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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.

Minoosansou Kazenomori
Minoosansou Kazenomori
3 out of 5
2-14-71, Minoh, Minoh, Osaka
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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 2 Aug,2018

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Minoo Kanko Hotel
Minoo Kanko Hotel
3 out of 5
1-1, Onsenmachi, Minoo-shi, Minoh, Osaka (prefecture)
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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 ...
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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 SG$86 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Umeda ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,729 reviews)
"The property was clean. However, had to call front desk as air conditioner wasn’t working well. Staff tried to fix it to no avail. They offered another room, but I was too tired to repack. I was given a fan. The room was uncomfortably warm all night. VIP access benefits is a crock of crap 💩 in japan. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jun,2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
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PG Kuromon
PG Kuromon
3 out of 5
3-3-22 Kozu, Chuo-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$49 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
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Located in Namba, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Amerikamura are ...
3.9/5Very Good! (107 reviews)
Convenient
"The hotel is in a very convenient location and the rooms where nice a tidy."

Reviewed on 14 Mar,2020

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Universal Bay Condominium
Universal Bay Condominium
3 out of 5
2-7-33 Chikkou, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$98 per night from 17 May to 18 May
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Located in Minato, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka Culturarium Tempozan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Legoland Discovery Center. Universal Studios ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (95 reviews)
Clean, bright and spacious
"The apartment is exactly like the photos. The only drawback is that the front desk is closed under the circumstances therefore the services such as free rental (kitchenware etc.), printing, airport transfer are not available. Also they requested guests to upload photo ID in advance in place of the ..."

Reviewed on 8 Sep,2020

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Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka
Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka
3 out of 5
1-21-29 Higashinakajima, Higashiyodogawa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Located in Higashiyodogawa, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tenjimbashi-Suji Shopping Street, Umeda Sky Building and Umeda Arts Theater. Grand Front ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (313 reviews)
"Spacious, clean and got a heater in the shower room"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2021

Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka
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