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Shikizakura (four-season cherry blossom trees) of Obara

Address:Uedaira-441 Obarachō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0531, Japan

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Some 10,000 shikizakura trees in Obara (Toyota) bloom from mid-March to early April, and again from late October to early December. Many claim that November is the prime viewing season, offering red-hued maples offset by white cherry blossoms.

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Korankei Gorge

Address:Miyadaira-8-1 Asukechō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken 444-2424, Japan

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Korankei Gorge is located in Asuke (Toyota, Aichi Prefecture). Celebrated during November's Korankei Fall Festival, the gorge features 4,000 maple trees, making it one of the best places in Aichi Prefecture to view autumn colors. The tapestry of colors painted by 11 varieties of maples creates a stunning autumn display. In summer, the new green leaves are striking and offer a picturesque contrast with the red Taigetsu Bridge spanning the gorge's Tomoe River.

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Toyota Bridge

Address:6 Chome Sengokucho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0016, Japan

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Imposing Toyota Bridge leads to Toyota Stadium, site of the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019. Shaped like a dual basket-handle, the Nielsen Lohse bridge was designed by Kisho Kurokawa to resemble the bones of an animal. The impressively designed bridge is recommended for viewing both in early morning hours and in its after-dark illumination.

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Katahara Onsen Ajisai-no-sato

Address:Ichinosawa-28-1 Kanehirachō, Gamagōri-shi, Aichi-ken 443-0102, Japan

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Ajisai-no-sato (Home Place of the Hydrangeas) is located in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture. Katahara Onsen is a town of natural springs in the foothills of Mt. Sangane. It also encompasses Ajisai-no-sato, with some 50,000 hydrangea plants that create a gorgeous display during the rainy season. Night illumination provides a nice contrast to beautiful views during the morning hours. The 5.1-km toll road from Hazu-cho to Katahara Onsen is known as the Mt. Sangane Skyline or the "Hydrangea Line" for the colorful plants lining its banks.

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Chiiwa Gorge

Address:Chichiiwa Kawai, Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture 441-1601, Japan

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Chiiwa Gorge, located in Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture, is a 3km gorge along the Chiiwa River with fascinating crystal clear emerald green waters. Beyond the gorge with a cave and natural stone bridge, you can see Mt. Chiiwa. The scenery at Chiiwa limestone cave—the origin of the gorge's name—is just spectacular. There is a hiking course from the parking lot to Chiiwa, which will guide you through the area in just about an hour. There are slippery wet rocks and steep stairs along the course, so please watch your step.

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City of Toyota Stadium

Location:7-2 Sengokucho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Capacity: 45000

> City of Toyota Stadium official website