Minoh, Osaka

Japanese Name: 箕面市
Prefecture: Osaka
Population: 127,757
Area: 47.84:
Longitude 135.4704626
Latitude 34.8269301
Homepage: http://www.city.minoh.lg.jp/

Minoh, Osaka

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.

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.

The 1200-year-old Buddhist temple Katsuō-ji, famous for its huge collection of Daruma dolls is located here.

Mister Donut opened its first Japanese shop in Minoh in 1971.

Minoh has an IMAX movie theater.