Korankei Gorge | Nagoya

Nagoya

Have you ever heard “Korankei Gorge” in Nagoya?
Korankei Gorge is the most famous place for autumn leaves in the Tokai Region.
And, it is the located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.
So, this time we will introduce it in the Autumn which is the best season.

About Korankei Gorge

Korankei is located along a bend in the Asuke River and the riverside hills are full of mature Japanese maple trees.
In fact, there are over 4000 fiery red, zesty yellow, and vivid orange trees scattered along the 5.4km river valley.

I believe the sight of Korankei will take your breath away, so that I want to share lots of photos below.

And you can go through the Maple tree’s tunnel.
High trees are lining on both side so that it like a tunnel of maple tree.
The afternoon sun makes those colored leaves transparent.

Access

By car

 [From Nagoya and Osaka]
Approx. 14min(10km) eastwards from Toyota-kanpachi(豊田勘八) I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via Route 153(access from Toyota JCT of the Higashi-meihan or Isewangan expressway. 
[From Tokyo]  
Approx. 19min(13km) eastwards from Toyota-kanpachi(豊田勘八) I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via routes 153 (access from Toyota JCT of the Tomei or Shin-Tomei expressway). 

By train

・Take the subway Tsurumai line to Josui(浄水) station, and take the Toyota Oiden Bus Sanage-Asuke Line (さなげ・足助線 Sanage-Asuke-sen, bound for 百年草 Hyakunenso), get off at Korankei (香嵐渓) and walk 3min.Bus fee ¥500, ride time 60min.
・Get off Toyotashi station of Meitetsumikawa line, take the Meitetsu bus Yanami line(矢並線) bound for Asuke terminal. Bus fee\800, ride time 40min. 
・Get off Higashi-okazaki(東岡崎)station of Meitetsunagoya line, take the Meitetsu bus Okazaki-Asuke line bound for Asuke terminal. Bus fee\800, ride time 70minl.

In November, the leaves of about four thousand maple trees turn red all at once, making for a picturesque view of the gorge. In May, the fresh, new leaves aren’t to be missed, and in March, pale purple dog’s tooth violet flowers bloom throughout the gorge, making it a place where you can enjoy the Japanese seasonal changes.
This beautiful view is not only autumn, there are lot of points that you need to go.

If you’ve never been to Kourankei, it’s definitely worth seeing.

What did you think about Korankei??
Why don’t you go there? Have a fun in Japan!!



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