Annual Calendar 2020年 | VISIT TOYOTA CITY‐Toyota City Official Travel Site-

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    Spring Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Mar. mid
    Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

    The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March and early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularl…

    late
    Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

    The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March and early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularl…

    Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

    Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 130-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

    Apr. early
    Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

    The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March and early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularl…

    Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

    Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 130-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

    Summer Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Aug. mid
    Okuyahagi Onsen Resort Fireworks in Asahi Asahi-Area

    From the spectator seats, the Okuyahagi Onsen fireworks look much closer than normal fireworks. Since the area is surrounded by mountains, they cannot shoot fireworks very high. It is to prevent fires. The fireworks therefore explode at a lower height, making it look really clos…

    late
    Toyota Sangyo Festa Toyota-Area

    A great fair featuring Industrial Booths Street with exhibitions and sales of companies from Toyota City and other cities along both Tokai Kanjo Expressway and Route 153 such as Kanazawa of Ishikawa Prefecture, local products from a variety of regions, agriculture and forestry m…

    12
    Karen-no-Sato Shimoyama Summer Festival & Fireworks Shimoyama-Area

    Not many fireworks are launched at this simple but cute festival, but guests get to see them from really close. Traditional summer festival attractions for the whole evening entertain the guests.

    15
    Odo Tenno Festival Asahi-Area

    The Odo Tenno Festival features huge torches of straw, measuring about 2 meters in length, being carried lit around town by young townsmen barely clad in loincloths. See also lanterns laid in the Yahagigawa River, and the final fireworks show.

    Autumn Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Oct. early
    Red Spider Lilies of the Aizumame River Toyota-Area

    Approximately 450 meters of red spider lilies bloom on both banks of the Aizumame River in the southwestern part of Toyota City, from Tenno Bridge (Marune-cho) to Otoko Bridge (Miyagami-cho).
    Many people from both inside and outside of Toyota City visit this place to observe an…

    late
    Obara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki Obara-Area

    Obara kabuki started in the mid-Edo Period when villagers performed the play as an offering to the local shrine. Today, it is held twice a year in May and October at the Obara Koryukan Community Hall and billed as “The Obara-za.”

    10
    Sanage Festival Toyota-Area

    Every October, the main festival is held on the second Sunday, with a rehearsal festival the day before, on Saturday. The rehearsal festival, called Shiraku-sai, features rituals with portable shrines and a martial arts-based dance called Bo-no-Te. The main festival, called Hong…

    Asuke Festival Asuke-Area

    The Asuke Festival is held by Asuke Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall was rebuilt in 1466 and is designated as an important cultural property. This festival has been held since the mid 1700s and remains largely unchanged today. Four festival floats are paraded around the street. …

    Bo-no-Te Keigo "Sentinel" Festival Toyota-Area

    Held at the Shigo-Yabashira Shrine, this festival features demonstrations of the Aichi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Folk Heritage, the Bo-no-Te martial arts technique. A mix of festivity and ritual in supplication for abundant harvests and prosperity, the event is an unique op…

    11
    Sanage Festival Toyota-Area

    Every October, the main festival is held on the second Sunday, with a rehearsal festival the day before, on Saturday. The rehearsal festival, called Shiraku-sai, features rituals with portable shrines and a martial arts-based dance called Bo-no-Te. The main festival, called Hong…

    Asuke Festival Asuke-Area

    The Asuke Festival is held by Asuke Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall was rebuilt in 1466 and is designated as an important cultural property. This festival has been held since the mid 1700s and remains largely unchanged today. Four festival floats are paraded around the street. …

    Bo-no-Te Keigo "Sentinel" Festival Toyota-Area

    Held at the Shigo-Yabashira Shrine, this festival features demonstrations of the Aichi Prefecture Intangible Cultural Folk Heritage, the Bo-no-Te martial arts technique. A mix of festivity and ritual in supplication for abundant harvests and prosperity, the event is an unique op…

    17
    [Cancelled] Koromo Festival Toyota-Area

    Each year, the main festival is held on the third Sunday of October, with the rehearsal festival held the day before. Large floats are pulled through town and the Shichido Mairi event is held at night at the Koromo Shrine for the rehearsal festival. For the main festival, the fl…

    18
    [Cancelled] Koromo Festival Toyota-Area

    Each year, the main festival is held on the third Sunday of October, with the rehearsal festival held the day before. Large floats are pulled through town and the Shichido Mairi event is held at night at the Koromo Shrine for the rehearsal festival. For the main festival, the fl…

    Nov. early
    Takadoya Maple Leaves Festival Inabu-Area

    Located near the interesting Kuroda Dam in the eastern region of Toyota-City, this spot is great to enjoy the autumn foliage that paints the whole premises in red and gold. And at this one-day event, activities for the visitors help them in spending a rewarding day into the natu…

    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival Matsudaira-Area

    Otaki Gorge is located along Niogawa River, the tributary of Tomoegawa River, in the city of Toyota near Asuke Town. Niogawa River is the resulting flow of six upstream water sources, and is rather calm until it gets to Komiyama District. From this point onward, and until it mee…

    [Cancelled] Toyota City Inabu Maple Festival Inabu-Area

    The Oidaira Park is a widely known “koyo” autumn leaves spot of the district of Inabu, eastern Toyota-City. About 520 trees of Acer, Maple and Maiden’s Hair (Gingko biloba, or “icho” in Japanese) all start to get vividly colored a bit earlier than the even more famous Korankei v…

    mid
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival Matsudaira-Area

    Otaki Gorge is located along Niogawa River, the tributary of Tomoegawa River, in the city of Toyota near Asuke Town. Niogawa River is the resulting flow of six upstream water sources, and is rather calm until it gets to Komiyama District. From this point onward, and until it mee…

    [Cancelled] Sasado Autumn Festival Asahi-Area

    This festival is for enjoying the red maple leaves at Sasado Park while eating natural yam, a specialty of Asahi. You can also take a hands-on lesson to make a bowl of grated yam and rice or you can harvest yams in the field. Stage entertainment includes taiko drummers, pole mar…

    [Cancelled] Toyota City Inabu Maple Festival Inabu-Area

    The Oidaira Park is a widely known “koyo” autumn leaves spot of the district of Inabu, eastern Toyota-City. About 520 trees of Acer, Maple and Maiden’s Hair (Gingko biloba, or “icho” in Japanese) all start to get vividly colored a bit earlier than the even more famous Korankei v…

    late
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival Matsudaira-Area

    Otaki Gorge is located along Niogawa River, the tributary of Tomoegawa River, in the city of Toyota near Asuke Town. Niogawa River is the resulting flow of six upstream water sources, and is rather calm until it gets to Komiyama District. From this point onward, and until it mee…

    1
    [Cancelled] Obara Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossom Festival Obara-Area

    Japan is famous for its cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves in fall, and that makes it difficult to choose when to come to Japan. But fear not! Aichi has the perfect solution for this dilemma.

    - 11/30
    Korankei Maple Festival (Korankei Momiji Matsuri) Asuke-Area

    Korankei is known nationwide as a place to go and see autumn leaves. A "momiji matsuri", or "autumn leaves viewing festival", is held every year in November, which is the best time to see colored leaves on maple trees that are said to number around 4,000.

    - 11/30
    Toyota Mikawa Highlands Adventure Shimoyama-Area

    Enjoy experiential outdoor activities such as boarding a Hot Air Balloon, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), Air Canoe and others. Find such wildly fun outdoor activities at the Mikawa Kogen highlands around Lake Mikawa, the largest artificial lake in Aichi Prefecture, and take adva…

    - 11/29
    19
    Rally Japan 2020 Wide-Area

    The World Rally Championship (WRC) run by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is a world-class rally competition held each year with history and traditions dating back to 1973. The competitors’ cars are special machines developed from production vehicles, and run…

    - 11/22
    20
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    21
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    22
    Dreams-Hues-Discoveries Fujioka Autumn Leaves Festival Fujioka-Area

    An event that, for over 20 years, was continuously held under the title "Fujioka Fureai Festival," upon Fujioka's merging with Toyota-City in 2005 changed its name to its current form. However, the goals are the same: promote the touristic resources of the area and provide a ven…

    Winter Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Dec. mid
    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    late
    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    1
    Illumination Story in Toyota 2020 Toyota-Area

    An illumination event centered around Toyotashi Station on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line, Illumination Story in Toyota displays countless light bulbs in a vast array of colors. The rotary in front of the east exit, the pedestrian deck near the west exit, and various other places make…

    - 1/11
    5
    Asahi Nature Highland - Snow Sled "Gelände" Slope Asahi-Area

    Asahi Nature Highland (Asahi Kogen Genki-Mura) has a nice snow-covered slope, with snow made with machines. Kids can play with or without sleds - which are also available for rent. Ski and snowboards are prohibited, so its safe for parents' peace of mind, and kids can have a lot…

    - 3/26
    Jan. early
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    mid
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    late
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    Feb. early
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    mid
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

    Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

    The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

    late
    Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

    Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…