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Handa-City Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
  • Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)

Red Riverbanks and Foxes along Handa's Yakachigara River

Be amazed by the beauty of nature! From late September to early October, the banks of the Yakachigawa River in Handa turn a bright red as a carpet of over 3,000,000 cluster amaryllises, also known as red spider lilies, blossoming along a 2km stretch of that scenic spot. Occasionally white flowers bloom, and these are quite rare so keep an eye open for them. Other sections of the river are covered in bright yellow mustard flower (rapeseed flowers), poppy and soft cosmos flowers too, but the sight of the closely grown red amaryllis flowers has become a major seasonal attraction.

The Yakachigawa area is also famous for being the setting of the classic 1930 Japanese fairytale of Gon the Little Fox, written by Handa born author Nankichi Niimi, also known as the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan. The popular story was made into an animated movie in 1985, and a commemorative coin set was released by the Japan Mint in 2007. Set in idyllic woodlands, Gon Kitsune Village is another local attraction dedicated to the memory of the author and his creation.

A suggested walk route is to walk west from the Meitetsu Kowa Line Handaguchi Station about 5 minutes to Route 264, following it north until the river, then taking left to head west by the unpaved road along the river margins until Dede-Mushi Hiroba Park - a playground with toys in the shape of a snail - then follow the 1.5km route along the Yakachigawa River to the Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum.

Yakachigawa means “The Arrow Winning River”, but it will be the story of Gon the Little Fox and the fields of bright red flowers that will win your heart in Handa

SPOT OVERVIEW

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Location : 〒475-0001
1-10-1 Yanabe Nishimachi, Handa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum)
Fee : Free of charge
Place : About 2km of the Yakachigawa River embankments, from the area north of Jofukuin Temple near Route 264 going west until Kobobashi Bridge (approx. 30min stroll).
Date : Late September
Phone number : 0569-32-3264 (Handa Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min westwards walk from Handaguchi Station of the Meitetsu Kowa Line (board from Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5min (1.8km) eastwards from Handa Chuo I.C. of the Chitahanto Toll Road (Chita Peninsula Toll Road)

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