 out of 5
2-7-33 Chikkou, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$894 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
Located in Minato, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka Culturarium Tempozan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Universal Studios Japan and Kyocera ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (104 reviews)
"We loved staying here! The price point was great for everything you get. It was like an apartment and had free parking. There was a washer dryer, full kitchen and multiple rooms."

Reviewed on 2021/11/11

Universal Bay Condominium
nol kyoto sanjo
nol kyoto sanjo
3 out of 5
700, Osakazaimokucho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is NT$4,667 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
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 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"酒蔵をリフォームしたホテルらしく、夕方から夜9時までは日本酒が飲み放題。私たちは夕飯を食べに出たため、日本酒は飲めなかったものの、ドリンクバーやお菓子も飲み放題、食べ放題となっており、部屋への持ち込みも可。お部屋には桶風呂があり、のんびりお風呂に入れて大満足。お部屋の設備もよく、デザイン性が高くておしゃれ。祇園、先斗町には徒歩圏内で便利。周りにご飯屋さんもたくさんあって、ホテル周辺の散策だけでも楽しめる。素泊まりでも食事に困らなかった。"

Reviewed on 2021/12/6

nol kyoto sanjo
PG Kuromon
PG Kuromon
3 out of 5
3-3-22 Kozu, Chuo-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$905 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
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! (146 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on 2021/8/2

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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