Asia

Meiji-no-mori Mino Quasi-national Park in Osaka, Japan

Meiji-no-mori Mino Quasi-national Park is a Quasi-National Park in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The park located on a valley 100-600 meters above sea level. It was founded on 11 December 1967. The National Park is famous for its abundance of nature. On the north side of the city of Mino. Within the park is the site of the towering Mino waterfall, with a width of 5 meters, 33 meters high. There are also more than 3,000 insects that help to color the park each season at the park with the nature view will be different.

The beauty of leaves and tree will change color in late autumn. The Mino Valley has been a sacred land for Buddhist sects that have respected the mountain since the past. So there is an ancient temple like Ryuan-ji temple that the ascetic “Ennogyouja” was built for the monks to practice in the Chungen doctrine. There is also a famous insect museum on the way to Mino Falls. Inside, there are nearly 10,000 insect specimens and a butterfly garden in a large greenhouse. In which there are more than 30 species and allow visitors to observe the ecology throughout the year.

Website: http://osaka-midori.jp/mori/index.html

How to get there:

  • Short walk from Mino Sta. on the Hankyu Mino Line
  • Take a Hankyu bus at Senrichuo Station on the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Line and walk from Mino-eki bus stop.

Categories: Asia, Travel

Tagged as: , ,