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Handa-City Gon's Autumn Festival

Date : 09/20/2023 - 10/04/2023


  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival
  • Gon's Autumn Festival

Enter into the world of famous children's story "Gon, the Little Fox"!

Gon's Autumn Festival attempts to recreate Handa-born children's book writer Nankichi Niimi's famous story "Gon, the Little Fox" at its setting on the Yakachi River. To further illustrate the story's atmosphere, residents even came together to grow three million red spider lilies along the banks. Come learn about Nankichi Niimi at related spots in the area, such as the Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum, as you enjoy lots of other fun planned by the locals during the event period.

◆Red spider lilies along the banks of Yakachi River◆

Gon's Autumn Festival

In 1990, locals remembered how Nankichi often walked along the Yakachi River, and began their enormous project of turning the banks into a stunning red tapestry with beautiful red spider lilies in his memory. In autumn, 3 million flowers dye approximately 1.5 kilometers of the banks a vibrant red color from east to west. Some say it may even be the largest blooming of red spider lilies in Japan. Come feel Nankichi and his little fox Gon among the wonderful flowers.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Wed, Sep 20–Wed, Oct 4, 2023
Place : Area around the Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum and banks of the Yakachi River
Location : 〒475-0966
1-10-1 Yanabe, Nishi-machi, Handa-shi, Aichi
Notes:
• The Access Map shows the location of the Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum.
Parking : Available, free of charge
Sat, Sun, and national holidays: Park at the temporary parking lot (Kuranomachi east parking lot) and take the Handa Sightseeing Bus (running free of charge Sat, Sun, and national holidays only).
Notes:
• Use of the Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum by anyone other than disabled event-goers prohibited.

Weekdays: Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum parking lot and temporary parking lot (paid parking).

Notes:
• Come by public transportation when possible as parking around the festival area is limited.
Phone number : 0569-32-3264 (Handa City Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15-min. walk west from Handaguchi Station on the Meitetsu Kowa Line (board from Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5 min. (1.8 km) east from Handa-Chuo Interchange on the Chitahanto Road.

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INFORMATION ON THE SURROUNDING AREA

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