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Seto-City Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)

  • Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)
  • Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)
  • Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)
  • Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)

An enchanting natural park filled with moist valley beauty of water and green

The attraction of this natural park is the dynamic nature revealed at the unusually shaped rocks and waterfalls, and the gorgeousness of the valley created by the Toriharakawa River. As part of the much larger Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen), this spot allows visitors to fully enjoy each season, with the beautiful Sakura cherry blossoms in spring, cute fireflies swarms in early summer, paddling in the water in mid-summer and the tinted maple leaves in autumn. The park also contains the Seto-City portion of the Tokai Nature Trail (Tokai Shizen Hodo) and is a much sought-after destination for hikers and trekkers due to the countless sightseeing places along its way. Distant about 40min walking from Iwayado, you will find the Mt. Iwasu Observation Deck (Iwasusan Tenbodai), which offers spectacular views and, during clear days, even the buildings of downtown Nagoya-City can be spotted in the distance.

The Famous Illuminated "Koyo" Maple Leaves of Iwayado

Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)

Take a stroll along the serene course of Toriharakawa River while getting stunned by the gorgeously tinted trees arching above the trails during the popular Iwayado Maple Leaves Festival (Iwayado Momiji Matsuri). "Iwa" means "rock" in Japanese, fitting the name "Iwayado" that comes from the stone shrine housing three statues of the Buddha carved by the famous priest Gyoki during the Nara period. In the evenings during the artificial illumination light up events, besides the fantastic sights of the lit up autumn leaves, events with lanterns and others also entertain the guests.

Also Popular Among Families for River Play and Flower Watching

Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)

The Barbecue Site of Iwayado during spring and summer is always populated by visitors looking for the refreshing waters of the river and the flowers blossoming everywhere.

SPOT OVERVIEW

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Location : 〒480-1215
Iwaya-cho, Seto-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 100 cars)
*: Private paid parking lots also available in the vicinity.
*: During Light Up Illumination events, flat rate at 800 yen/vehicle.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0561-85-2730 (Seto-City Marutto Museum & Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Owari-Seto Station of the Meitetsu Seto Line (board from Sakaemachi Station, in turn reachable by subway Higashiyama Line from Nagoya Station), either:
    _1) Ride a taxi to Iwayado (approx. 20min and 2,000 yen), or;
    _2) Walk to the Setoeki-mae (瀬戸駅前) bus stop on the north side of the station and take the Meitetsu Bus Seto North Line (瀬戸北線 Seto-Kita-sen) bound either for Shinano Bus Center (しなのバスセンター) or Kami-Shinano (上品野), then either:
    __A) Get off at Shinano-Hommachi (品野本町) (12min ride, 240 yen) and walk 35min southeastwards, or;
    __B) Get off at Shinano Bus Center (しなのバスセンター) (17min ride, 250 yen) then take the Seto City Community Bus Iwayado Line (瀬戸市コミュニティバス 岩屋堂線 Iwayado-sen) (10min ride, 100 yen). Get off at Iwayado (岩屋堂) and walk 10min eastwards. (Community bus runs 5 times/day; reference: http://www.city.seto.aichi.jp/docs/2010111002703/)
    *: Bus operation subject to changes.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    •Approx. 8min (2.8km) southeastwards from Seto-Shinano I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via routes 363, and 22.
    •Approx. 25min (12km) northeastwards from Yakusa I.C. of the Sanage Green Road (reachable via Nisshin Junction of the Tomei Expressway, then Route 6 across Nagakute-City) via routes 155, 248, and 22.

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