Temples, Shrines and Autumn Leaves

Temples, Shrines and Autumn Leaves

Revel in Japans’ long history, deep culture and stunning autumn views and colors across Aichi. See temples and shrines surrounded by the gorgeous fall colors, that evoke the iconic images of Old Japan.

Inuyama-CityJakkoin Temple

The Warlord Oda Nobunaga’s Favorite Spot, Jakkoin Temple

Dating from around the year 650, Jakkoin Temple near Inuyama is one of Aichi’s most famed autumn leaf viewing areas, with over 1,000 big, beautiful maple trees growing in the vicinity. The view from the mountain top is amazing, looking out over western Aichi, the land once ruled by the warlord and national hero, Oda Nobunaga. You’ll soon understand why Nobunaga came here often!

Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle is the oldest remaining of just 5 castle keeps designated as National Treasures. The Warring States period structure displays graceful, elegant curves and traditional architecture that belies its harsh, military background. A must see on your trip through Japan!

Inuyama Castle

Nagoya-CityKosho-ji Temple

Time Travel at Nagoya’s Kosho-ji

Long connected to the ruling Owari Tokugawa clan, the Kosho-ji Temple has the only remaining five-storied Buddhist Pagoda in Japan’s Tokai, central eastern, districts. You’ll forget you’re in modern-day Nagoya City with views of the five-storied pagoda and the rich autumn foliage.

Shinshiro-CityHorai-ji Temple

The Mystical, Magical Mountain of Horai-ji Temple

There is something truly mystical about the atmosphere around the holy mountain of Horai-ji. The whole mountain is tranquil, with unspoiled ancient nature. It reeks of spiritualism and history, and of long forgotten ways. Mt Horai-ji and its temple are unique, and considered major power spots! In the Autumn, the mountain becomes a blaze of colors!

Yuya Onsen Hot Springs

Enjoyed for over 1,300 years, the hot springs of Shinshiro’s Yuya Onsen are found deep in a picturesque valley along the Ure River, with stunning traditional Japanese views of the mountains and river. Relax and wash away the aches and pains in the natural steaming hot waters.

Yuya Onsen Hot Springs

Toyohashi-CityFumon-ji Temple

Beauty of Nature, Beauty of Man

See four ancient National Important Cultural Asset listed statues and wooden effigies of the Amida Buddha, and the Shaka Buddha free of charge, and surrounded by the beauty of rich autumn colors of Toyohashi’s Fumon-ji Temple.

Futagawa-Shuku Honjin

Step backing time and see one of the very few remaining Honjin, special lodgings for high ranking samurai and elite along the old Tokaido Highway.

Futagawa-Shuku Honjin

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