Spots in Okazaki / Toyota Area

  • Takeshima Aquarium【Temporarily closed】
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    4.5
    174 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Takeshimachou 1-6
    The old fashioned exterior of this aquarium speaks of its long history; inside, you’ll find some 4,500 marine creatures comprised of 500 species. The aquarium displays both freshwater and seawater life. Many of the informational cards and posters in the aquarium were hand-written by the staff themselves. Visitors appreciate the easy-to-understand content. The aquarium also goes to efforts to routinely change the content of their exhibits. The cute sea lion shows are popular with adults as well as children.

    This place was a great surprise. The vast collection of marine life here was unbelievable. ¥500 for adults. The touching pool was better than any Ive seen at any aquarium worldwide. Well done.

  • Irako View Hotel
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    4.0
    271 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aichi Tahara-shi Hiicho
    This hotel, situated along National Route 42 in Honeyama, Hiicho, Tahara City, boasts fantastic views. All of the hotel's rooms have an ocean view, and guests can take in the sight of the sun rising on the Pacific Ocean side and the sun setting on the Ise Bay side. In the hotel's spaVIEW hot spring bathhouse, guests can enjoy a relaxing soak while taking in the surrounding ocean, islands, and Shima Peninsula, as well as sunsets in the evening.

    PRO * The view from any window in the building was splendid. * The buffet-style Japanese food in the main restaurant was delicious. * Quiet room * Parking (in 11/2018) was easy. CON * Beds were...

  • Kuragaike Park
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    4.5
    103 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Yanamichou Houzawa 714-5
    A public park situated along Prefectural Route 343 in Hozawa Yanami-cho, Toyota City. The expansive grounds, abundant with natural scenery, are also designated Aichi Kogen Quasi-National Park. Park facilities include a zoo, farm, botanical garden, and huge playhouse with play equipment. The park can also be accessed from the Kuragaike Parking Area on the Tokai Loop Expressway Inner Loop.

    no entrance fee needed, there is a park,zoo and a huge playplace for children inside a building so they can play even if it is raining.great place for picnic as well, theres so much to see like the...

  • Roadside Station Akabane Loco Station
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Akabanechou Onishi 32-4
    A roadside station standing along National Route 42 in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. Here you can buy fresh, seasonal agricultural products, kamaage shirasu boiled and dried whitebait (a local specialty product), and more. The Pacific Ocean sprawls into the distance nearby, and from the second floor observation deck and restaurant visitors can get a sweeping view of the sea. The station also has a surf shop and is a popular destination for surfers.

    渥美半島ドライブでは必ず立ち寄る道の駅です。海のすぐそばで釣り人も多く景色も良いところです。食品も安いので嬉しいです。

  • Yaotomi Shrine
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Takeshimachou 3-15
    A Shinto shrine located on Take Island in Takeshima-cho, Gamagori City. According to legend, the temple was founded by the poet Fujiwara no Shunzei in 1181. Dedicated to the goddess Ichikishima-hime no Mikoto, along with Enoshima Shrine and others, the shrine is considered one of Japan's seven great Benten shrines.

    It really is a beautiful tourist spot for you who have interest in japanese shrines. Visited it on march which still has chilling breeze, and the winds so strong along the bridge. but it has great...

  • Kakukyu Hatcho Miso (Hatcho Miso no Sato)
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    4.0
    107 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Hacchouchou Oukandori 69
    Hatcho Miso no Sato in Hatcho Town, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, is owned by the Hatcho miso producer Kakukyu who have been making this kind of fermented soybean paste since the early Edo period. The black walled main building resembling a church and the storehouse built in 1927 have been designated as registered tangible cultural properties of Japan. In the old Meiji period storehouse now refurbished as an historical museum, visitors can see reproductions of how miso used to be made and the tools that were used. Visitors can also take a tour of the Hatcho Miso factory with guided tours available on weekends and national holidays. There is also a shop, an area to sample the miso, and a restaurant on site.

    The tour is free, but you have to register yourself at the reception counter inside the souvenir shop. You will find it located on your left once you enter the shop. You will be given a piece of...

  • Isshiki Sakana Hiroba
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    3.5
    63 Reviews
    Shopping
    Aichi prefecture Nishio shi Ichimachi Kobuki ship Koto 176
    A tourism facility located close to Isshiki Fishing Port in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture where you can buy fresh, seasonal seafood, seafood products, and produce. Restaurants can also be found in the facility serving seafood rice bowls, eel rice bowls (a local specialty), and other seafood dishes. The facility has parking for large busses and is frequented by tourists looking to pick up a few souvenirs and presents to bring back home.

    An overall cool place to go. If you go in the morning you can buy fresh fish at a decent price and who doesnt like fresh fish? The other part, the store is open throughout the day with many...

  • Roadside Station Nishio Okanoyama
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    3.5
    43 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Ojimachou Okano 105-57
    A roadside station standing along National Route 23 in Okanoyama Ojima-cho, Nishio City. The station sells local fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and other agricultural products; seafood from Mikawa Bay; and local specialty products such as Nishio matcha powdered green tea. There's also a light meal corner which serves dishes made with local Nishio Oink brand pork.

    国道23号線西尾市にある道の駅には土産物だけでなく食料品の他に農産物の産直もあって買い物も楽しくできます。品物によってはスーパーで購入するよりも安い。

  • Roadside Station Fujikawashuku
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    3.5
    46 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Fujikawachou Higashiokida 44
    A roadside station standing along the Tokaido Highway in Higashiokida Fujikawa-cho, Okazaki City. The station is host to a shop selling local agricultural and specialty products; an information corner which can tell you about nearby sightseeing spots, renowned establishments in the city, and area specialty products; and a light meal corner serving dishes made with purple wheat, a local Fujikawa specialty product, and Nukata District wild boar. The station is also adjoined by a convenience store open 24 hours a day which sells local specialty products.

    藤川町の道の駅です。10月ということで、ハロウィンの記念写真コーナーが設置されており、かわいかったです。また、季節感を出すという点でも良いと思いました。

  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Urachou Zao 1-46
    A viewing platform located on the top of 250 meter tall Mt. Zao offering a 360 degree panoramic view. From the fourth floor viewing deck of the facility, visitors can get a sweeping view of Mikawa Bay and the Pacific Ocean, as well as Mt. Fuji on clear days. Cars can drive up to the viewing platform. A night, an outdoor illumination program represents the four seasons of Mt. Zao. You can enjoy the fairy tale-like sight from the star terrace on the second floor. The third floor has hands-on exhibits where you can play with light. The facility also has a café where you can take a break.

    We travelled by bicucle from Toyohashi to Tahara on the foot of the trail there is a map that you need to follow for 45 mins. And along the way up there is bit tiring but there were area for a short...

  • Horai-ji Temple
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Kadoya Houraiji 1
    A Buddhist temple located near the summit of Mt. Horaiji dedicated to Bhaisajyaguru. The Deva gate on the temple's approach has been designated a National Important Cultural Property; nearby, the giant, 60 meter tall Japanese cedar dubbed Kasasugi has been selected for the New List of Japan's 100 Most Famous Trees. The temple grounds are also a renowned destination for fall foliage, and many visitors come here to climb the temple's 1,425 stone steps while taking in the scenery provided by Mikawa (Province - eastern Aichi Prefecture) in the distance.

    石段の入り口近くの駐車場は有料だったので、かさすぎという食事処の隣の無料駐車場に停めて歩きました。石段の周りは古いお寺の跡がたくさんあり風情があります。木陰が涼しくところどころにベンチもあり休めました。 石段の往復のみなら軽装でも良いですが、奥の院や鷹打ち場まで周るなら2時間半の登山道なので、それなりの装備が必要。 鳳来寺本堂には自販機があり、パークウェイの駐車場近くには五平餅を売る売店があります...

  • Toga Shrine
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Ichinomiyachou Nishigakiuchi 2
    A Shinto shrine located in Nishigakiuchi Ichinomiya-cho. Dedicated to the god Onamuchi no Mikoto, the shrine's history date's back over 1,300 years. The god is enshrined in both the Satomiya shrine on the grounds and an Okumiya rear shrine on Mt Hongu in Hongushita Kaminagayama-cho. The shrine's annual festival is held from May 3 to 5 and during this time events are held such as sacred horseback archery displays.

    三河国一之宮・砥鹿神社に参りました。 西参道の大鳥居は必見、至る所に空爆の被弾痕が見られ戦争の悲惨さを伝えます。 立派な表神門、総檜造りの荘厳な拝殿は風格があります。 ご祭神は大己貴命(おおなむちのみこと)。 本宮山の山頂に奥宮がありますが、行けないので遥拝所でお参りしておきます。 絵馬を掲げる神鹿絵馬殿には、可愛い親子の鹿の像があってほっこりします。 その他、日本一のさざれ石や神亀石というパワー...

  • Sante Park Tahara
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Nodachou Ashiken Pond 8
    An activity-oriented theme park surrounded by flowers and greenery, Sante Park Tahara also holds all sorts of events. Advance reservations are required, but the park’s numerous mini-classes are also extremely popular with children. The park has a 4,000 square meter farm where visitors can try picking seasonal vegetables. The park also has a restaurant, tea room, and market selling local farm products; whether you come as a family or a group of friends, you can enjoy an entire fun-filled day here.

    3月末チューリップは8分咲きってとこでしょうか。丁寧に管理されていて鮮やかな花々を楽しめました。ただ、散策の折、数人に宗教の勧誘と思しき方に出くわし、気分がなえました。感じの良い体裁で声をかけれた後に親切だなと思いましたが雲行きが怪しくなっていきます。くれぐれも気を付けてください。

  • Korankei
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Imori
    A mountain stream just in front of the point where the Yahagi River, its tributaries the Tomoe River and Asuke River meet. Here you can experience a naturally beautiful landscape whose appearance changes with the seasons. In spring, the area is carpeted with the elegant, pink blossoms of wild Asian fawnlilies. In summer, you can enjoy boating on the river and caressing summer breezes surrounded by new greenery. In fall, 11 varieties of maple show their autumn colors, said to be the most beautiful fall foliage in the Tokai region. In winter, falling snow creates an elegant atmosphere.
  • Akatsukayama Park
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Toyokawashi Ichidachou Higashitsutsumiue 1-30
    A large public park which was opened to celebrate the city's 50th anniversary. Park facilities include a small zoo and a freshwater aquarium. There's also a multipurpose field and grass lawn, and the park serves as a gathering space for locals.

    Gyogyo Land is a nice place to unwind and relax, especially with kids, as the park features an aquarium, a mini zoo and a small water park which they will surely enjoy. I enjoyed my brief time...

  • Roadside Station Tsukude Tezukuri-mura
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aichi Pref. Shinshiroshi Tsukudekiyoka Nagara 10 - 2
    A roadside station standing along National Route 301 in Tsukudekiyooka Nagarami, Shinshiro City. The station has a farmer's market, facility which makes and sells processed foods, and a restaurant serving Japanese yam dishes and Hayashi rice made with highland tomatoes. In the station's Tonchin Museum (handmade experience facility), visitors can learn how to make various crafts and foods, and they even introduce a mediation of agriculture experience to participate in farming activities. In addition, there is a barbecue facility to enjoy empty-handed (reservation required).

    本館の方では地元の物産を販売しており、三河東部の物産が多くみられます。屋外の店舗では三河フランクや牛タン焼きを売っており楽しむことが出来ます。中でもここの三河フランクは卸の特別なものを焼いて売っており、肉がゴロゴロした食感も楽しめます。おススメです。

  • Chiryu Shinto Shrine
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Chiryushi Nishimachi Jinden 12
    A Shinto shrine standing along the Toyota-Minami Bypass in Nishi-machi Jinden, Chiryu City. According to legend, the temple was founded during the reign of Japan's 12th emperor, Emperor Keiko (71-130). In the Edo period, the shrine was counted as one of the three major shrines on the Tokaido highway. Believed to grant protection from mamushi pit vipers, a poisonous variety of snake which lives in the region, the shrine was once frequented by Tokaido travelers. The Chiryu Festival is held each year on May 2 and 3. The full festival is held every second year, and during this time five spectacular traditional shrine floats are put on parade. National Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property-designated ningyo joruri puppet theater performances are also conducted.

    江戸時代は長虫(マムシなど)よけなどのお札を求め全国から行脚してお参りに来ていたほどの有名な神社です。 境内に駐車場があり便利ですよ。 初夏の花しょうぶもキレイです。

  • Okazaki Chuo Sogo Park
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Kouryujichou Touge 1
    A municipal public park which was opened in 1991. Park facilities include Okazaki City Baseball Field, a multipurpose field, art museum, and barbecue ground, ensuring visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities here. Widely used as a local gathering space, the park also holds weekly beginners sports classes.

    The park is located on hill top. It is easy to access by car, but I walked from downtown, more than 50 minutes. It was a little bit hard walking but enough to enjoy lovely rural landscapes in late...

  • Katahara Onsen Ajisai no Sato
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Muryoji Temple
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Gamagorishi Nishiurachou Nicchu 30
    A Buddhist temple located in Nitchu Nishiura-cho, Gamagori City. The temple was founded all the way back in the Heian period. The temple's principal object of worship is a hidden Buddha statue called the Nishiura Fudo. The temple is believed to ward off incurable diseases, particularly cancer. Many visitors purchase special ema votive tablets to ward away cancer and the temple also provides lectures on life habits for avoiding cancer.

    2019.2、大切な同級生のガン再発を知り、居ても立っても居られず、ネットで調べて4月無量寺へ行って参りました。 駐車場から歩く道のり、絵馬が風になびいてカタカタと音を立てているさまは、ガン患者の悲痛な叫びに聞こえました。 絵馬に願いと住所氏名を書き、入口で受付に渡します。 奥へ進むと千佛洞巡りという薄暗い通路をわたると数々の仏様を拝むことができます。 白檀の香りの数珠を買い、友達に渡しました...

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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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