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Minoo National Park

Minoo National Park

Along the way, we were just taking in the amazing sights of Nature and enjoying the cold and crisp air. The trees get planted extensively in temples and traditional gardens. From the station to the waterfall takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour, at approximately 3km. All along the way are : traditional cafes or small shops, and; tunnels that seem abandoned.

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Osaka itself is not well known for it’s nature, so some tourists miss out on this hotspot and head to Kyoto or the Japan Alps.

Minoo Park is therefore usually very quiet, but a surprisingly pretty place to visit. Minoo Park is worth visiting any time of the year. The well maintained paths make it possible to walk up in the winter, and in the summer beautiful green trees surround walkers. The best time to come is in the autumn late Novemberwhen visitors can see a huge display of red and golden maple leaves. At 33 metres high and 5 metres wide, with lush surroundings and cool waters, Minoo National Park can see why it has been used as a meditation site as far back as the Asuka Era From the station to the waterfall takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour, at approximately 3km.

Lucky hikers will even get to see monkeys or deer on the way! As you walk up you will come across the stunning Ryuanji Temple, established in It is known as a spiritual birthplace of what we now call the lottery, so supplicants can come and pray for luck on their next play. Visitors can enter some of the buildings for free. There are lots of trails that head off from the main one going to the waterfall.

English maps at the entrance clearly show these routes, so they are quite possible if you have the time. One highlight is Katsuoji Temple Minoo National Park, a 1, year old Buddhist complex, known for its showing off its Daruma dolls. It is to the north-east of the entrance to Minoo Park. Traditional mountain houses, Minoo Park, Osaka, Japan Slowly deep frying maple leaves, Minoo Park, Osaka Apart from the waterfall, take some time to get photos of the numerous traditional Japanese homes that line the roads at the beginning of the walk.

These kinds of buildings are hard to find in central Osaka, and feature on many a postcard here. Minoo Park Insect Pavilion, 15 minutes up from Minoo National Park start, is worth a visit if you have some time Minoo National Park after hiking Minoo National Park.

The small, but lovingly displayed museum shows off over 6, types of creepy crawlies from the Osaka forests and elsewhere in Japan. Open from 10am to 5pm, and only yen per person. After a hike, heading to the Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt bath is Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt must.

Located along the route, 5 minutes from the entrance, this free facility will definitely soothe your feet after all that exercise.

There is also a fully fledged hot spring next door. Minoo Kanko Hotel has a large outdoor bath with views over the city, a sauna, plus a good selection of inside baths at different temperatures. Entrance free is yen. These super sweet and very crunchy snacks can be bought freshly made from the old ladies in their little shops, or in large packs as souvenirs. There are also plenty of novel souvenir shops as you walk up, some of which have plastic bugs and other fun toys, inspired by the nearby Minoo Park Insect Pavilion.

This large hotel has its own hot spring, with views over Osaka. For other accommodation options Minoo National Park, consider hotels near Osaka Airport. Senri Hankyu Hotel is a modern hotel, with luxuries like a swimming pool and traditional Japanese restaurant. From outside the station, the 10 minute walk to the start of the trails is clearly signposted. From here catch bus number 19…

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For other accommodation options nearby, consider hotels near Osaka Airport. In front of Minoo Station, there is an onsen facility known as the Minoo Onsen Spa Garden where you can even enjoy a day trip for a hot bath. There are also plenty of novel souvenir shops as you walk up, some of which have plastic bugs and other fun toys, inspired by the nearby Minoo Park Insect Pavilion. Within the park, there are close to kinds of plants, and if you are lucky, you can even see wild Japanese macaques.