| Centrip Editorial Board

14 Best Fall Photo Spots to Explore in the Tokai Region

For a picturesque fall experience, we highly recommend visiting the stunning cosmos fields.

Fall outings offer pleasant temperatures and a unique color palette distinct from the summer season for a delightful experience.
The cosmos, akizakura in Japanese, is synonymous with autumn. Its vibrant and blooming appearance makes it perfect for picturesque photos making it an ideal destination for autumn outings.

Discover the 8 Most Breathtaking Cosmos Fields in Aichi

In Aichi, there are plenty of breathtaking spots where you can enjoy cosmos flowers to the fullest.
Here are the 8 best spots:

1. Nagakute City | Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (Moricoro Park)

Spanning approximately 150 hectares, and home to Ghibli Park, with numerous facilities to explore.

Amidst the vast grounds, various plants are grown, offering changing scenery throughout the year.

In addition to the familiar pink cosmos, there are also white and purple-tinted cosmos.
The cosmos spread across the expansive grounds are expected to bloom in the impressive number of around 700,000 flowers.

One of the best features is the diverse variety of cosmos.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 1533-1 Ibaragabasama Otsu, Nagakute City, Aichi 480-1342, Japan
■Admission: Free entry to the park
■Operating Hours: April to October: 8:00 AM—7:00 PM, November to March: 8:00 AM—6:30 PM
※On days when the park facilities are closed, the park operates from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
■Closed: For the latest updates, check the website:

2. Nagoya City | Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Greenhouse and cosmos at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, well-known as a popular tourist destination, offer a zoo experience and a captivating cosmos display. In addition to the vibrant gardens, fall brings a rose garden in full bloom, for a delightful floral experience. Make sure not to miss the chance to explore the beautiful and renowned Crystal Palace of the East, an exquisite greenhouse exhibition.
※The flowerbed area is currently under renovation and reopens in December 2023.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 3-70 Higashiyama Motomachi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya City464-0804, Japan
■Admission: High school students and up: ¥500, Residents of Nagoya aged 65 and up ¥100, Junior high school students and younger: Free
■Operating Hours: 9:00 AM—4:50 PM (Last admission and ticket sales until 4:30 PM)
■Closed: Every Monday, Year-end and New Year holidays: December 29 to January 1
※If Monday falls on a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it will be closed the following day.

3. Nagoya City | Meijo Park Flower Plaza

A Picturesque Spot in a Green Oasis

Meijo Park Flower Plaza, near Nagoya Castle, is easily accessible and offers a picturesque retreat. The grassy expanse is adorned with a Dutch-style windmill, creating a charming ambiance that will make you feel like you are in another world.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 1-2-25 Meijo, Kita-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 462-0846, Japan
■Admission Fee: Free
■Opening Hours: 9:00 AM—4:30 PM
■Closed on: Every Monday (If it falls on a public holiday, it will be closed the following day), Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (If it falls on a public holiday, it will be closed on the 4th Wednesday), Year-end and New Year Holidays (December 29th to January 3rd)

4. Nisshin City | Aichi Farm

Fun for the Whole Family at Aichi Farm

For a delightful family outing, we recommend visiting Aichi Farm. This farm offers a variety of attractions, including a petting zoo where you can interact with sheep, donkeys, rabbits, and more. And check out the vegetable harvesting experience and other exciting activities.

As autumn approaches, they sow seeds to create a beautiful cosmos field each year.
Afterward, take a relaxing ride around the farm on the tractor-trailer for a unique perspective of the area.

There is also a seasonal flower maze made of blossoms. During autumn, it is adorned with cosmos flowers, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the cosmos up close while navigating through the maze (Entrance fee: ¥100).

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 977 Minamiyama, Komenokicho, Nisshin City, Aichi 470-0111, Japan
■Admission: Free
■Hours: Facilities within the farm open from 09:00 AM—05:00 PM
■Closed: None (Some facilities have scheduled closures)
※During winter (December, January, February), the farm is closed on Tuesdays.

5. Nagoya City | Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Enjoy Cosmos and Roses in Nagoya City

Shonai Ryokuchi Park, a vast park themed around water, greenery, and sunshine, offers seasonal flower delights such as the Rose Garden and the Iris Garden. It has become a renowned spot for the autumn cosmos, providing a perfect option for those seeking a relaxing weekend with opportunities for picnics and barbecues within the premises.
Every year, the Autumn Floral Festival centered around cosmos and roses is held, featuring various events. In 2022, the festival ran from October 8 to November 3, but as of July 2023, the schedule for the 2023 festival has yet to be determined.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 3527 Ooaza Kamiotai, Yamadacho, Nishi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 452-0818
■Admission: Free (*Indoor plaza requires a fee)
■Operating Hours: 9:00 AM—4:45 PM (*Indoor plaza: 9:00 AM—9:00 PM)
■Closed on: Every Monday (if it falls on a public holiday, the following weekday) / Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (if it falls on a public holiday, the 4th Wednesday) / Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd)

6. Minamichita Town | Tourist Farm Hanahiroba

You can bring your own photography equipment and even do cosplay photoshoots here.

Hanahiroba is a famous spot in Chita with around 300,000 cosmos flowers blooming. By paying an admission fee of ¥800, you can pick up to 10 flowers from the flower field.
Moreover, until December, you can also witness the blooming sunflowers, making it a unique spot where you can enjoy both cosmos and sunflowers at the same time.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 2-21-3 Nakayama, Hekinan-shi, Aichi 447-0035
■Admission: Junior high school students and up: ¥800 / Elementary school students: ¥400 / Preschool children: free
■Hours: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
■Closed: January 1 - January 3

7. Anjo City|Akamatsu

Get Buried in a Sea of Cosmos!

In Akamatsu, Anjo City, visitors can marvel at the breathtaking cosmos fields that transform unused farmland into a scenic paradise.
During the annual Akamatsu Town Fureai Cosmos Festival, visitors can snap photos surrounded by a blanket of vibrant cosmos covering the entire area.

Area Information:

■Address: Akamatsu, Anjo City
■Admission: Free

8. Nagoya City|Wildflower Garden Bluebonnet

Cosmos Fields Brimming With Exotic Charm

Located in Nagoya's Minato Ward, Bluebonnet boasts 23 gardens, each with a unique style. One of its highlights is the cosmos field, where visitors can marvel at the rare Yellow Campus variety of yellow cosmos, seldom seen in Japan.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Flower Ring, an ideal location for taking memorable photos. You can even ring the charming bell with the stunning Port of Nagoya in the backdrop.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 42 Shiomi, Minato-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 455-0028
■Opening hours: March 1-November 30, 9:30 AM—5:00 PM
December 1 - December 25, 9:30 AM—4:00 PM
*Opening hours may be extended.
■Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday), Nagoya Minato Festival, members-only days and special events, winter (December 26 to the end of February)

Discover 3 Stunning Cosmos Fields With Breathtaking Views in Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture is a treasure trove of breathtaking scenery, from the soothing hot springs of Gero Onsen to the charming historic townscape of Takayama.
To make the most of your visit, we've handpicked three stunning cosmos fields sure to enchant you.

1. Kaizu City | Kiso-Sansen National Park

138 Tower on the Ichinomiya City side

A vast expanse of natural beauty stretching across Aichi, Mie, and Gifu prefectures, boasting 13 different parks where visitors can immerse themselves in seasonal flowers and a multitude of events.

This year, the best time to witness a stunning display of colorful cosmos is predicted to be in mid-October or later.
Among the colorful blooms is the lemon-yellow kibana cosmos, adding a unique touch to the scenery.

The park will be adorned with approximately 240,000 cosmos in ten different varieties, making it an ideal spot for capturing photogenic photos this fall.

Facility Information:

■Address: 255-3 Aburajima, Kaizu-cho, Kaizu-shi, Gifu 503-0625
■Admission: Free
■Opening hours: April 1 - June 30, 9:30 AM—5:00 PM
July 1-August 31 9:30 AM—6:00 PM
September 1 - November 30, 9:30 AM—5:00 PM
December 1 through the end of February: 9:30 AM—4:30 PM
March 1 - March 31, 9:30 AM—5:00 PM
*Subject to change
■Closed: Second Monday of each month (except April, August, and December. December 31, January 1: if either day falls on a holiday, the following weekday will be closed)

2. Gujo City | Hirugano Highland, Bokka no Sato

Road Train and Cosmos Field

Nestled 1,000 meters above sea level in Okumino, Bokka no sato is a stunning resort that offers visitors breathtaking views of nature and mountains. Convenient access to Hida and Takayama has made it a popular tourist destination, and there is a wide range of activities like ranching and barbecuing for visitors to enjoy.

The park boasts a vast expanse of seasonal flowers that cover a large area, including a spectacular cosmos field in the 4.5-hectare flower field.

For updates on the blooming status, check the official website.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 2756-2, Washimi, Takasu-cho, Gujo City, Gifu 501-5302
■Admission: ¥1,200 for adults, ¥900 for junior high and high school students and those aged 65 and up (*), ¥600 for elementary school students aged 4 and up.
■Opening Hours: Varies according to season
■Opening period: April 20-November 23

3. Kani City|Gifu World Rose Garden

The park has a kids' play area and a café, providing plenty of opportunities to relax and soak up the natural beauty.

Formerly known as Hana Festa Kinen Park, Gifu World Rose Garden is a prefectural park transformed into a floral paradise. In addition to its main attraction, the rose garden, visitors can explore other gardens that showcase numerous seasonal flowers.
One of the park's highlights is the north flower bed, adorned with approximately 50,000 cosmos plants, to create a stunning display of colorful blooms that are at their best from late October. Please note that the best time to see the flowers in 2023 has not yet been determined.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 1584-1 Seta, Kani City, Gifu 509-0213
■Admission: Please check the website below for the admission fee on the day of your visit.
■Opening hours: April 1, 2023 - November 12, 2023, 9:00 AM—5:00 PM (last admission at 4:30 PM)
November 15, 2023 - March 31, 2024, 9:30 AM—4:30 PM (last admission at 4:00 PM)
■Closed: Tuesdays (or the following weekday if Tuesday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)

Recommended 3 Cosmos Fields with Spectacular Views in Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture has become an increasingly attractive resort destination in recent years, with popular attractions such as Ise Jingu and Nagashima Spa Land, and newer destinations like Vison.
We've selected three spots in Mie Prefecture that offer spectacular views of cosmos fields and the chance to unwind from the stresses of daily life.

1. Kuwana City | Nabana-no-Sato

A must-visit destination for flower lovers.

As Japan's largest flower theme park, it boasts a sprawling flower plaza that is illuminated with a different style every year, attracting visitors.

One of the park's main attractions is its large and vibrant cosmos blooms.
Visitors can also enjoy the colorful display of 8,000 dahlia plants of 200 varieties during fall.

The park's Dahlia and Cosmos Festival, held from late September to mid-November every year, offers a breathtaking spectacle of approximately 1.5 million cosmos and 8,000 dahlia plants of 200 varieties, planted on vast grounds spanning 43,056 square meters. The flower illumination is a sight to behold, especially at night. If you're planning a visit, we recommend going as soon as possible, as the illumination is only available during the festival season. *Please note that as of July 2023, the details of the 2023 event have not been announced yet.

Facility Information:

※For the latest updates, check the website:
■Address: 270 Urushibata, Komae, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana City, Mie 511-1144
■Phone: 0594-41-0787 (9:00 AM—9:00 PM)
■Admission and opening hours: Varies according to the season.
■Closed: Open all year round

2. Komono Town|Komono Town's Cosmos Fields

A Beautiful Contrast of Pink and Green

During the fallow season of the farmland that stretches across Komono Town, various farmers sow cosmos seeds independently, resulting in scattered cosmos fields throughout the town. Driving is one of the best ways to admire these fields and enjoy the beautiful contrast of pink and green.
Some places provide parking, letting visitors get out of their cars and enjoy the fields up close. Centirp recommends the Tabika district of Komono Town, where cosmos fields bloom yearly. It's a great place to take a scenic drive and appreciate the beauty of the flower fields.

3. Shima City|Shima City Tourist Farm

A Scenic Drive in the Autumn Breeze

Located in Shima, a city that offers breathtaking drives, the Shima City Tourist Farm is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a scenic autumn experience. The park opens during the blooming season, from October 15 to October 30, 2022. *Please note that as of July 2023, the details of the 2023 event have not been announced yet.
You can check the current blooming status on the Iseshima Tourism & Convention Organization's official website. The opening period is subject to change depending on the blooming conditions.

Facility Information:

■Address: 511-5 Anagawa, Isobe-cho, Shima City, Mie 517-0213
■Admission: ¥100 for adults / Free for junior high school students and younger
■Opening hours: 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

4.Kameyama City|Cosmos Field near Seki-juku

If you're lucky, you can snap a picture of a train as it passes by the cosmos fields!
In the fall, the fields are covered in beautiful cosmos blooms, and in summer, sunflowers add a burst of color to the area.

Located just a 3-minute walk from Kameyama Station, the cosmos fields in Kameyama are a sight to behold. We highly recommend combining your visit to the cosmos fields with a trip to Seki-juku. Seki-juku is a historical post town that dates back to the Edo period and retains its old charm.
To stay updated on the latest blooming status, visit the Kameyama City Tourism Association's official website.

Facility Information:

■Address: Near 664-2 Shinjo, Seki-cho, Kameyama City
■Admission: Free of charge


We have showcased some of the renowned fall locations in the Tokai region, all with must-see cosmos fields. These locations offer perfect options for your travel plans or for a spontaneous day trip on your day off.
Take a break from your daily routine and savor the refreshing autumn air while enjoying the stunning views that can only be seen at this time of year. It's the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a peaceful natural setting.

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