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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Aichi Area

  • Obara Fureai Park
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Goyu Avenue of Pines
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Yotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Heidi’s Swing
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Himakajima Kitachi 72
    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.
  • Shintoyone Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Kitashitaraguntoyonemura Komadate Month 1 - 3
    A dam 116.5 meters tall and 311 meters long located in Kitashitara County, Aichi Prefecture. This hydroelectric dam generates electricity by exchanging water with Sakuma dam located on the main stream of the Tenryu River. A Shinto shrine dedicated to the god Sogawa Oike Daimyojin was located in a village which was submerged with the building of the dam, and a Shinto ceremony is held at the dam twice a year.
  • Tokonyan
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Toyokawa Cherry Blossom Tunnel
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Suwa
    This famous cherry blossom-viewing spot is located in Suwa, Toyokawa City. Around 280 Yoshino Cherry trees bloom on the one-kilometer road that runs between Toyokawa Park and Toyokawa City Hall. It is also at the center of the Toyokawa City Sakura Festival, during which time, many people come to see the cherry blossoms illuminated at night and to shop at the festival stalls.
  • Isegami Tunnel
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Kawami Shiki Sakura no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Toyota-shi Senmicho
  • Kin no Tokei
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Sanagawa Embankment
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Muneharu Ranman
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Osu 2-21
    "This mechanical puppet is on the grounds of Osu Kannon Shrine in Osu 2-Chome, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. The puppet itself is based on the seventh lord of the Owari domain, Tokugawa Muneharu, and is used in conjuction with stories written by Mudou Yuriko, an Osu native. Perfomances run five times a day for the public, and you can choose to view either of two plays: ""Urashima"" or ""Karako."""
  • Silver Clock
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

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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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