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Toyota-City Otaki Gorge Maple Festival (Otaki Keikoku Momiji Matsuri)

Date : From early to late November


  • Otaki Gorge Maple Festival (Otaki Keikoku Momiji Matsuri)
  • Otaki Gorge Maple Festival (Otaki Keikoku Momiji Matsuri)
  • Otaki Gorge Maple Festival (Otaki Keikoku Momiji Matsuri)
  • Otaki Gorge Maple Festival (Otaki Keikoku Momiji Matsuri)

Otaki Gorge is located along Niogawa River, the tributary of Tomoegawa River, in the city of Toyota near Asuke Town. Niogawa River is the resulting flow of six upstream water sources, and is rather calm until it gets to Komiyama District. From this point onward, and until it meets the Tomoegawa 1.8km away, it will descend 148 meters. This rapid and irregular flow creates various big rocks and odd stones, carving the great Otaki Valley with wonderful scenic sights.

Keikoku Gorge is also known as one of the premier scenic spots in Aichi Prefecture, being often called “The Shosenkyo of Tokai Area”- Shosenkyo being a gorge in Yamanashi Prefecture considered the most beautiful of such places and an absolute reference in Japan. In autumn the trees will get tinted in their gorgeous warm colors, occasion for the “Otaki Valley Autumn Festival Festival”, and in the summer it is a constantly sought-after spot for family and friends outings for leisure or barbecue parties. A paved pathway goes along the flow offering visitors access to the most hidden and beautiful locations along it, so it is not uncommon to see people bringing "Obento" lunch boxes for a picnic amidst the vibrant nature.

Places:
•Otaki Gorge (王滝渓谷 Otaki Keikoku) - The entire area surrounding the river.
•Otaki Lake Park (王滝湖園地 Otaki Koenchi) - The grassy open area north of the Otaki Lake, where the river bed expands and is crossed by the Otaki Lake Suspended Bridge (王滝湖かけ橋 Otakiko Kakehashi). Also where the Barbecue Fireplaces are set.
•Hiking Course (ハイキングコース) - The scenic hiking path that goes along the tortuous river flow path.
•Miyagawa Stroll Path (宮川散策道 Miyagawa Sansakudo) - Takes explorers to the large boulder tunnel, and to where the rapids get the more agitated. At the northern end of the path, there's the Komiyama Park (古美山園地 Komiyama Enchi) where locals practice bouldering.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : •Maple Festival (Autumn Leaves) from early November to late November (November 3rd (Saturday - holiday) to December 1st (Saturday), 2018)
*:Extends depending on the conditions of the Maple Trees
•Barbecue Place open all weekends and holidays from April to November, and everyday during the schools' Summer Break.
Holding time : Public access areas always open.
•Maple Festival (Autumn Leaves) - Merchant stalls line up near Ryumon Bridge on weekends and holidays selling local produce such as fresh and pickled vegetables, boar soup and etc. from about 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
•Barbecue Place from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Place : Otaki Gorge (王滝渓谷 Otaki Keikoku), Otaki Lake Park (王滝湖園地 Otaki Koenchi), Hiking Course (ハイキングコース), Miyagawa Stroll Path (宮川散策道 Miyagawa Sansakudo)
Location : 〒444-2206
Otaki-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture
Otaki Keikoku (Otaki Gorge)
Fee : Free of charge
•Barbecue Place 1,500 yen/fireplace (5 available, requires reservation in advance)
Parking : Available
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0565-77-8089 (Matsudaira Tourism Association)
Holidays : Open all day
•Barbecue Place open all weekends and holidays from April to November, and everyday during the schools' Summer Break.

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
    1-From Nagoya Station, board the Higashiyama Line subway and alight at Fushimi Station.
    2-Change trains to the Tsurumai Line bound to Akaike and Toyotashi (may require changing trains again in Akaike - if changing trains in Akaike is not desirable, board the train bound for Toyotashi Station from Fushimi Station).
    3-Alight at Toyotashi Station and, from the East Gate Bus Platforms, board the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Onuma (下山・豊田線[大沼方面]Shimoyama-Toyota Line for Onuma).
    4-Ride for 19min (fee 390 yen) and get off at Matsudaira-bashi (松平橋).
    5-Change buses to the Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke (岡崎・足助線[足助方面]Okazaki-Asuke Line for Asuke)
    6-Ride for 6min (fee 190 yen) and get off at Otaki-cho (王滝町).
    7-Walk 8min southeastwards (Myosho-ji Temple, one of the venues).
    (Reference: http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/bus.html)

    *: The Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke (岡崎・足助線[足助方面]Okazaki-Asuke Line for Asuke) may also be boarded directly at Higashi-Okazaki Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10 min eastwards from the Toyota-Matsudaira I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway by Routes 301 and 39 - head for the Myosho-ji Temple

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