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.
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!
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.
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!
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.