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.
There is only one place in Japan where you can see both the fiery red and orange autumn leaves AND the soft pink cherry blossom at the same time, and that is Aichi Prefecture’s Obara! Special cherry trees called Shikizakura bloom twice a year, once in spring, and again just as the autumn leaves are at their best. This creates an incredibly beautiful, fantastic scene.
Jokoji Temple's waft of history and culture with its small stone shrine called the Iwayado. During the Autumn Leaves Festival, a tea house opens on the elevated viewing platform on the west side of the temple grounds.
Watching Koyo autumn leaves is nice. From a boat in a gorgeous river, doubly so! The Maple Leaves of Inuyama-City are famous and draw great crowds eager to appreciate them, but in the second half of November, the Momotaro Maple Leaves Boat runs everyday taking guests along the Kisogawa River to enjoy those amazing sights from the middle of the stream!
The Oidaira Park is a widely known Koyo autumn leaves spot of the district of Inabu, eastern Toyota-City. About 520 trees of Acer, Maple and Maiden's Hair (Gingko biloba, or icho in Japanese) all start to get vividly colored a bit earlier than the even more famous Korankei valley, making for a good option for those in a hurry to see the beautiful autumnal hues of Aichi's nature.
The Jakkoin Autumn Leaves Festival celebrates the coming of autumn and the astounding mood change of the maple woods of Jakkoin Temple with a series of interesting events.
Mt. Horaiji is known as a top place to enjoy splendid autumn leaves from mid to late November. Looking upstream from the promenade on the banks of the Tomoe River, over 4,000 trees are bathed in autumn colors and reflected in the clear waters of the river below.
See four ancient National Important Cultural Asset listed statues, wooden effigies of the Amida Buddha, and the Shaka Buddha free of charge. All surrounded by the richly beautiful autumn colors of Toyohashi's Fumonji Temple. Check also the Wild Himalaya Cherry blossoms!