See many sides of nature encounter.
Experience Japanese flowering cherries, for real.
Cherry Blossoms at Inuyama Castle
The castle has Japan’s oldest wooden keep, a designated national treasure. From the top floor you can see spectacular views of the Kiso River valley. Along the Kiso River are about 400 flowering cherry trees.
Stay cool, be at one with the water.
Cape Irago and Koijigahama
At the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula, discover sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Mikawa Bay. Stretching from the Cape Irago Lighthouse, facing the Pacific Ocean, one of Japan’s hundred most divine and astounding white sand beaches.
See magnificent views of colored autumn leaves.
For about a kilometer along the gorge, about 4,000 maple trees seasonally glow in yellows and reds. This ephemeral beauty is one of the finest sights in Japan. The trees have been carefully planted, one by one, since feudal days.
In the pure cold, express your hopes for the year ahead.
For close to 600 years, people have been coming here to pray for business prosperity. During the first few days of the year, more than million aspirants throng through the shrine, most of the women wearing kimono. This is the time to visit for a truly rich experience of Japan and its people.