Mie/Kuwanashi’s “Morotoshi Garden” will hold an “open-to-the-public” event during this autumn season. Let’s walk around the autumn garden.

28.October.2017 | SPOT

The beauty spot of Kuwana, “Morotohshi Garden” will hold an “open-to-the-public” event from the 28th of October to the 30th of November. You can enjoy the 10,000 square meters garden during this autumn season.

 

 “Moroto Garden” is located at the right side of “Ibi River” located in the north-east area of Kuwana and is designated as the national beauty spot since it was built by a local wealthy merchant (this means that the park has high academic value). The garden is opened to the public only twice a year (spring and fall).

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The garden is separated into two sections which are “Kyu Yamadashi Rinsen” located in front of the main building and “Goten Garden” located in front of the Shoin of Goten.

 

 “Kyu Yamadashi Rinsen” is the oldest part inside the garden. The garden is filled with flowers such as Japanese wisteria and azalea.

On the other hand, “Goten Garden” is totally different from gardens built during the Edo Period. This garden is made of pine trees and rocks. Huge rocks brought from Hatori and Shima and blues stones are placed inside the garden therefore the garden has a subtle and profound atmosphere.

 

Why don’t you enjoy the autumn views of these gardens?

 

 

◼︎Information

Morotoshi Teien “open-to-the-public” event in autumn

Address: Morotoshi Garden (18, Taichimaru, Kuwanashi, Mie Prefecture)

Time: 2017,10,28 (Sat.) to 11,30 (Thurs.) 10:00 to 17:00

No holiday

Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR/Kintetsu “Kuwana Station” – Teramachi bus stop.

TEL: 0594-24-1361

URL:http://www.moroto.jp/

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  • Autumn in Aichi: Cherry Blossoms and Maples at Obara Shikizakura Matsuri & Korankei Maple Festival

    15.November.2019 | SPOT

    Early November marks the opening of the autumn cherry blossoms in Obaracho, Toyota. By the time mid-November rolls around, close to 10,000 shikizakura cherry blossoms bloom a pale pink until the end of the month.

    The Yoshino cherry bears its pink petals in springtime, but the shikizakura blossoms twice a year: first in spring, then in autumn. They are considered one of the most beautiful flowers of autumn, especially when they bloom against the gorgeous and vibrant red maple leaves. The Obara Shikizakura Matsuri began on November 1, and right now, you can witness this spectacle for yourself.

    The shikizakura trees planted in Obara have been there since Kansei era (1789-1801). With the helping hand of locals, the trees have become one of Japan’s most famous shikizakura spots. They were designated as Chiku (District) Trees in 1978 and can be seen throughout the entire district. Some of the trees are over 100 years old and as such registered as Natural Monuments of Aichi prefecture.

     

    This is a spot we highly recommend visiting when travelling to Aichi.

     

    ▼Obara Shikizakura Cherry Blossoms

    Peak Blossom Time: From Mid-November

    Locations:

    441-1 Johei, Obaracho, Toyota, Aichi (Obara Fureai Park)

    Senmichi, Toyota, Aichi (Senmi Shikizakura no Sato)

    Access: Take the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Kaminigi (上仁木行き) and get off at Obaraokusa (小原大草) or Kaminigi (上仁木)

    Details:  http://www.kankou-obara.toyota.aichi.jp/

     

    ▼Obara Shikizakura Matsuri

    Running: November 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019

    Locations: Senmi Shikizakura no Sato, Obara Fureai Park, and elsewhere in the region

    Notes: The Kururin Bus can be boarded for free on weekends and public holidays while the festival is on

    Official Website: https://www.aichi-now.jp/spots/detail/132/

     

    The Korankei Maple Festival is also taking place this month where you can witness around 40,000 maple trees bearing their gorgeous autumn foliage.

    The trees are being lit up every night for the month of November. Watch the sun set before the illuminations are turned on, creating an enchanting atmosphere with the warm, radiating lights against the night sky.

     

    ▼Maple Trees

    Peak Blossom Time: From Mid-November

    Location:  Iimori Asukecho, Toyota, Aichi

    Access: Ride the Meitetsu Mikawa Line to Toyotashi Station, change onto Meitetsu Bus, and alight at Korankei (香嵐渓)

    Official Website:  http://asuke.info/korankei/

     

    ▼64th Korankei Maple Festival

    Running: November 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019

    Location: Around Iimori Asukecho, Toyota, Aichi

    Light-Up: Sunset to 21:00

    Access: 20 minutes from Sarugata Green Road Interchange / 20 minutes from Toyota-Kanpachi Interchange

    Official Website: http://asuke.info/event/nov/entry-705.html

     

    Witness two of Japan’s most celebrates treesーthe cherry blossom and the mapleーflower together in one place in Aichi.

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