Oyama-junrei trail of Futagawa Fushimi Inari Shrine about 10 minutes walk from Futagawa Station, Toyohashi is minor version of pilgrimage trail of that of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. Compared with Kyoto counterpart this pilgrimage trail is quiet.
Iwaya Guanyin(Kannon) statue perches atop a bluff hill that overlooks a part of Atsumi Peninsula, nearby mountain peaks. To get to the statue you will have to climb up thrilling path with some jizo statues.
Sana river runs about one kilometer west of Toyokawa Inari. Its riverside has some nice walking paths. While I was walking along the path I felt refreshed and invigorated. The best season is during early April when you can enjoy the views of the cherry blossoms.
I love this part of Botanical Garden area of Higashiyama Park in Nagoya. Gassho-style house was moved from Shirakawa-go now a World Heritage site in Gifu. There are some Gassho houses moved from Shirakawa village but this house is really well-managed and it is just like visiting someone's house. This house also serves as the infomation booth for promoting Shirakawa-go area.
How people about 400 years ago transported such huge stones used for building stonewall structures of Nagoya castle? On the fifth floor of the castle donjon, there is a place where you can try pulling a huge rock used for the castle stonewall.
Doune Okan is an old highway which starts from Higashi Park. After walking paved road about 25 minutes from the Higashi Park passing two bridges over the highways the pavement ends and the road is getting more and more like a mountain trail.
Tokoname produces about 80 percent of lucky cat figurines also known as "Manekineko or beckoning cats". At Tokoname Ceramic Hall about 200 meters from the Tokoname station you can buy lucky cat banks with wide variety of colors and sizes.
Walking along the trail joining the islands. On the left side you can enjoy the view of the Saiko Bashi minor version of Bai Di of Xi Hu (West Lake) in Hangzhou. On the right side you can enjoy the view of the Gorge. This is said to be the minor version of mid-stream gorges of Kiso River. Really outstanding.
Ryusenko Pond is created to show the image of sea with a number of interesting features such as Saiko-bashi, minor version of Bai Di of Xi Hu(West Lake)in Hangzhou, China. Bai Di has often used as a theme in Japanese gardens such as Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Tokyo.
Tokugawa-en Garden adjacent to Tokugawa Art Museum is one of the newest Japanese gardens in Japan created in 2004. Ozone No Taki waterfall is a six-meter-high artificial fall which is one of the main features of the garden.