Korankei Gorge | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Korankei Gorge]

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 end of November
Event Korankei Momiji Matsuri, November 1st to 30th, 2017
Illuminations From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* 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.
* The Korankei Momiji Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year in November.
Address Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota City, Aichi
Phone +81-565-62-1272 (Asuke Tourist Association) (Japanese only)
Access Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line from “Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at “Higashi Okazaki Station", take the Asuke bus Asuke / Okazaki Line for approx. 70minutes, alight at "Korankei”.

Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, and alight at "Fushimi Station". Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line for approx. 45 minutes, and alight at "Josui Station". Take the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Hyakunenso from "Josui Station" for approx. 60 minutes, alight at "Korankei”.

*Extra buses are available directly connecting “Yakusa Station” and Korankei (bus journey time approx. 60 minutes) from November 11th to 30th
Access to “Yakusa Station”…Take the Higashiyama Line of Nagoya Municipal Subway from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 28 minutes, alight at "Fujigaoka Station". Take the Linimo Tobu Kyuryo Line for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Yakusa Station".
URL http://asuke.info/ (Asuke Tourist Association)

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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