MOMIJIGARI
Autumn Colour Watching



Momijigari is one of the autumn traditions of going to visit scenic sites
where leaves have turned beautiful red or yellow.
Many of trees turn color in autumn in Japan, especially maple trees, and people love to enjoy the atmosphere.
There are famous spots in Aichi and Gifu Pref. for viewing such foliage .




. Site Number of maple tree
JapaneseZelkova'Keyaki,
tallow tree, rowan tree, etc.
and the best period.
Address, Access Inquiries
Nagoya
Meijo Park
名城公園

800

Mid-Nov. - Late Nov.

Get off at Meijo-Koen Sta.
on the Meijo Subway Line.

1 Meijo, Kita-ku
名古屋市北区名城1
Nagoyashi Kita
DobokuJimusho
052-911-3418
Tokugawa-en
徳川園

300 Momiji trees

Late Nov.- Early Dec.
Nov.22 - Dec.2, 2012


Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku
東区徳川町
Tokugawa-en
052-935-8988
Shiratori Teien
白鳥庭園
1500

Late Nov. - Early Dec.

Get off at Jingu-Nishi Sta.
on the Meijo Subway Line.

2-5 AtsutaNishi-machi,
Atsuta-ku
熱田区熱田西町2-5
ShirotoriTeien
052-681-8928
Kosho-ji  
興正寺
100
Momiji, Iroha Momiji, Kaede

Late Nov. - Mid Dec.

Night illumination:
(2nd Sat. of Nov. - 2nd Sun. of Dec. )
- 22:00

Get off at Yagoto Sta. on the Meijo or Tsurumai Subway line.
map
Kosho-ji
052-832-2801

Higashiyama Park
(Botanical gardens)
 
東山公園
500

Momiji Festival
Nov. 13(Tue) -Dec.9(Sun) 2012

Get off at Higashiyama-Koen on the Higashiyama Subway Line.
Higashiyama park
052-782-2111
Heiwa Park 
平和公園
500
Get off at Heiwa-koen or
heiwaKoen-Minami or
heiwaKoen sanchome or
Hikarigaoka bus stop.

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Aichi Pref.


Korankei
香嵐渓
4000
Momiji, Kaede, Yamazakura
Korankei Momiji Matsuri
Nov.1 - Dec.2, 2012

Best period: Mid. Nov. - Late Nov.

(Allow for the very heavy traffic)

...........


Night illumination: Nov.1-30

1: Take Tsurumai Subway Line bound for
Toyotashi 豊田市 and get off at Josui 浄水 Sta.
Take a "Toyota Oiden Bus" bound for
Sanage-Asuke route "Hyakunenso 百年草".
Get off at "Korankei香嵐渓" stop.

2: Get off at HigashiOkazaki 東岡崎
Sta. on the Meitetsu Line.
Take Meitetsu Bus bound for
Asuke足助 (70 min.). Get off at
Korankei 香嵐渓.

Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota C.
豊田市足助町飯盛

700 - 2000 (1000yen)
Asuke
kanko-kyokai
0565-62-1272


Senmi Shikizakura no sato
川見四季桜の里

In the Obara area, there are approx. 8500
sakura trees. They are called "Shiki-zakura"
(lit. Four seasons sakura) and bloom twice
a year (in spring and autumn).
In November, we can enjoy cherry blossoms and
beautiful red leaves at the same time.
Early Nov. - Late Nov.
-Nov. 30, 2012
Official website is here

"Obara Fureai Koen小原ふれあい公園 "
is also a nice site to view Shiki-zakura trees.

Get off at Toyotashi Sta. on the
Meitetsu Line. Then take Toyota Oiden Bus
Obara-Toyota-sen bound for
Kaminigi (上仁木) 1h
Get off at ObaraOkusa 小原大草stop
...........

Get off at the Yamanaka exit on the
Sanage Green Road or
Get off at the Toyota Fujioka Exit
on the Tokai-Kanjo-Doro.
Take Route 419 and drive toward
Mizunami瑞浪 approx 15km
..........
Obara-cho, Toyota C.
豊田市小原町
(Near Toyota Shiyakusho Shisho)
Obara
Kanko-kyokai
0565-65-3808
Joko-ji (temple)
定光寺
Official website is here.

500
Kaede, Momiji


........
Jokoji Momiji Matsuri
First Sat of Nov. - First Sun. of Dec.
Nov.3 - Dec.2, 2012

Get off at Kasugai Exit on the Tomei Expressway.
Take Route 155 and Kendo Nagoya-Tajimi-sen
"Aigi-Douro".
15 min. from the expressway exit.

373 Jokoji-cho, Seto C.
瀬戸市定光寺町373
Joko-ji
0561-48-5319

Seto-shi
KankoKyokai
0561-85-2730
Iwayado park
岩屋堂公園

200 trees
Kaede, Yama-momiji
..........

First Sat. of Nov. - First Sun. of Dec.

Iwayado Momiji Matsuri
Nov.3 - Dec 2., 2012

Approx. 5 min. from SetoShinano Interchange
exit on the Tokai-Kanjodo (Tokai Inner ring)
via Route 248.

Iwaya-cho, Seto C.
瀬戸市岩屋町
Setoshi Kanko
Kyokai
0561-85-2730
 
Ooidaira Kogen
大井平公園
 
Ooidaira Koen Momiji Matsuri
Nov.3 - Nov.25., 2012
10:00-
 Get off at Inabu 稲武stop.
A 10-min. walk.
 Inabu
kankoKyokai
0565-83-3200
Jakko-in
寂光院

1000
Iroha Momiji, Kaede,

Late Nov. - Early Dec.
8:00-17:00
.......
Jakko-in Momiji Matsuri
Second Sat. of Nov. - Second Sun. of Dec.
Nov.10 - Dec.9, 2012

Get off at Inuyama-Yuen Sta.
on the Meitetsu Line.
Walk 20 min.
or
Take Komaki Eeast Interchange on the Tomei
Expressway and take Owari Park Way Inuyama
Interchange exit. Turn to right and drive 1 min.

Tsugaosan Inuyama C.
犬山市継鹿尾山
Jakko-in
0568-61-0035

0568-61-6000
Higashi-koen 
東公園

1500
Irohakaede

Late Nov. - Early Dec.

Get off at HigashiOkazaki 東岡崎
Sta. on the Meitetsu Line.
Take Meitetsu Bus bound for
ShiminByoin(15 min.). Get off
at higashi-Koen-guchi stop.
Walk 1 min.

1-1 Oyamada, Kake-machi,
Okazaki C.
岡崎市欠町大山田1-1
Higashi-koen
kanri jimusho
0564-24-0050
Kuragari-keikoku
くらがり渓谷

Late Nov. - Early Dec.
Kaede, Keyaki, tsutsuji
......
Kuragari-Keikou Momiji Matsuri
Saturday of Mid-Nov. - Sunday of late Nov.
( Nov.19 Sat. -Dec.4, 2011)
Approx. 40 min. from the OtowaGamagouri
exit on the Tomei Expressway

Kuragari, Ishihara-cho, Okazaki C.
岡崎市石原町闇刈
Okazaki-shi
Kankokyokai
0564-23-6216
Jurakuen-Koen
聚楽園公園

7 kinds, 550
Late Nov. - Early Dec.


Nov.19 -Dec.2, 2012
Nov. 25(Sun) event

Get off at Jurakuen 聚楽園 Sta.
on the Meitetsu Tokoname line.
Walk to the east approx. 5 min.
(9:00-17:00 take Junkan-bus.
Get off at Shiawase-mura
しあわせ村stop. just hop step
& jump.)
Tokai-shi Kanko-kyokai
0562-33-2811
Chausu-yama (1415m) 
茶臼山
(Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park) 

Mid Oct. - Mid. Nov.
Nanakamado, momiji, kaede, datekamba

Chausu-yama is the highest mountain
in Aichi Pref. So we can enjoy the earliest
autumn leaves here.
View from the Chausuyama-Kogen-doro
(toll road) is very nice.

Mid-Oct. is the best
2h from Toyokawa Exit on the
Tomei Expressway.

Goshodaira, Sakauba,
 Toyone-mura,
KitaShitara-gun
北設楽郡豊根村坂宇場御所平
Chausuyama
Kogen-kyokai
0536-87-2345
Horai-ji-san/Horaiji mountain 
鳳来寺山

Mid Nov. - Late Nov.
Kaede, Konara, Nurude, Kuromoji, etc.

Horai-ji-san Momiji Matsuri
Nov. 1- Dec.2, 2012

Event (drum performance, tea ceremony, etc.)
Nov. 3 and 24, 2012


.........

Get off at MotoNagashino Sta.
on the JR Iida Line.
Take Toyotetsu Bus bound
for Taguchi.
Get off at Horaiji and
walk 15 min.

Approx. 40km from the Toyokawa exit on the
Tomei Expressway

1 Aza-Horaiji,
新城市門谷字鳳来寺1
Horai-ji (temple)
0536-32-0022


0536-35-0604
Fumon-ji 
普門寺

Early December
1st Sunday event

Get off at Shinjohara 新所原Sta.
on the JR Line.
Walk approx. 40 min.

7 Aza-Nabeyamashita,
Kumoya-cho, toyohashi C.
豊橋市雲谷町字ナベ山下7
Fumon-ji (temple)
0532-41-4500
 Miyaji-san
宮路山

 Mid-Nov. - Late Nov.
Koabura-tsutsuji, momiji

..........
Miyaji-san Momiji Matsuri
Sunday (4th Sun.?) of November.

Nov. 27, 2011
Free amazake(sweet sake) and Kinako-mochi service.
Bazaar, etc.

Get off at Otowa-Gamagori 音羽 Exit
on the Tomei Expressway

Aza-Miyaji, Oaza-Akasaka, Otowa-cho,
Hoi-gun
宝飯郡音羽町大字赤坂字宮路 
Otowa Shokokai
0533-88-2881 

0533-88-8005
 
Kirara no Mori
きららの森

Danto Uradani primeval forest
段戸裏谷原生林山

 Late Oct. - Early Nov.
Buna, Mizunara, Momiji, Kaede

The primeval forest turn to gold yellow
Drive onthe Sanage-Green-Road and
Route 153.
Approx. 1h 50min. 

Uratani, Tamine, Shitara-cho,
Shitara-cho
KankoKyokai
0536-62-1000
Takigashira-koen 
滝頭公園
- - -
Gifu Pref.






























Gifu Pref.
Ena-kyo 
恵那峡
Early Nov.-Mid Nov.
Get off at Ena Sta. on the JR
Chuo-Honsen Line.
Take Tono-Tetsudo Bus bound
for Enakyo恵那峡(15 min.) Get
off at the terminal. Walk 5 min

.

Enashi KankoKyokai
0573-25-4085
Kasagi-kyo 
笠置峡
- - -
Oyada Momiji-dani 
大矢田もみじ谷
Late Nov. - Early Dec. Oyada, Mino C.
大矢田美濃市
Oyada shrine
0575-35-1841
Tanikumisan 
谷汲山
- - -
Norikura Skyline
乗鞍スカイライン



Early Oct.
Iwaidani, Nyuukawa, Takayama C.
高山市丹生川岩井谷
Norikura Skyline
Kanri-jimusho
0577-79-2012
Seseragi-Kaido
せせらぎ街道

Mid Oct.-Mid Nov.
From Mikka-machi 三日町 to Ohara大原 in Kiyomi-cho清見町
Takayama C.
Hida Kiyomi
Kanko-kyokai
0577-68-2338

Okuhida Onsen-go
奥飛騨温泉郷


Mid-Oct.

ropeway (return) 2800yen

Okuhida Onsen-go
Takayama C.

Take Nohi Bus from
JR Takayama Sta.
(90min.)
OkuhidaOnsengo
Kanko-kyokai
0578-89-2614
Enko-ji
円興寺
- - -


Dairyu-ji
大龍寺

Late Nov.
9:00-16:00

admission: 300yen

1000 trees
Colored leaves of Enkianthus
Take a Gifu Bus from #11 stop (JR Gifu
Sta.) or #4 stop (Meitetsu Gifu Sta.)
bound for Takatomi 高富 and get off
at Takatomi Dairyuji-mae 高富大龍寺前.


address
2339 Awano, Gifu C.
岐阜県岐阜市粟野2339
Dairyu-ji
058-237-3837
Yoro-koen 
養老公園


Late Nov. - Early Dec.

Get off at Yoro Sta. on the
Yoro-Tetsudo-Line.
Walk 15 min.
Yoro-koen office
0584-32-0501
Tara-kyo
多良峡
- - -
Nakayama Shichiri 
中山七里
Early Nov.-Late Nov.
Gero C. (from Mihara-chinai to
Kanayama-cho, along the
Hida river.)

Gero-shi Kanko-ka
0576-24-2222
Gero-Onsen
下呂温泉

No.14-Nov.23/ illuminated
Early Nov.-Mid Nov.

Get off at Gero 下呂Sta. on
the JR Line. Walk 10 min.

Gero-shi Kanko-ka
0576-24-2222
Hirugano-Kogen 
ひるがの高原
- - -
Shin-Hodaka 
新穂高
Early Oct.-Late Oct.
Get off at Takayama Sta. on the
JR Takayama-Honsen Line.
Take nohi-Bus bound for
ShinHodaka-Onsen (95 min.).
Get off at the last stop.

OkuHidaOnsengo Kanko-kyokai
0578-89-2614
Mihoro Dam 
御母衣ダム
- - -
Mie Pref. Gozaishodake
御在所岳
Mid Oct-Late Nov. - Gozaisho Ropeway
059-392-2261
Akame-Shijuuhattaki
赤目四十八滝
Early Nov. - Late Nov. - -
Koraku-kei
香落渓
Late Oct.-Mid Nov. - -
Yamatodani-Keikoku
大和谷渓谷
- - -
Okukahada-kyo
奥香肌峡
Early Nov. - Late Nov. - -




Japanese people have enjoyed the changes of the seasons since ancient times.
Flowers, song of birds, wind,
Depending on the kinds of trees, location and weather condition, we can enjoy the autumn leaves
from late October to early December in Nagoya (or in Aichi Prefecture).