Sightseeing Spot Spots in Aichi Area

  • Katahara Onsen Ajisai no Sato
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    Aichi Gamagori-shi Kanehiracho Ichinosawa 28-1
    A renowned destination for enjoying bigleaf hydrangea in Katahara Onsen. The area around Hodagaike Pond in the center of the hot spring district is maintained as a bigleaf hydrangea garden and has become a famous sightseeing spot. At the present time, more than 50 thousand hydrangea plants of varying colors and sizes are grown around the pond. The best time to see the hydrangea flowers is from June 1 to 30, and during this time a hydrangea festival is also held in the area. Special busses operate during the festival and a variety of events like haiku recitations and rare hydrangea exhibitions are held. At night, the area is lit up, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the beauty of the hydrangea in a way different from that of the day.

    We went June 22nd there, to be honest, some flowers were going withered and becoming faint colored, but we could enjoy them! We arrived there around 6pm stayed until around 7:45pm. It’s worth to stay...

  • Sanagawa Embankment
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    Aichi Toyokawa-shi Kanayanishimachi
    This embankment along the Sanagawa River in Toyokawa City is a well-known cherry blossom spot with cherry trees along about four kilometers of both banks. Rape blossoms bloom at the same time as the cherry trees in spring when it becomes one of the venues for the Toyokawa Cherry Blossom Festival. An increasingly popular tourist spot, they illuminate the blossoms at night and open stands geared toward the visitors.

    9月に行ったのでかなり暑かったです。東三河は温度に現れる以上に暑いので注意しましょう。ここは街の真ん中にありながらものんびりとした雰囲気でとてもいい場所だと思います。

  • Obara Fureai Park
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Obarachou
    This park is located in Kamidaira, Magohachi, Toyoda City. The cherry trees that have been planted in this park are known as Four-Season Cherry Trees, because of how they bloom in both spring and fall. It is a famous rare place where visitors can enjoy both the red autumn leaves and cherry blossoms at the same time in the fall. In November, the Four Seasons Sakura Festival is held with the park at its focus.
  • Isegami Tunnel
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asugawachou Iwaoda
    A 308 meter long, three meter wide tunnel built entirely of stone which was constructed along the treacherous Isegami Pass when the Ina Highway was opened in 1897 running north-south through Nagano and connecting to Nagoya. All stone tunnels are a rarity, and, as an example of Meiji period highway tunnels in the Chubu region, this tunnel was designated a National Tangible Cultural Property in 2000.
  • Yotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields
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    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Yotsuya 230
    These terraced rice fields, 400 years old, selected as one of the 100 Best Rice Terraces in Japan, are located at the foot of Mt. Kurakakeyama. There are approximately 420 terraced rice fields, which are irrigated with the mountain spring water and display the good old-fashioned landscape of Japan. In addition, there are temples such as Horai-ji Temple nearby, which draw many tourists.
  • Nana-chan Mannequin
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-2-1
    A large mannequin standing at the entrance to the men's area on the first floor of the Meitetsu Department Store Men's Building in front of Nagoya Station. The mannequin was created in 1973 on the one year anniversary of the opening of the Seven Building (later renamed the Young Building and closed in 2011) to serve as a symbol of that facility. Throughout the year, the mannequin is dressed in a variety of seasonal outfits. The mannequin also serves as a popular meetup spot.
  • Korankei gorge Dogtooth Violet Colonies
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Imori
    This 0.5-hectare colony of dogtooth violets is on the northwest slope of the Korankei Gorge's Mt. Iimori in Aichi Prefecture. While they're native to the area, the locals protected and nurtured them, bringing about the vast colony you see today. The pretty purple flowers all come into bloom at once from the middle of March to the beginning of April. You can check their progress on the Asuke Tourist Association's website. Once the season has passed, visitors enjoy the new green of spring, as well as the beautiful colors of the Japanese maple trees when autumn arrives.
  • Kin no Tokei
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1
    This clock is a famous meetup spot in Nagoya Station. Consisting of four classically styled clock faces on a golden pole, the clock makes it possible to check them time no matter which direction of the station you're coming from. The clock is owned by JR Central Building Co., Ltd., which operates complex facility such as Office Tower and Hotel Tower connected directly to Nagoya Station. The clock was erected in 2002 to commemorate the third anniversary of the Towers and provide the time and guide signs. Accordingly, signs halfway up the clock's pole provide directions to the different towers which make up the complex.
  • Kirara no Mori
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    Aichi Pref. Kitashitaragunshitarachou Damine Dando 1-1
    This is a virgin forest located next to the Dando Lake in Shitara Town, Kitashitara County, Aichi Prefecture. In this forest, the largest in Aichi, are over 200-year-old flourishing beech trees. On the walking paths, including the Tokai Nature Trail, wind through the forest allowing visitors to see many wild birds, marsh plants, while enveloped in a bath of green. The attraction of this forest is that provides a beautiful spot for outdoor activities in every season of the year. Adjacent to the forest lies an approximately two-square-hectare lake, The Dando Lake Bureau of Fishing Area, into which rainbow trout are released annually for a fishing competition held every mid-November, sponsored by the Shitara Tourism Association.
  • Oyama Ryokuchi
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    Aichi Takahama-shi Kasugacho 2-1
    This cherry blossom viewing spot is on a hill overlooking Kinuura Bay and the city. It's a 10-minute walk west of Mikawa Takahama Station on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line. The park is also called Senbon-zakura-no-Oyama, related to the spectacle of its roughly 1,000 Yoshino cherry trees. One of the highlights are the cherry trees that are descended from the Usuzumi Zakura trees in Motosu City, Gifu Prefecture. The best time to view the blossoms is from late March to early April. They hold the Oyama Sakura Monogatari cherry blossom festival during the period, when lots of visitors come for flower viewing. The trees are illuminated in the evening, providing some wonderful scenery.
  • Kaore Plum Garden
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    Aichi Shinshiro-shi Ebi Kamiya 22
    Located about 35 minutes by car from the Shinshiro Interchange on the Shintomei Expressway, this plum grove in the Kaore district of Shinshiro City reaches full bloom around March 20 every year. Including the Nanko-ume variety, there are seven kinds of about 1,500 plum trees. The entire hamlet is now a plum grove, creating a peaceful landscape where you can catch glimpses of the plum farmhouses between the trees. The landscape stretching between the mountains is like a little slice of paradise, and in 2010 it was selected as one of Japan's top 100 village scenes. Their Baika Festival held in March is a good time to buy specialty items made with plums.
  • Orange Line Trail
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    Aichi Chita-gun Mihamacho
    A hiking trail located about 10 minutes by car from Mihama Interchange on the Minami Chita Road. The 11-kilometer trail connects Chita Bay in the east with Ise Bay in the west and takes about two hours and 30 minutes to complete. Portions of the Mikawa Bay coast have lovely foliage in autumn, as well as cherry blossoms in spring. You can start or finish from either Meitetsu Chita Okuda Station or Meitetsu Kowa Station. Certificates for completing the hike are available from the tourist center at Chita Okuda Station or the coffee shop next to Kowaguchi Station.
  • Chashitu Kanaretei
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    Aichi Nagakute-shi Ibaragabasama Otsu 1533-1 Aichikyuhakukinenkoen
    Located right near Ai-Chikyuhaku-Kinen-Koen Station on the Tobu Kyuryo Line (Linimo), this tearoom is in a Japanese garden in the Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Morikoro Park). Visitors can encounter nature there while experiencing traditional Japanese traditional culture through the spirit of the tea ceremony. The venue's name derives from the Kanare River, which has its source in the area. Four tea rooms are available for rental fee and reservation, including about 13.2 square meter hall as well as smaller rooms of about 6.6 square meters. They also offer matcha green tea and sweets served with special tea ceremony seating on chairs to sit on. Reservations aren't required, but a fee applies.
  • Silver Clock
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1
    This sculpture is located inside JR Nagoya Station. Situated on the western of the station at the Taikoudori Exit, this sculpture is often used as a meeting point due to its proximity to the ticket gates. The statue is thought to be standing guard over the meeting spot, and also the golden clock on the east side of the station, at the Sakuradori Exit.
  • Galaxy Platform
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-11-1
    A multipurpose space in the Oasis21 complex on Hisaya-odori-Street in 1 Chome, Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. They hold a variety of events every week. It is directly accessible from the Sakae subway station and it has an information center, making it a frequently visited tourist spot. It's also the venue for the World Cosplay Summit.
  • Spaceship-Aqua
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-11-1
    A piece of object art in the Oasis 21 complex on Hisaya-odori-Street in 1 Chome, Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. It has an enormous oval glass roof with water pooled on top. The pathway along the outer edge feels like you're walking on air. It's illuminated in the evening.
  • Goyu Avenue of Pines
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    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Goyuchou Namimatsu
    Goyu Avenue of Pines is an approximately 600 meter long row of pine trees from Goyu-shuku to Akasaka-shuku, prosperous post-station towns along the former Tokaido Road. The trees were planted by order of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1604 as a way to protect travelers from the blazing sun in the summer and the howling wind and snow in the winter. Of the Go-kaido Road (Five Highways radiating from Edo) there are now very few places where avenues of pines can be found. The Goyu Avenue of Pines has been designated as a natural monument in Japan. In the novel, Tokaidochu Hizakurige (known as Shank's Mare), the Goyu Avenue of Pines is where the main characters Yajirobe and Kitahachi were to be bewitched by a fox. The nearest station is Goyu Station.
  • Lover's Swing
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    Aichi Chita-gun Minamichitacho Himaka Shima Kita
    A simple swing located on the island of Himakajima in Aichi Prefecture. Located on a hill on the island, the swing is connected to a large tree by two ropes. Known as the Sweetheart's Swing, it is said that riding it together with your significant other will bring happiness to your relationship. The swing also offers a sweeping view of the sky and ocean surrounding Himakajima, and the site is quickly growing in popularity with tourists as well as couples due to this magnificent scenery.
  • Tokonyan
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 2
    A giant manekineko fortune cat statue 3.8 meters tall and 6.3 meters wide located in Tokoname City on the Chita Peninsula. Tokoname Manekineko (Fortune Cat) Street, lined with 39 smaller cat figures beckoning good fortune, runs in front of the statue, delighting visitors. A popular tourist spot, many visitors to the Chita Peninsula make their way here.
  • Sakurabuchi Park
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    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Niwano Yanaida
    This park is located along the Bessho Kaido road in Yanaida, Niwano, Shinshiro City. It is a famous historical cherry blossom-viewing spot where the trees are said to have been planted by the lord of Shinshiro Castle, Sadazane Suganuma. As the name suggests, it is well-known as a scenic spot where visitors can enjoy the contrast between the deep waters of Toyokawa coast and the cherry blossoms. During the cherry blossom season, the Shinshiro Sakura Festival is also held here.

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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