Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park

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Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park
Mino Otaki.jpg
Minō Falls
LocationOsaka, Japan
Area9.63 km²
EstablishedDecember 11, 1967

Meiji no Mori Minō Kokutei Kōen (明治の森箕面国定公園) is a Quasi-National Park in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.[1][2] It was founded on 11 December 1967 and has an area of 9.6 km².[3]


The park is located on Mt Minō in Ōsaka Prefecture. Its grounds encompass 963 ha of lower mountain slope and forest and reside at relatively low altitudes of 100 m to 600m.

Geologically, sedimentary rocks from the Mesozoic Era dominate the geology of the location with occasional outcroppings of granite and diorite. The tomb of Kaijyo, the founding monk of Katsuō-ji Temple built in 765, is located inside of the park.

Despite its proximity to the Metropolitan Osaka Area, the park is inhabited by 1,300 plant species and 3,500 insect species. The location is also known as a paradise for a large population of birds, animals, fish, and little creatures, as well as monkeys, which are protected by law. The Tōkai Nature Trail, which starts at Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park, ends here. [4]


The park is located north of Hankyu Minoo Line's Minoo Station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "明治の森箕面国定公園". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "丹後天橋立大江山/明治の森箕面/金剛生駒紀泉/氷ノ山後山那岐山". National Parks Association of Japan. Archived from the original on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ "List of National Parks". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ Article in Wikipedia Japanese

Coordinates: 34°51′27″N 135°28′43″E / 34.857632°N 135.478728°E / 34.857632; 135.478728