Korankei Gorge

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Enjoy Natural Scenery:Mountainous scenery / 山野草
Get Some Exercise:Hiking / Mountain climbing

Seasons

Spring / Summer / Autumn

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A famous spot for the fall colors, born of a monk’s dream.

Korankei Gorge is famous nationwide for the beauty of its autumn foliage. The red maples burst into fire in the fall, setting the Tomoe River flowing through Asuke-cho aflame. There are said to be about 4,000 maples planted here today, but it all began in 1,634 when Sanei, the 11th abbot of Kojakuji Temple, began planting maple and cedar to beautify the gorge.
In the early Showa era of the first part of the 20th century, volunteers from the local community continued planting maples, gradually expanding their work. Today there are some 11 varieties of maple thriving here, each with its own distinctive leaf shape and color, weaving a stunningly beautiful tapestry of color. It is lit up at night, creating fantastic reflections of fire in the dark river waters.

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The delicate Asian fawnlily, a harbinger of spring.

When you visit Koran Gorge, take the time to visit nearby Mount Iimori. You can climb to the top in about 20 minutes from Kojakuji Temple, along a wooded trail that is richly colored in the fall. The trail is well-prepared, making for an easy climb. Mount Iimori is lovely in the early spring as well, when the delicate Asian fawnlily, or katakuri, peeps out; generally from mid-March to early April. The 6-petalled blossom faces down, but gradually turns upward as the temperature rises, revealing its delightful face. The pale lilac flowers burst into bloom at once, in a carpet of color. They are perennials, but each flower only lasts about one week, so be sure not to miss it! As the fawnlilies fade, they are replaced by the glory of spring: flaccid anemones, fringed iris, Omphalodes japonica, and more.

Korankei Gorge

Address

Asuke-cho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture

Hours

Asuke Tourist Association 8:30 am to 5:15 pm

Closed

Asuke Tourist Association Thu.

Cost

Free of charge

Phone

Asuke Tourist Association 0565-62-1272

Access

By Meitetsu Bus from Meitetsu Yanami Line Toyotashi Sta. to Korankei, about 45 min

Web site

http://asuke.info/korankei/
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