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Korankei is the valley of the Tomoe River running through Asukecho in Aichi prefecture. It is surrounded by rich nature, and you can enjoy strolling freely in the lush greenery and appreciating seasonal wildflowers. Katakuri (Japanese dogtooth violet) in spring and maple trees in autumn are especially famous, and many people visit here to see them during their peak seasons. Asukecho used to be a post town and still has the old streetscape as it used to be and is people's favorite spot to stroll around.
- Iimori, Asukecho, Toyota-shi, Aichi
- Contact No.
- Korankei bus stop on Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke of an hour and 10-min ride from Higashi-okazaki station on Meitetsu
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day
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Kojaku-ji is an old and historical temple founded in 1427. Japanese cedars and maple trees are on the approach. The chief priest around the year of 1634 planted trees one by one, which was a trigger for Korankei to become a famous sight of maple trees. The locals call him "Originator of Maple."
Taigetsu-kyo (bridge) featuring a red railing is the symbol of Korankei. You can see the Tomoe River gently flowing and Mt. Iimori surrounded by an abundance of nature from the bridge. It is the best spot in fall to enjoy the beautiful view of autumn leaves along the river.
Asukecho that used to prosper as a post station on an old highway still has remains of old houses along streets from the late Edo period. The most beautiful street is Manrin Alley, where you can view the brilliant black and white contrast of the walls of clay, plaster, and board on old houses. Enjoy strolling here.
Lovely View in Spring: Katakuri (Japanese Dogtooth Violet) Flowers
Katakuri (Japanese dogtooth violet) blooms from late March till the end of April. It has lily petals opening downward in a pale purple hue, and is so lovely that people call it "Early Spring Fairy" or "Spring Ephemeral."
Magnificent View in Fall: Autumn Leaves
The history of Korankei's maple trees goes back to the year of 1634. The temple master of Kojaku-ji at that time started to plant maple trees and Japanese cedars on the temple approach, following which the residents have long conserved the trees that now count to 4,000 trees. They have nighttime light-up, which attracts many people to see the fantastic view.
Korankei's Specialty Gourmet
Kunputei is a popular restaurant located on the valley of Korankei surrounded by abundant nature. With terrace seats to enjoy the food, you can view the beautiful seasonal landscape of Korankei. They specialize in Tofu, which they hand make every morning. The most recommended dish is Kumi-tofu that has silky, soft texture and rich flavor. Enjoy an authentic tofu dish.