Located in the corner of the Aichi Kogen National Park is a valley created by the Yahagi River Rio Tributary. When you think about famous spots to check out the leaves in the fall, Kourankei is first in everyone's mind. You'll find 4,000 trees consisting of 11 different types of Japanese maples that paint the landscape in a gorgeous yellow and crimson.
The best time to visit Kourankei is Novmeber. The mountainside is lit up until 9PM each night, but even in the afternoon it's a gorgeous place to be and you can get a lovely view of Kourankei's symbol—the Taigetsukyou [Samurai Moon Bridge].
Iimori, Asuke-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi 444-2424
Take the Subway Higashiyama Line/ Tsurumai Line to Fushimi Station (伏見). Take Tsurumai Line for Akaike, and transfer to Meitetsu Toyota Line at Akaike Station to Toyotashi Station (豊田市). Take Meitetsu bus , Yanami Line (矢並線) and get off at Korankei (香嵐渓). 3 minute-walk from the bus stop.