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    Spring Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Mar. mid
    \r\n\r\n\r\n 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
    \r\n\r\n\r\n 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…

    Summer Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Jun. 1
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Fujioka-Area

    Kawaguchi Yana Fishing Weir is built along the clean Yahagi River. Enjoy fresh sweetfish cuisine and the unusual sweetfish sashimi (raw fish). Barrier-free seats are also available. The season is from late April to late October.

    - 10/31
    24
    \r\n\r\n\r\n Inabu-Area

    Large fields of lavender grow close to National Route 153 each summer.
    Lavender gathering experiences are only held during this season!
    Enjoy the deep green of Inabu and the healing scent of freshly harvested lavender at the same time.

    June 27 to July 5, 2020
    Jul. 1
    Blueberry-no-Komichi\r\nBlueberry-no-Komichi\r\nBlueberry-no-Komichi\r\nBlueberry-no-Komichi\r\nBlueberry-no-Komichi Inabu-Area

    Blueberry-no-Komichi has been in operation in the Inabu region since July 2008. Spend a leisurely time visiting this vast four-hectare farm with about 4,200 blueberry bushes, and eat your fill of fifty different varieties of blueberries. With no time limit and the option to pick…

    Year Round; Blueberry Picking Early July to Early September
    8
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Fujioka-Area

    Part of the larger My Town Oiden of Toyota City, this event is held at the Fujioka District where locals participate in a dance contest. Crowning the event is the fireworks display with about 1,000 shots launched in time with the background music!

    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Asahi-Area

    Here you can catch sweetfish and enjoy sweetfish cuisine. In summer, the place is bustling with families enjoying the river. You can catch fish with your bare hands at the weir from mid-July to the end of October.

    - 10/31
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Toyota-Area

    Hirose Yana Fishing Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from…

    - 10/9
    15
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Inabu-Area

    Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

    - 9/30
    30
    Toyota-Area

    Toyota Oiden Festival is Toyota City's largest event and, to conclude it with a big splash, the last day features the Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks. Featuring Melody Fireworks, a huge waterfall fireworks, "starmines", which are complex combinations of simultaneous launches, te…

    Aug. 5
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Asuke-Area

    Takororin Lantern Festival is a special summer event in the Asuke area, when cylindrical lanterns known as “tankororin” line the streets and set the historical Asuke Townscape aglow. Mini concerts take place at various spots along the street, including guitar, shamisen, and raku…

    - 8/15

    Autumn Events

     Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
    Sep. 16
    STREET & PARK MARKET\r\nSTREET & PARK MARKET\r\nSTREET & PARK MARKET Toyota-Area

    STREET & PARK MARKET is held on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
    The carefully made items for sale range from handmade goods and accessories to antique items, old books, sweets, and other food made with organic ingredients.
    Hands-on experiences, massages, nail art…

    First and Third Saturdays of Every Month
    Oct. 7 Oct. 9, 2022
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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 \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo 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…

    Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, 2022
    Oct. 7,8, 2023
    8 Oct. 9, 2022
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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 \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo \r\nBo-no-Te Keigo 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…

    Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, 2022
    Oct. 7,8, 2023
    14
    Koromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo 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…

    15
    Koromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo Festival\r\nKoromo 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…

    29
    Obara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki\r\nObara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki\r\nObara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki\r\nObara Cultural Festival Obara Kabuki\r\nObara 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.”

    Nov. early
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki 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…

    mid
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki 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…

    late
    Otaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki Gorge Maple Festival\r\nOtaki 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
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Inabu-Area

    The Oidaira Park is a widely known autumn leaves spot of the district of Inabu, eastern Toyota City. About 520 trees of Acer, Maple and Maiden’s Hair (Gingko biloba) all start to get vividly colored a bit earlier than the even more famous Korankei Valley, making for a good optio…

    - 11/15
    Korankei Gorge Maple Festival\r\nKorankei Gorge Maple Festival\r\nKorankei Gorge Maple Festival\r\nKorankei Gorge Maple Festival Asuke-Area

    The Japanese maples in Korankei Gorge were planted by San'ei, 11th priest of the area's Kojakuji Temple, 400 years ago as he chanted sutras on Mt. Iimori. Their relation to Kojakuji Temple gave them the long-held name of the "Kojakuji Temple Maples". However, in 1930, then presi…

    - 11/30
    5
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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…

    11
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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
    16
    \r\n 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…

    - 1/8
    17
    Fujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination) Fujioka-Area

    Aichi Prefectural Greenification Center and its vivid fall colors act as the main venue for the Fujioka Maple Festival in addition to three other areas letting you gaze upon autumn leaves and their distinctive hues, such as Shimokawaguchi Osawa Pond and the colorful reflections …

    18
    Fujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination) Fujioka-Area

    Aichi Prefectural Greenification Center and its vivid fall colors act as the main venue for the Fujioka Maple Festival in addition to three other areas letting you gaze upon autumn leaves and their distinctive hues, such as Shimokawaguchi Osawa Pond and the colorful reflections …

    19
    Fujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination)\r\nFujioka Maple Festival (Tree illumination) Fujioka-Area

    Aichi Prefectural Greenification Center and its vivid fall colors act as the main venue for the Fujioka Maple Festival in addition to three other areas letting you gaze upon autumn leaves and their distinctive hues, such as Shimokawaguchi Osawa Pond and the colorful reflections …

    25
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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…

    26
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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…

    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…

    Mid-December to Mid-February
    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…

    Mid-December to Mid-February
    16
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n 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…

    - 3/31
    Jan. early
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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-December to Mid-February
    mid
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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-December to Mid-February
    late
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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-December to Mid-February
    Feb. early
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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-December to Mid-February
    mid
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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-December to Mid-February
    late
    \r\n 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…

    Inabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade\r\nInabu Ice Cascade 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…

    11
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Matsudaira-Area
    12
    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Matsudaira-Area