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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.|
This newest type of outdoor activity combines shower climbing, where you climb up an invigorating mountain stream, and regular caving, where you explore deep into exhilarating, dark caves. Discover a steep gorge filled with giant boulders and then follow the path of the rushing stream through the gaps in the rocks. Keep fighting forward as you crawl through parts of the course with your face centimeters from the surface of the water....
|Opening days / hours :||24-hour reception (in the early morning and late at night, please contact via email)|
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.|
A facility filled with a variety of gardens such as Japanese gardens and rock gardens where visitors can enjoy flowers and nature year-round. Training, classes, and advice are offered to help promote greenery in homes and workplaces as well. Four expansive lawns totaling 2.6 hectares are also a draw. The adjacent Showa Forest was created to celebrate the 50th year of Emperor Showa's reign. Barbeque sites, athletic equipment, and more...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barbeque sites 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Showa Forest Koryukan)
|Holidays :||December 29 to January 1
Some facilities are closed on Mondays (or the next day if Monday is a holiday)
On a path along the Tomoegawa River flowing from Lake Mikawa lies a picturesque building that specializes in fragrances and even has its own waterwheel. At Karen-no-Yakata, make seasonal flower wreaths or your own salt potpourri. When you’re done, get some play time across the river, where there’s a big, grassy area, a walking trail, a free dog park, and more.
|Opening days / hours :||10:00-17:00|
|Holidays :||Tuesday (If Tuesday is a public holiday, closed Wednesday instead) and New Year's holidays|
Mikawa Kogen is a gently-sloping plateau with an altitude of 600 meters near the center of Aichi Kogen Quasi-National Park. Herds of cows roam the pastures, and the songs of birds can be heard from the trees in this relaxing setting. Facilities include campsites, cottages, a tennis court, a golf course and more, and nearby Lake Asagiri is a great place for lure and fly fishing.
|Opening days / hours :||Open for visits all day|
Experience mountain cycling at Mikawakougen Camp Village! Intended for beginner through intermediate riders, most of the course is made of flat dirt trails with some hills and slopes. Both beginners and more confident riders will enjoy this scenic cross-country cycling course through the woods.
|Opening days / hours :||9:00-16:15 (Last admission 15:30)
※ During crowded periods on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, cycle rental will temporarily close for preparation from 11:30-13:30
※ As all admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, please be aware that reservations are not available
※ Open every day in May, July, August, October, and November
※ 26ism operating days correspond to those of the Camp Village
Enjoy nature to the fullest from season to season with refreshing breezes along the clear, sparkling Nohara River at Noharagawa Tourism Center. With a total of 38 fishing spots, a place for fishing as a family, trout fishing by hand or with a rod, and other river activities, it's easy to have a fun, leisurely time. Depending on the season, try freshly picked, all-you-can-eat grilled shiitake mushrooms, too.
|Opening days / hours :||River Entry Period: 8:30-17:00|
|Holidays :||Closed Jan. - Mar.|