Mountain hot springs found along the Chuma-kaido street. An attractive, old fashioned, quaint and authentic townscape.
Yuya is a hot spring resort along the Ure-gawa River in eastern Aichi. In the neighboring areas there is Uma-no-se-iwa, or horseback rocks, designated as a national precious natural monument, where a dyke of andesite rises up in the center of the river, and the precipitous Horai Valley and Mt. Horai-ji-san, where Japanese scops owls live.
Asuke is located in northeastern Aichi. It thrived as a mercantile emporium on the Chuma-kaido street, the route for transporting salt produced along Mikawa Bay in the 19th century. The townscape is plastered with houses along the street reminiscent of the past. There is the “Sanshu Asuke Yashiki”, a replica of the townscape in the early 20th century. Here, you can watch performances by the blacksmith, charcoal maker, paper maker, and other artisans inside re-constructed buildings.
Korankei Valley is the most famous spot for fall foliage in Aichi. There are about 4,000 maple trees along the Tomoe-gawa River. The breathtaking beauty of the site is worth seeing. Kojaku-ji Temple, built in 1,427, adds the authentic atmosphere to the whole magnificent scenery.
[Rail] [Yuya] 1h 30 min from Tokyo to Toyohashi Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line, and 1h 10 min from Toyohashi to Yuya-onsen Station by JR Iida Line.
[Rail] [Asuke] 1h 45 min from Tokyo to Nagoya Station by Shinkansen. from Nagoya to Higashi Okazaki by Meitetsu Line, and 70 min from the station to Asuke Bus Center by bus.
[Rail] [Yuya] 1h 20 min from Shin-Osaka to Toyohashi Station by Shinkansen.
[Rail] [Asuke] 1h from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya Station by Shinkansen.