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Mino Falls, Mino
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After an easygoing hike along the Mino River, take in the picturesque cascade of Mino Falls. First written about 1,300 years ago, En-No-Gyoja (the founder of ancient Japanese mountain worship) meditated beneath these falls for three years before going on to establish various temples. At their most spectacular after a day of rain, the falls plummet 33 m (108 ft) down the sheer rock into the river below, measuring about 5 m (16 ft) wide. You'll need to walk about 3 km (1.9 mi) along a paved path to reach the falls, so bring along some water and wear comfortable footwear. Look out for the insectarium along the way, which endeavors to display some of the surrounding environment's 3,000 species of insects. With our international travel planner, Mino attractions like Mino Falls can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Around falls road begins from the station and will arrive in an hour. Head with a surprisingly large and was surprised. The contrast of the Red Bridge is nice.
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  • Walked the Mino falls trail from Mino Station early October - much too early for colourful maple leafs. I also was unfortunate not to see or meet any apes supposedly hunting for treats from visitors a...  more »
  • If you have half a day and want a chance of pace from all the shopping and eating in Osaka, this makes for a lovely (and easy) walk. It's also small kid friendly. The journey to Mino takes about 45 mi...  more »