Minō, Osaka

Minō, Osaka

Minoh
箕面市
City

View of Katsuo Temple in Minoh

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Osaka Prefecture
Minoh
Minoh
Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°50′N 135°28′E / 34.833°N 135.467°E / 34.833; 135.467Coordinates: 34°50′N 135°28′E / 34.833°N 135.467°E / 34.833; 135.467

Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Junichi Fujisawa
Area
 • Total 47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Population (January 2010)
 • Total 129,127
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Maple
- Flower Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
Address 4-6-1 Nishishōji, Minoo-shi, Ōsaka-fu
562-0003
Phone number 072-723-2121
Website

Minoh (箕面市 Minoo-shi?) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, about 15 km north of the centre of the city of Osaka. It is accessed by the Hankyu Railway about 30 minutes from Umeda Station. Its name is commonly romanized as "Minō" or "Minoo"; however the city government now officially uses the spelling Minoh in English.

The city was incorporated on December 1, 1956.[1]

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 129,127 and a population density of 2,700 persons per km². Its total area is 47.84 km².


Minoh is best known for Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park, one of Japan's oldest national parks, which houses a large population of wild monkeys and has a picturesque waterfall. In autumn many people visit Minoh to see the colorful maple leaves.

Mister Donut opened its first Japanese shop in Minoh in 1971.[2]

Minoh has an IMAX movie theater.[3]

Sister cities

References

External links

  • Minoh City official website (Japanese)
  • Minoh City official website (English)