Toyokawa-City Mt. Miyaji Maple Leaves Festival (Miyajisan Momiji Matsuri)
Date : 12/01/2019
Mt. Miyaji's annual Maple Leaves Festival is held on a Sunday on late November at Mt. Miyaji (宮路山 Miyajisan). A great chance to appreciate the famous “Koaburatsutsuji” shrubs (Enkhiantus nudipes - Ericaceae), tinted in marvelous autumn colors. The hiking path, whose entrance is close to the parking lot, is well maintained and virtually free of dangers, and does not require much physical effort. Other interesting events are held too, but the main attraction is certainly the view from Mt. Miyaji's peak: it is possible to view all the surrounding area, including Mikawa Bay, Toyohashi Port, downtown Toyokawa and Toyohashi cities and, with some luck, even Mt. Fuji in the distance!
This year, events will center around Ohashiya, a former Hatago inn which was newly renewed in April 2019, as well as Tokaido Goyu-shuku and Akasaka-juku. A collection of delicious local foods, a stamp rally, and other events are expected to take place.