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30 minutes from Osaka! Enjoy the Winter Light-ups at Minoh's "Winter Promenade 2024"

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Held from Saturday, February 10, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024! The power spot ``Minoh Otaki'', which is known as one of ``Japan's 100 Waterfalls'', will be illuminated with full-color LED lights, and a special opening event will be held on February 10th (Saturday).

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Illumination Along Minoh Falls and Mountain Streams

Date and time: February 10th (Saturday) - March 10th (Sunday) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays Sunset - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Minoh

During the event, various parts of the waterfall path in Minoh , including Minoh Falls, Ryuanji Temple, Saikoji , and Ichinohashi Bridge, will be lit up, creating a magical night with colorful lights that match the seasons.

About Minoh City

A different world in less than 30 minutes by train from Hankyu Railway Osaka Umeda Station! Near Meiji-no-Mori Minoh Quasi-National Park, there is Minoh Falls, the only one in Osaka Prefecture that has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls and is said to be a power spot where the dragon god dwells. It is a town lined with shops and surrounded by lush greenery.

Only on February 10th! Projection Mapping and Music Concert

1. Projection Mapping

Date and time: Saturday, February 10th, sunset to 8:00 p.m.

In the vicinity of Ryuanji Mae Hiroba (Plaza before Ryuanji Temple) in Minoh , we will perform video projection mapping with the nature, history, and culture of Minoh as the background, with the nature of Minoh Minoh as the background.

2. Valentine's Concert

Date and time: Saturday, February 10th, 5:00pm - 6:50pm ( Stage event will be canceled in case of rain)

A music concert by artists with ties to Minoh will be held at Ryuanji Mae Hiroba (Plaza before Ryuanji Temple) in Minoh . Inside the venue, you can enjoy PR videos of apps using AR, live streaming of Minoh Falls, and hot drinks on a truck equipped with a large 140-inch screen.

A Trip to Discover the Charms of Minoh on a Hankyu Chartered Train

Limited to February 10th, we are also offering 9 tours that will allow you to fully enjoy the charms of Minoh.

*Only available in Japanese

*Advance application required

First, we will head to Minoh Station from Umeda Station in Osaka on a Hankyu chartered train limited to participants. Upon arrival, a youth brass band will welcome you with a welcome concert. From there, it is divided into nine itineraries. In both cases, you can enjoy the Valentine's Day concert held on the same day and hot drinks.

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The following plans are particularly recommended. We recommend applying early!

Enjoy gourmet food with a luxurious lunch and tea time! (E plan)

A luxurious Japanese meal at Minoh, a 100-year-old Japanese house in Minoh Park, and an elegant tea time plan at Yamamoto Coffee Hall, which has a classical history.

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Exquisite French cuisine and special visit to Ryuanji Temple(F Plan)

French cuisine at Hashimoto-tei, the symbol of Takimichi, which is a remake of a Meiji-era inn in Minoh, and the Phoenix Pavilion and Kyakuden of Ryuanji Temple, famous for fortune and Japan's oldest Benzaiten statue. This is a special viewing plan.

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Enjoy the exquisite sweets that Minoh is proud of at Taishakuji Temple! (H plan)

After calming your mind with a meditation experience at Taishaku-ji Temple, you will stop by a sweets shop near Onohara, a popular and fashionable area.

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Lots of hiking, live violin music, and more! (I Plan)

This is a special plan that you can enjoy with all five senses, such as hiking Mt. Tenjōgatake, the place where the founder of Fumotomiko Consecration Group , ascended to heaven, accompanying Rokumi-ko as a storyteller, special stories by the chief priest, readings, and live violin performance.

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Related Projects

1. Happy Valentine's Radio

Date and time: Saturday, February 10th, 5:00pm to 6:50pm

"Tackey 816 Ryuanji Temple FM" public live broadcast (held at the same time as the Valentine's concert) at the plaza in front of "Takiyasuji" in Minoh

The DJ will be in Japanese.

2. Valentine's Day Starry Garden Illumination

Date and time: February 10th (Saturday) - March 10th (Sunday) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays Sunset - 9:30 p.m.

During the event, illuminations will be held on the grounds of Saikoji Temple in Minoh to create a warm winter forest.

Access to Minoh

30 minutes by Hankyu train from Osaka Umeda Station!

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Mt. Minoh is home to Minoh Otaki (one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls), which En En-no-Gyoja encountered the dragon god during his training, and has since been said to be lurking there.Oda Nobunaga and Matsuo Basho have also visited this waterfall in the past. It is said that visiting the Ryuanji Temple, Saikoji -ji, and Katsuo-ji, which surround Minoh , will give you the most power if you visit them at the beginning of the year. Minoh offer a variety of events for all seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter) and all times (day and night), such as the "Fresh Green Carnival" in the spring of Minoh, the "Summer Festa" in the summer, the "Momiji Festival" in the fall, and the "Winter Promenade" in the winter. We have it ready. Many courses include illuminations and projection mapping during the season of fresh greenery and autumn leaves, as well as a ``forest yoga experience'' in a spiritual space at a temple on Mt. Minoh Tenjogatake, where Enno En-no-Gyoja ascended to heaven, and walks around town ``Hiking with a volunteer guide'', ``Minoh'' along the waterfall path, Japanese, French, Italian, and cafes in buildings where you can feel history and culture in the midst of nature, while soaking in a hot spring. It is a highly satisfying tourist area for everyone from families to couples, young people to seniors, including accommodations where you can enjoy the night view of central Osaka. In March 2024, with the opening of two new stations, Minoh Kayano Station and Senba Osakadaimae Station, Minoh will be connected to central Osaka and Osaka such as Osaka Station (Umeda Station), Shin-Osaka Station, Namba Station, and Tennoji Station. Being directly connected to the core terminal in the south makes it easier to visit from Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport/ITM) and Kansai International Airport (KIX), making it a hub for Hokusetsu (northern part of Osaka pref.).

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