Toyoake Travel Guide

  • Okehazama Battlefield in Toyoake
    Okehazama Battlefield in Toyoake
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Toyoake Things to Do

  • Okuraike Park

    Okuraike is one of the reservoir ponds in Toyoake and around the pond is a park with running and walking courses. It is a fitting place to rest during the walk between Kotokuin Temple and Sogenji Temple. There are some monuments with ancient waka poems inscribed. The park also has a barefoot cobblestone walkway designed to stimulate the soles of...

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  • Kotokuin Temple

    Originally founded in 810 as one of the temples in Koyasan Complex, it was moved to the present place in 1884 and became the regional head temple of Koyasan. The temple grounds are believed to be the main camp of Yoshimoto Imagawa the warlord of Suruga(Shizuoka) when he headed for Kyoto to be recognized as the head of the Samurai Warriors by...

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  • Okehazama Battlefield In Legend

    The battle of Okehazama in 1560 was one of the major battles for Nobunaga Oda then only a minor warlord of Owari Province. The Odas had been fighting among family members and their land was often attacked by Imagawa clan then one of the strongest warlord during mid 16th century. In 1560 Yoshimoto Imagawa launched a campaign toward Kyoto and...

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  • Senninzuka Mound (National Historical...

    Senninzuka mound is a burial mound for deceased soldiers during the battle of Okahazama in 1560. Buried underneath is about 2,500 soldiers who lost their lives as Imagawa-side warriors. The mound was built by the head priest of Sogenji Temple Kaiou for the memorial of the war-deceased. Current mound is one of the remaining such mounds also...

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  • Sakabe Zenkoji Temple

    Most of the Buddhist temples in Japan are built with wooden structure. Sakabe Zenkoji founded in 1872 Ryuan Sanda who also was a reputed doctor is one of the exceptional cases. In 1947 the main hall was so dilapidated it had to be destructed. Since then the buddha statue, the main object of worship had been given no places to be housed other than...

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  • Sanda Residence

    When you are walking toward Zengo station passing Ichirizuka Mound at Ano you will find a nice old house with impressive wooden fences. It is Sanda Residence of the family reputed for excellent doctorship. The Sandas currently run a dermatology clinic adjacent to the old house. In that residence there is a monument to commemorate that Emperor...

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  • Ichirizuka Mound At Ano

    Ichirizuka Mound at Ano is the 86th milestone mound from Edo(currently Tokyo). Ichirizuka mound was placed at every 4 kilometer distance mark serving as the landmarks for Old Tokaido travellers. Ichirizuka mound was usually built in pairs but today most of such Ichirizuka mounds along the Tokaido Road has been lost and in some places even exact...

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  • Owaki Shrine

    Owaki Shrine is a nice old shrine about a few minutes walk from Sogenji temple. It is best known by the performance of Hashigojishi at Owaki held on the second Sunday in October. Hashigojishi is the traditional art started about 400 years ago with acrobatic dances of Shishi (imaginary lion-like creature) during the climb of the tall ladders.

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  • Sogenji Temple

    Founded about 700 years ago as a Tendai-sect temple it was converted to Soto-zen temple about 500 years ago. The temple is best known as the start of Chita Pilgrimmage of Eighty-Eight Temples modelled after Shikoku Pilgrimmage. How To Get There?Walk southward from Zengo station of Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line about ten to fifteen minutes turn left at...

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Toyoake Transportation

  • Getting to Okahazama Battlefield and...

    The closest train station to Okehazama Battlefield is Chukyo-keibajo-mae(中京競馬場前) station of Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line. From Nagoya station get the train bound for Toyohashi but change to semi-express(準急) train at JINGUMAE station. Chukyo-keibajo-mae station is the...

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  • Zengo Station

    Zengo station is one of the stations of Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, 49.8 kilometers from Toyohashi and 18.2 kilometers from Meitetsu Nagoya station. It is the busiest station in Toyoake city because all of local, semi-express, express stop at this station. Around the station is a shopping area catering to the daily necessity of Toyoake residents. It...

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Toyoake Sports & Outdoors

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    Jogging in Okuraike Park

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 13, 2012

    Okuraike Park in Toyoake is a nice place to jog. It has a running circuit, 700 meters in a round. The course is flat and is useful to have a pace-setting run before serious running races in Japan. When you use this circuit, be careful of walkers in the park particularly children and the elderly because the course is also a place for park visitors to stroll around the pond.

    A jogger running around the pond 700 meters in one round
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