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Shinshiro-City Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival

Date : Wed, Nov 1–Sun, Dec 3

  • Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival
  • Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival
  • Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival

The vivid colors of autumn invite you to take in a warm moment

Mt. Horaiji is known as a top place to enjoy splendid autumn leaves and is also known as an area inhabited by the oriental scops owl, the bird of Aichi Prefecture. The mountain itself is famous for its beauty and designated a national monument as it offers wonderful Japanese nature.
It is also known as a spiritual mountain with the old temple of Horaiji Temple established halfway up around 1,300 years ago. A lengthy 1,425-stone-stair pathway leads to the temple from the foot of the mountain and is home to an 800-year-old, 60-meter-tall cedar tree resembling an umbrella, which is the current tallest such tree in Japan. Upon ascending the almost innumerable steps, you come to a clearing with a view of the Okumikawa region's abundant and healing nature.
The temple's Niomon Gate was erected by Japan's famous general Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1651 and is designated an national important cultural property.

◆Event info◆

Horai Fire Festival
Period: Sun, Nov 19, 2023

Period: Thu, Nov 23 (national holiday), 2023 (Held even in rainy weather)

Mt. Horaiji Maple Festival


  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Date : Wed, Nov 1–Sun, Dec 3, 2023
Place : Area around Mt. Horaiji
Location : 〒441-1944
Horaiji Kadoya, Shinshiro-shi, Aichi

• The Access Map shows the location of Mt. Horaiji.
Parking : Available (Approx. 1,300 spaces. Available for a fee on weekends and national holidays.)

• The Mt. Horaiji Parkway parking lot requires a fee no matter the time.
• Use public transportation when possible as every year the parking lot fills up.
Restrooms : Available (available for use by disabled persons)
Phone number : 0536-29-0829 (Shinshiro City Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Toyohashi Station (board the JR Tokaido Main Line or Meitetsu Nagoya Line from Nagoya Station), take the JR Iida Line to Hon-Nagashino Station. Get off and take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for the Mt. Horaiji peak. Get off at the final stop, then walk 5 min. to the temple and shrines.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 25 min. (14 km) northeast from Shinshiro Interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway via Routes 151, 32, 389, and 524, then Mt. Horaiji Parkway.

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