Akasaka-Juku Maple Leaves Festival
(Akasaka-Juku Momiji Matsuri)
Date : 11/29/2020
The 2020 Akasaka-Juku Maple Leaves Festival has been cancelled.
Akasaka-Juku's annual Maple Leaves Festival is held on a Sunday on late November near Mt. Miyaji (宮路山 Miyajisan). This is a great chance to appreciate the famous “Koaburatsutsuji” shrubs (Enkhiantus nudipes - Ericaceae), growing on the mountain and tinted in marvelous autumn colors. The hiking path 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!
In 2019, events centered around Ohashiya, a former Hatago inn which was renewed earlier in the year, as well as Tokaido Akasaka-juku and Goyu-shuku. Sale of delicious local foods, a stamp rally, and other events were also part of the festivities.