Japan Osaka Minoo

Minoo Falls

A tranquil waterfall with historical reverence since the 8th century.

Photo of Minoo Falls, Japan (At Minoo Falls by Daniel Ramirez)

Minoo Falls, located within Osaka’s Minoo Park, is a stunning natural feature and a culturally significant site in Japan. Known for its 33-meter drop, the waterfall has been a source of inspiration for many since the 8th century, offering a peaceful retreat with its gentle sounds and picturesque setting.

About Minoo Falls

Minoo Falls, or Minoo Taki, is situated in Meiji no Mori Mino Quasi-National Park, a natural expanse covering over 120 hectares. Home to a rich biodiversity with 980 plant and 3,000 insect species, the park is a favored destination for nature lovers. The scenic path leading to the falls, Takimichi, is a highlight, especially during autumn with its vibrant foliage.

Visitors can encounter historical and cultural attractions along the way, including Ryuanji Temple, an eclectic spiritual site. Local culinary delights are available, such as the regional specialty momiji (maple leaf) tempura. The trail also offers an opportunity to visit the Minoo Park Insect Museum, showcasing the park’s insect diversity.

Historical figures like the renowned haiku poet Matsuo Basho have been enchanted by the falls. Presently, the falls maintain their attraction, with nighttime illumination adding to their charm. An observation deck allows for panoramic views, fostering a deep appreciation for the interplay between water, stone, and forest.

Beyond the waterfall, the park’s trails invite more adventurous exploration into the surrounding mountains. Minoo Park’s convenient location near Osaka enhances its appeal as a historical and cultural gem for both locals and tourists.

A complete exploration of the trail is recommended to fully experience the park’s offerings. To unwind, the Momiji Hot Spring Footbath near Hankyu Minoo Station, or the Yuzuru-No-Ashiyu Foot Bath near the Minoh Kanko Hotel are available.

Minoo Falls and its encompassing park offer a refreshing haven of history and nature, providing a restorative experience for all who visit.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Minoo Falls

HK 59

Hankyu Minoo
 Hankyu Minoo Line

 10-20 minute walk (1.3km)

Around Minoo Falls

Minoo Falls

Waterfall in Osaka

open 6am - midnight
closed Irregularly


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