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Minoh (箕面市, Minō-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.[citation needed]

Minoh

箕面市
View of Katsuo Temple in Minoh
View of Katsuo Temple in Minoh
Flag of Minoh
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Official seal of Minoh
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Location of Minoh in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Minoh in Osaka Prefecture
Minoh is located in Japan
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
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKurata Tetsuro [倉田 哲郎]
Area
 • Total47.84 km2 (18.47 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total134,435
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJapanese Maple
 • FlowerSasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address4-6-1 Nishishōji, Minoo-shi, Ōsaka-fu
562-0003
Websitewww.city.minoh.lg.jp

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

As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 134,435 and a population density of 2,800 persons per km². Its total area is 47.84 km².

Minoo waterfall

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.[2]

Minoh has an IMAX movie theater.[3]

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  1. ^ "Establishment of Town as a City (町を市とする処分)". Minoh City Ordinances (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  2. ^ "History of Mister Donut". Mister Donut website (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ [1]

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