Asuke (Toyota City, Aichi Pref.)
A tourist destination with a traditional streetscape where visitors can be immersed in the natural environment, history, and traditions of a Japanese mountain village.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Traditional Streetscape of Chuma-kaido
Chuma-kaido is a highway that was used heavily by merchants for the transporting of salt and was known as Salt Road. Many houses were built along this route during the latter half of the Edo period (which dates from the eighteenth century).
Chuma-kaido is punctuated by white-walled residences as well as inns that retain a traditional ambience. An event is held in the middle of August in which rows of tankororin paper-covered lamps are the feature attraction.
- Sansu Asuke Yashiki
Sansu Asuke Yashiki is a facility that recreates a tradition farmhouse where weaving, straw work, bamboo work, forging, papermaking, woodworking, and other agrarian work are demonstrated.
Visitors who make reservations can also try their hand at weaving.
- Korankei: A Spectacular Place of Autumn Leaves
In November, Korankei is transformed into a breathtaking sea of 4,000 crimson tinged maple trees, which are also bathed in illumination at night. This area produces a variety of expressions that change with the seasons. In early spring, the purplish-red color of dogtooth violets is revealed in all its glorious beauty. In summer, young ayu (sweetfish) can be seen swimming upstream.
- By train:
- Chubu Centrair International Airport - Nagoya Station; 30 minutes
- Nagoya Station - Higashi-Okazaki Station; 35 minutes
- Higashi-Okazaki Station - Asuke; 1 hour 10 minutes by bus
- Michinavi Toyota