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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)|
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...
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.
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.|
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.|
At WOODDEALER Toyota, Japanese cypress, Japanese cedar, and spicebush foliage from woods in Toyota City are distilled and essential oils are extracted. A balanced fragrance is achieved by mixing the three oils and adding dehydrated alcohol. With the help of a Japanese cypress mini diffuser set included as a workshop souvenir, your own room will soon be filled with a refreshing scent.
|Opening days / hours :||10:00-17:00|
|Holidays :||Sat., Sun., and holidays|
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 :||8:00-17:00|
|Holidays :||Sundays and holidays|
Umekou Peach, Pear, and Strawberry Farm is a highly popular and delightful strawberry picking farm located in Toyota City. A highlight of strawberry picking is the Akihime strawberries, which are sweet with hardly any tartness. The farm also grows Beni-Hoppe strawberries, which can be purchased in take-home packs. Strawberry picking can be enjoyed from January to late May. 45 minutes of all-you-can-eat strawberries is 1,600 JPY for...
|Opening days / hours :||January 3 – mid-May
Reception time: 10:00-14:00
|Holidays :||Irregular closings|
Sanage Onsen is Aichi Prefecture's largest natural radon hot spring. The hot spring water rises up from 1,200 meters underground. Nicknamed "Medical Spring Water", it is also one of the few hot springs in Japan that you can drink. You can take in the radon spring water’s beneficial ingredients through the skin while bathing, through the lungs by breathing, and by drinking it. It is popular for its therapeutic effects. There are bathh...
|Opening days / hours :||Non-guest bathing facilities: Rock Bath Kinsen-no-Yu Weekdays: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.; Sat., Sun., national holidays: 8:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m. (Enter by 11:00 p.m.)|
|Holidays :||Open every day|
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)|
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|
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|
The glass at Cocoro is made entirely from recycled glass bottles. See the fiery colors and varying shapes of the glass as you create your own glass art! Kids elementary school age and older can join the workshops, where the owners will safely guide you step-by-step through the process. Make an original glass treasure and wonderful memories while sweating from the heat of the glass furnace.
|Opening days / hours :||10:00-16:00|
|Holidays :||Wednesday, Sunday, and New Year's holidays
※ Some unscheduled closures for events and exhibition preparation