Korankei Valley – An Autumnal Must-Go Destination Near Nagoya

The best thing about living in Japan is the abundance of sceneries the country can offer each season. It will never run out of places to visit and will still let you feel the same anticipation every time the season starts to change.  

For this year, a visit to Korankei in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture is part of the list as it is widely known for Momiji Matsuri or Maple Tree Festival. It is a valley near Nagoya that known to be one of the best spots for autumn colors in Chubu region.

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Nagoya Castle: Heart of Central Japan

Nagoya Castle is located in Nagoya, central of Japan. The castle complex is made up of several enceintes, which are divided by the outer moat (Soto-bori) and inner moat (Uchi-bori). Each enceinte is protected by walls with turrets strategically located at each corner. Access from one enceinte to the next was controlled by guarded gates that were accessible by bridges. The castle is a good example of the type built on flat lands.