Seto-City Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park - Iwayado Park
(Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen - Iwayado Koen)
An Enchanting Natural Park Filled with the Beauty of Water and Greenery
The main attractions of this natural park are the dynamic nature revealed in the unusually shaped rocks and waterfalls, and the gorgeousness of the valley created by the Toriharakawa River. As part of the much larger Aichi-Kogen Quasi-National Park (Aichi-Kogen Kokutei Koen), this spot allows visitors to fully enjoy each season, with the beautiful sakura cherry blossoms in spring, swarms of fireflies in early summer, paddling in the water in mid-summer and the tinted maple leaves in autumn. The park also contains the Seto-City portion of the Tokai Nature Trail (Tokai Shizen Hodo) and is a much sought-after destination for hikers and trekkers due to the countless sightseeing places along its way. About 40 min. away on foot from Iwayado, you will find the Mt. Iwasu Observation Deck (Iwasusan Tenbodai), which offers spectacular views. During clear days, even the buildings of downtown Nagoya-City can be spotted in the distance.