One of the most beautiful places to see autumn foliage in the whole of the Tokai region
Sanei, a priest from Kojaku-ji Temple, planted the first maple trees in Korankei Gorge in 1634 in hopes that they would make the beautiful nature there even more beautiful, and up to the present day some 4,000 trees have been planted there, making the place a famous spot to go and see vividly colored autumn foliage. It is said that there are as many as 11 different kinds of maple trees in Korankei Gorge, and species which can be seen there include Japanese maple trees and mountain maple trees. Part of the pleasure of admiring the autumn colors comes from being able to compare the shapes of all the different kinds of leaves. The maple trees are illuminated during the Momiji Matsuri festival period, and the effect is truly fantastic.
|Viewing Period||Mid November to early December|
|Event||Korankei Momiji Matsuri, November 1st to 30th, 2015
Illuminations From sunset to 9:00 p.m., November 1st to 30th, 2015
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above.
Viewing periods and event schedules may also vary.
|Address||Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-565-62-1272(Asuke Tourist Association) (Japanese only)|
|Access||Take the Sakura-dori Line of the Nagoya Municipal Subway from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Gokiso Station", take the Tsurumai Line of the Nagoya Municipal Subway (directly connected to the Meitetsu Mikawa Line) for approx. 36 minutes, and alight at "Toyotashi Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke for approx. 45 minutes and alight at "Korankei".|
updated on Aug 31, 2016
[wide area map]
- [sightseeing spots around "Nagoya Station"]
Tokaido Shinkansen Stations