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Enjoy the beauty of nature in this 1.8 kilometer long gorge carved by a river that drops 148 meters along the span. In the summer, it's a perfect place for barbeques. In the gorge, there are five park areas and plum gardens, two suspension bridges, and the 90 meter long Lake Otaki Bridge over Lake Otaki. The well-maintained walking paths along huge and unique boulders, the pristine river, and trees offer great hiking.
|Holidays :||Barbeque sites open weekends and holidays from April to November, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
Matsudaira-go was the birthplace of the Matsudaira clan, said to be the origin of the Tokugawa family. In addition to Matsudaira Toshogu Shrine, there are many other historic sites connected with the Matsudaira clan, including Kogetsuin Temple, which is dedicated to the first Chikauji, and the Matsudaira Castle Ruins. There are also many wild-growing plants, so visitors can enjoy a variety of natural scenery throughout the four seaso...
Matsudaira Toshogu Shrine consecrates Chikauji Matsudaira, the ancestral patriarch of the Matsudaira clan, to which shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu traced his roots. The shrine grounds were once the villa of Matsudaira. Immediately adjacent to the worship hall is the Matsudairagou hall, which features various items tied to the Matsudaira and Tokugawa clans. There you will also find the well at which Matsudaira was first bathed. It is held to ...
|Opening days / hours :||All-day admission: 10:00AM-3:00 PM (Matsudairagou)|
|Holidays :||Closed on day of Buddha’s death, Wednesdays, and year-end/New Year (Matsudairagou)|
Discovered in the Muromachi Period over 600 years ago, Sasado Onsen Hot Spring is Aichi Prefecture's oldest hot spring. Hot spring inns line the clean Yahagigawa River. The hot spring is good for neuralgia, skin diseases, arthralgia, and other ailments. It attracts casual bathers as well as people seeking therapeutic effects. With the natural scenery, the sounds of nature, and the warmth of the hot spring, you can feel totally refres...
Approximately 3,000 weeping peaches flourish in the Asahi District's Kaminaka-cho. The walking paths in the area are lined with beautiful weeping peach blossoms for about 1 kilometer. Early to mid April is usually the best time to view the flowers, though they can bloom at different times in some years.
|Holidays :||Open everyday during the peach blossoms period.|
Along with Odo Onsen Hot Spring and Sasado Onsen Hot Spring, Sakakino Onsen Hot Spring is one of the Oku-Yahagi Onsen-go hot springs. The water is good for neuralgia and rheumatism. People come here mainly for recuperation. Nearby are a turtle farm, orchid garden, and the Oshiinomagai-butsu stone Buddha carved on a natural stone wall. Asahi’s local gifts include natural yam.
Odo Onsen Hot Spring's main attraction is the radon bath. It can help ease rheumatism, neuralgia, high blood pressure, and other ailments. Many people come here seeking the hot spring's therapeutic effects. In summer, you can fish for sweetfish and red-spotted masu salmon in the stream or catch sweetfish with your hands in the weir. Shimazaki Park also has tennis courts. The local cuisine changes with the seasons. Mountain vegetables...
A multipurpose leisure facility on a highland elevation of 650 m. Enjoy various activities such as camping, barbecue picnics, a petting zoo, hands-on classes, and astronomical observations. In winter, kids can enjoy the Yukisori Ski Slope. Inside the building is Genkitei restaurant and Genki Market. Genkitei has dishes with locally-grown yam. Genki Market sells fresh vegetables, pickles, and local gifts.
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Barbecue and day camping areas close at 3:00 p.m.)
Yukisori Ski Slope: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
|Holidays :||Thursdays (open if a national holiday and closed the next day instead) and Dec. 28th–Jan. 1st. *The 1st floor is closed during winter (Dec. 1st–March 31st). *Open on Thursdays during spring, summer, and winter vacations.|
This soccer stadium has a retractable roof that allows for enjoying games in comfort. This stadium holds 45,000 people. The space includes a pool for guests to swim in. There is also a restaurant. This stadium will be one of the sites of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
|Holidays :||year-end/New Year|
Multipurpose outdoor attraction with off-road runs for four-wheel drive vehicles, barbecue area, day camping area, and athletics field for the family. Toyota SUVs and RVs are also displayed and available for test rides. Staff explain about four-wheel drive vehicles and how to handle them.
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Reception: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)|
|Holidays :||Thursdays (open if a national holiday)|
At this manufacturer of naturally fermented soybean miso, we protect the traditional methods of "wooden kegs and natural fermentation" by using massive cedar kegs. The shop adjacent to the facilities measures out and sells freshly-made miso straight from the barrel. This miso maker repurposed a hangar that was used by the air force during WWII and an old elementary schoolhouse for its production facilities. There you will find some...
|Opening days / hours :||8:00AM to 5:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Sundays and holidays|
Toyota City, selected by the national government as an environmental model city, has gathered next-generation environmental technologies in a facility to introduce efforts to create a low-carbon emission society, the first of its kind in Japan. Experience cutting-edge technology from a variety of fields, based on the theme "Aiming for the 'normal' of the future." There is also a restaurant offering dishes using locally produced food.
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Holidays :||Mondays (except holidays), December 28 - January 4|
We hope that you will visit the Toyota showroom on the grounds of the Toyota Motors Plant as well. There, guests can get a feel for the thought process which goes into vehicle production, technologies used in the process, the evolution of hybrid cars, and other aspects of Toyota's cutting-edge automobile technology. Plant tours are also available by reservation.
|Opening days / hours :||9:30AM to 5:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Closed on Sundays, year-end and New Year, Golden Week Summer Holidays etc|
Elevation: 629m. Mt. Sanage has been worshiped as a sacred mountain since ancient times. The main Sanage-jinja Shrine at the foot of the mountain, and the eastern and western shrines on the mountain slopes are collectively known as Sanage Sanja Daimyojin. There are also many notable spots, including the summit of Mt. Sanage, with its views of Mt. Haku and Mt. Ontake in the distance; huge boulders and stones like the boat-shaped Ofu...
|Opening days / hours :||Open all day|
Stretching out along the Yahagi River, it is one of the city’s most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing. In the spring, its more than 450 cherry trees come into bloom, turning the entire area pink. In winter, it becomes a hotspot for wild birds, where waterfowl such as wild ducks and wagtails gather. The cycling course running from Suigen Park to the Toyota Arrows Bridge, Foresta Hills, and other spots is also recommended.
|Opening days / hours :||All day|
This commemorative hall operated by Toyota Motor Co. adjoins Kuragaike Park. Toyota Motor Co. built this hall in 1975 to commemorate reaching the production of its 10 millionth vehicle in the 35th year after its founding. Designed by the architect Fumihiko Maki, it presents a beautiful geometric form amid an environment surrounded by greenery. Inside the hall is the Toyota Establishment Exhibit Room, which is filled with passion fo...
|Opening days / hours :||9:30 to 17:00|
|Holidays :||Mondays (closed the following day if a holiday)/ year end and New Year period|