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[Korankei Gorge]

One of the most beautiful places to see autumn foliage in the whole of the Tokai region

Sanei, a priest from Kojaku-ji Temple, planted the first maple trees in Korankei Gorge in 1634 in hopes that they would make the beautiful nature there even more beautiful, and up to the present day some 4,000 trees have been planted there, making the place a famous spot to go and see vividly colored autumn foliage. It is said that there are as many as 11 different kinds of maple trees in Korankei Gorge, and species which can be seen there include Japanese maple trees and mountain maple trees. Part of the pleasure of admiring the autumn colors comes from being able to compare the shapes of all the different kinds of leaves. During the Momiji Matsuri festival, stalls will be set up, and local product fairs and many other events will be held. The autumn leaves will be illuminated from sunset to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fantastical atmosphere that is completely different from the daytime.
Viewing Period Mid to late November
Event Korankei Momiji Matsuri, November 1st to 30th, 2019
Illuminations From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Viewing periods and event schedules may also vary.
* The Korankei Momiji Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year in November.
 
Address Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota City, Aichi
Phone +81-565-62-1272 (Toyota Asuke Tourist Association / Japanese only)
Access Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes and alight at "Higashi Okazaki Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke for approx. 65 minutes and alight at "Korankei".

Take the JR Chuo Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes and alight at "Tsurumai Station". Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line for approx. 41 minutes and alight at "Toyotashi Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke for approx. 45 minutes and alight at "Korankei".
* Buses running directly from "Yakusa Station" to Korankei Gorge (bus journey time approx. 60 minutes) will operate from November 9th to 30th.
(Access to "Yakusa Station": Take the Higashiyama Line of Nagoya Municipal Subway from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 28 minutes and alight at "Fujigaoka Station". Take the Linimo Tobu Kyuryo Line for approx. 17 minutes and alight at "Yakusa Station".)
URL http://asuke.info/foreign/english.html (Toyota Asuke Tourist Association)

updated on Sep 30, 2019

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