Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke
Mid-Mar., Late Mar., Early Apr.
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 particularly warm day somewhere in the season. Curiously, if it rains or the sky is covered, the flowers do not show their graces.
Almost at the same time, several other flowers also start to bloom: "Kikuzaki-Ichige" (Anemone pseudoaltaica - although named "Kiku", which means chrysanthemum, it's of the buttercup family), "Yamaruriso" (Omphalodes japonica), "Nirinso" (Anemone flaccida), "Nabewari" (Croomia heterosepala), "Hitori-Shizuka" (Chloranthus japonicus), and in early summer, "Shaga-no-Hana" (Iris japonica). These form the group of "spring ephemerals" - perennial varieties that sprout and blossom in spring, dying and receding to their underground parts before summer arrives.
Asuke-cho, Toyota City
|Fee||Free of charge|
|Phone number||0565-62-1272 (Asuke Tourist Association)|
|Parking lot||Korankei parking lot (paid): 500 JPY|
|Place||Korankei, Asuke-cho (Mt. Iimori)|
|Holding time||Mid-March to early-April
*: May change depending on weather conditions.
|Facilities||Multi-Purpose Toilet Available
Food & Refreshments Shops Available
Gifts & Souvenirs Shops Available
|Access by Public Transportation||[Directions from Nagoya]
・From Nagoya Station on the Higashiyama subway line, go to Fushimi Station and transfer to the Tsurumai subway line (which connects to the Meitetsu Toyota Line from Akaike). Get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
・From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Chiryu Station. Transfer trains and get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
・From JR Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Kozoji Station. Transfer to the Aichi Loop Line and get off at Shin-Toyota Station.
*Click here to check transportation directions and fares in Toyota.
|Access by car||15 min. from the Sanage Green Road Chikaraishi Interchange
20 min. from the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Toyota-Kanpachi Interchange
|LINK||Information at Asuke Tourist Association Web Site (Japanese)|
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