Aichi Prefecture

Outline of Hekinan

Outline of Hekinan Hekinan district, geographically situated almost in the center of Aichi Prefecture and within 40 kilometers of Nagoya city, was incorporated on April 5th in 1948. It is surrounded by water fronts all around; Lake Aburagafuchi in the north, Yahagi River in the east, and Kinuura Bay in the west and south, so that many traditional industries have developed; such as...

Information from Yuni Town

When spring is just around the corner, the snow begins to thaw in Hokkaido and the earth appears again. (Although they have snow in the place among the mountains) Every year, they can see swans in the rice fields in Yuni Town. They rest their wings here and there on their way to Siberia. Down here, this scene with swans which tells the coming of spring has taken a...

Yuni Town, The city of Hekinan

Yuni Town, The city of Hekinan The city of Hekinan affiliated with Yuni as a Youth Friendship Town on April 5, 1988. Yuni is located in the east of Sapporo in Hokkaido. Its area is 136.2 k‡u, which is four times as large as Hekinan and its population is 7,500. Many settlers came to this region from the Mikawa region. One of the districts in Yuni is called "Mikawa". Agriculture is the major...

Obara, NishiKamo-Gun, Aichi Prefecture

Obara, NishiKamo-Gun, Aichi Prefecture The city of Hekinan affiliated with the village of Obara as Culture and Sports Friendship Village on April 5, 1992. @Obara is located in the north of the central part of Aichi prefecture and close to Gifu prefecture. Mountains and forests occupy 85 percent of the whole area of the village. Its population is approximately 4,500. Obara is nationally well-known as a...

Chiryu City

Chiryu City Chiryu is located on the island of Honshu, the largest of the three islands of Japan and is located in Aichi Prefecture which is close to the centre of Japan. It is within Mikawa plain, 25 minutes train ride from nearby Nagoya City which is the closest of the major cities. The city was founded on December 1, 1970. The city covers an area of 16.34square km and is the...

Access Map and City Map of Gamagori

Access Map of Gamagori 1 From Nagoya airport about 30 minutes 4 From Nagoya station (JR Tokaido line)  ◇ local: about 1 hour 10 minutes  ◇ express: about 40 minutes 2 From Otowa-Gamagori interchange about 15 minutes 5 From Toyohashi station (JR...

Industry of Gamagori

Industry of Gamagori Agriculture Gamagori is nationally recognized for its mandarin oranges. Gamagori's warm climate and soil are well suited for producing the sweet, popular fruit. During the winter, the mountain slopes are covered with heavily laden mandarin orange trees. Recently, kiwi fruit has been added to the local product line. The yield of mandarin oranges, kiwi fruits, and...

Special Events of Gamagori

Special Events of Gamagori Gamagori Matsuri (Gamagori Festival) Every year during the last weekend of July, many events are held around City Hall and Chuo-dori. At the finale on Sunday night, you can watch the largest fireworks display in the Pacific light up the night sky. Miya Matsuri (Miya Festival) This festival is held during the 4th weekend of October each year. Dressed in salashi and...

Other Spots in Gamagori

Other Spots in Gamagori Meiji Village and Museum This is an outdoor museum that includes 64 buildings moved here from all over Japan dating back to the Meiji Period (1867-1910). Okazaki Castle This castle was built in 1455 and it is where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born. The castle tower has since been restored and the castle ruins have been turned into Okazaki Park. Toyokawa Inari Toyokawa Inari...

Gamagori Boat Racing

In boat racing, 6 boats compete by racing around the track for a total of 3 laps. The boat that does it in the least amount of time wins. There are 3 kinds of public gambling in Japan: horse racing, bike racing and boat racing. All three can be found all over Japan. Bike racing is known throughout the world as it also appears in the Olympics, but boat racing is...

Best Tourist Spot in Gamagori

Best Tourist Spot in Gamagori Takeshima Takeshima is an island with a circumference of 620 m. connected to the mainland by a 387 m. long bridge. It has about 238 different plant species and has been designated a Japanese national treasure. In the center of the island there is a temple dedicated to one of the Japanese Gods, Benten-sama. You can walk around the island in about 30 minutes and enjoy...

Outline of Gamagori City

Outline of Gamagori City Gamagori is located in the middle of Japan, on the island of Honshu and is a seaside resort city. It is part of the Mikawa Natural Park that extends over 28 km, and it lies between the Atsumi and Chita Peninsulas. The city has many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples which are full of Japanese culture. It is a beautiful place. Location: Japan, Aichi Prefecture,...

Honshoji Temple in Anjo

Nodera Honshoji Temple is the Jodo Shinshu sect temple founded by Kyoen Shonin in the Kamakura period. In mid-Muromachi period, Rennyo Shonin had converted this temple to Honganji Temple faction. Subsequently, this temple had a significant influence as one of three Mikawa Temples, together with Sasaki Joguji Temple and Shomanji Temple . During a riot that occurred at...

The Anjo Historical Museum

The Anjo Historical Museum This is the only one historical museum such facility in Nishi Mikawa region. The history and culture of the Yahagi River valley, from its genesis to modern times and centering on Anjo, are on display in the museum's 10 sections. You can enjoy learning about local history here: especially the unique human-faced earthenware,art of the Mikawa Shinshu sect, relerant...

Horiuchi Park in Anjo

Horiuchi Park in Anjo This park was opened as part of a project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Anjo's municipalization in 1992. Its total area of 5.2 a. comprises three zones based on the themes of "flowers, greenery, and fairy tales." "Flower zones" are arranged in many locations in the park, as are flower beds, a flower promenade, and an event square, all of which present an...