Autumn Trips in Toyota! Toyota's Little-Known Photo Spots
Enjoy lots of dynamic and beautiful scenery in the abundant nature of Toyota City. As the weather becomes cooler, head out on a pleasant autumn trip.
- In the Mikawa area, home to the largest artificial lake in Aichi Prefecture, your surroundings will transform into a place filled with nature. Taste hot pot or Shimoyama specialty gohei mochi at a rest area, admire the colors of the season along a walking path, or stay overnight in a bungalow or campground in the great outdoors.
Satisfy your love of adventure! Outdoor activities are also
Toyota Mikawa Highlands
Holding time: October 30th (Saturday) to November 28th (Sunday), 2021
With Toyota Mikawa Highlands Adventure, you can also enjoy experiential outdoor activities such as hot air ballooning, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), air canoeing, mountain biking, camping, and fishing!
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- Said to be the most beautiful gorge in central Japan, Otaki Gorge follows along a branch of the Tomoegawa River.
Painted different colors in each season, go for a walk on the paths and enjoy the sight of the red autumn leaves.
A highly popular spot for families, Otaki Gorge has five park areas and plum gardens, two suspension bridges, a 90 meter long bridge over Lake Otaki, and a BBQ area.
Visitors can also hike through the unique landscape made up of huge boulders and the pristine river. Give trekking in the gorgeous scenery of Otaki Gorge a try!
- Between Matsudaira Toshogu Shrine and Kogetsuin Temple is Matsudaira-Go Enchi, a historical park rich in nature. With abundant natural beauty and a number of historical sites related to the Matsudaira clan - once a powerful governing clan - the area looks as though it stopped in time in medieval Japan.
The area has gained popularity as a spot to walk around and appreciate the historic atmosphere. Commemorating the Matsudaira clan are statues of Matsudaira Chikauji and Chikauji's Postulation Monument, while the Muromachi Wall is associated with the Muromachi period and the Tenka Chaya Tea House resembles a samurai's residence.
The 108 lacquer paintings on the ceiling of Matsudaira Toshogu Shrine are a must-see!
- Korankei is one of the best places to see fall colors in Japan. The first maple tree was planted here in 1634 by the 11th successor of the Kojakuji Temple, Buddhist priest Sanei. These days, when autumn rolls around, about 4,000 maple trees blaze with color.
The perfect place for an autumn outing, cross the Asuke River to walk through streets lined with merchant houses from the old days.
*Illumination and most events have been cancelled in 2020. Please confirm the latest information before heading out.
Asuke Townscape (Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings)
- Dating back to the Edo period, Asuke Townscape is composed of roughly 2 km of historic houses that were rebuilt after the great fire in 1775 and coated in plaster up to the eaves in order to prevent further fires.
In June 2011, Asuke Townscape was chosen as Aichi Prefecture’s first National Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings.
Conveying the look of the town from the late Edo period to the end of the Meiji era, those who visit will be struck by a sense of nostalgia. Take a leisurely stroll down these charming old streets.