Toyohashi Travel Guide

  • The Pathway with series of red toriis.
    The Pathway with series of red toriis.
    by taigaa001
  • Horseback Riding Club at the East side
    Horseback Riding Club at the East side
    by taigaa001
  • East Side Has A Huge Lawn Ground
    East Side Has A Huge Lawn Ground
    by taigaa001

Toyohashi Things to Do

  • Visiting Tahara and Atsumi Peninsula

    Tahara is the municipality located south of Toyohashi encompassing the whole Atsumi Peninsula best known by Cape Irago. By taking Toyohashi Railroad Atsumi Line, you can get to the central part of Tahara city featuring Tahara Castle at the central part of the peninsula. Atsumi Peninsula has only low mountain peaks about 300 meters in altitude but...

    more
  • Takashi Ryokuchi Park: Overview

    Takashi Ryokuchi Park with some fine black pine trees is one of the most popular city parks in Toyohashi. The park is home to family visitors, pet owners and joggers. The park has huge lawn ground fit for family picnic. The jogging circuits are flat and covered with pine shade so it is often recommended for jogging starters. The park has East side...

    more
  • Cocola Avenue

    Cocola Avenue is a shopping mall close to the start of Toyohashi Railway Atsumi Line. It is a part of complex connected to Cocola Front by fancy pedestrian deck. While Cocola Front is more to do with hotel and restaurant and office space, Cocola Avenue is more into shopping for casual visitors. Cocola avenue has a food court as well as nice shops,...

    more
  • Cocola Front

    Cocola Front is a new landmark of Toyohashi opened in 2008. It is a 16-story building 72.9 meters in total height. The first to third floors are used for shopping mall including some restaurants such as starbucks coffee, Saru Cafe and Aloha Table, fourth to 9th for office space, 10th to 16th for Hotel Arche Riche with french restaurant, Restaurant...

    more
  • Futagawa-shuku(juku): Overview

    In Toyohashi there are two former post stations of Old Tokaido Road: #33 Futagawa, #34 Yoshida. While former Yoshida station area has few remnant of Old Tokaido sites, Futagawa still has some historical sites on ancient highway.Futagawa-shuku(juku) is located about ten minutes walk east from JR Futagawa station. Futagawa area has some old houses...

    more
  • Mount Ishimaki

    When you walk along Toyo river you will find a conical mountain on the east direction. This is Mount Ishimaki, 358m in elevation. This religious mountain is blessed with places with karst landforms On the flank of the mountain stands Ishimaki Shrine and a small natural history museum. The mountain is also noted for its nighttime views.

    more
  • Visiting Toyokawa

    Toyokawa is a neighboring town of Toyohashi and it is only 20 minutes train ride away. It is best known for Toyokawa Inari with fox mound, and also for 1,000-meter-long cherry tunnel on both sides of Toyokawa Park. The town has two Old Tokaido stations, Goyu, and Akasaka and other than Toyokawa Inari there are some nice shrines and temples such as...

    more
  • Toyohashi Orthodox Church

    The Orthodox Church in Japan is one of the most successful Christian churches in Japan with 30,000 followers. Its Toyohashi church was established in 1875 and current building with Byzantine Architectural style, built in 1913 was designated as Important Cultural Asset by Japenese government in 2008. Together with Public Hall and Kurogane tower,...

    more
  • Toyohashi City Public Hall

    This Romanesque styled public hall was built by the hands of Yoshihei Nakamura in 1931 who also did Shizuoka Municipal Hall in 1934. The building is said to have influenced from Spanish Colonial Revival style prevalent in 1910s and 20s. This public hall and Shizuoka City Hall also has domes reminding of Islamic domes(Toyohashi has two domes while...

    more
  • Toyohashi Park

    Toyohashi Park, opened in 1949 encompassing the most of former Yoshida Castle area such as Honmaru(Main Enlosure), Ninomaru(Second Enclosure) and Sannomaru(Third Enclosure). Until the end of the second world war the area was used as training grounds for 18th Infantry Regiment of Imperial Japanese Army founded in 1884 and perished in Saipan in 1944....

    more
  • Yoshida Castle Ruins

    Yoshida Castle ruins lie at the western part of the Toyohashi Park. Although there is no keep right now, dry moat and stone wall structure is beautiful. Particularly the view from the riverside is great. Unfortunately Kurogane Tower, keep-like yagura building is open to public, free of charge, only on Sundays.

    more
  • The Road To Non-Hoi Park

    Guidebook says it takes six minutes walk from JR Futagawa station to Non-Hoi Park. How could it be! Particularly with children. But 10 minutes walk to the park will be rewarded by seeing the cute dino and animal statues along the road.

    more
  • Iwaya Kannon

    Perched atop a hill extension of the mountain range forming prefectural border between Aichi and Shizuoka is a kannon statue. Iwaya Kannon had been and still is one of the major landmarks in Toyohashi for travelers and walkers of Tokaido. The hill area is now a park called Iyaya Ryokuchi (Iwaya Green).

    more
  • Tateiwa

    Tateiwa is a crag near the JR Shinjohara station near the prefectural border between Aichi and Shizuoka. This crag is popular among local rock climbers but Toyohashi city officials warn that they cannot be sure whether climbing that crag is safe enough. People who worship the rock as the object of worship also raise the eyebrows for recent rush of...

    more
  • Visit Toyohashi Park

    Toyohashi park is one of the main visiting spots in Toyohashi City. It has a castle ruin (being renovated), museum, beautiful gardens, cafes and restaurants.

    more

Toyohashi Hotels

See all 20 Hotels in Toyohashi

Toyohashi Restaurants

  • Fancy Cafe Restaurant in Cocola Front

    The cafe is located near the bridge linking Cocola Front and Cocola Avenue newly opened shopping mall near the start of Toyohashi Railway Atsumi line. Saru is a Japanese word for monkey. Many of the diners at the restaurant are young people or couples with small children. There is a room for group reservation at the far corner of the restaurant. I...

    more
  • Starbucks Coffee in Cocola Front

    Starbucks cafe restaurant on the first floor of Cocola Front. The catch is when you seat at window seat you might get your paper-cup cappuccino blown away because it is near the entrance facing winter gust. I ordered cappuccino short for 340 yen.

    more
  • Hawaiian-Styled Diner in Cocola Front

    Aloha Table is one of the fancy restaurants in Cocola Front. It is a part of franchised chains run by Zetton Inc. best known by its bridal brand Heritage Bridal Collection. The restaurant caters to various kinds of visitors needs from lunch menu services starting from 500 to 700 yen reasonable lunch menus to Dinner time services.Lunch services...

    more

Toyohashi Transportation

  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Follow this sign 4 more images

    by taigaa001 Written Sep 17, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    One thing Hamamatsu residents envy about Toyohashi is trams, or streetcars. Like Hamamatsu, castle ruins is a bit far from the station but by using a tram you will get there pretty easily. Toyohashi streetcar starts from bus terminal. The tram line has flat fee of 150 yen for adult and 80 yen for children 12 or under. From Toyohashi station you can get a ticket from the machine. But otherwise you will first pay the fee by tossing coins to the toll machine right beside the entrance at the front side of the car. The nearest station of Toyohashi Park is Shiyakusho-Mae station. As the tram approaches to the station the sign shows the name of the next station. Then you push the red button at the either side of the car which will not be necessary because many people will surely get off from that station anyway.
    If you see the domed building(Toyohashi City Public Hall) you are at the right station. Toyohashi Park is a couple of minutes walk from there.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Toyohashi Shopping

  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Beans shop in Cocola Avenue 4 more images

    by taigaa001 Updated Jan 8, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kaldi Coffee Farm is a retail store chain of coffee beans run by Camel Coffee Co.,Ltd based in Tokyo. The retail shop deals with wide variety of food items and some liquor items. It is also one of the popular food chains in Japan to buy imported food items. Toyohashi shop is located at the Cocola Avenue close to Toyohashi station. When I went to the store on December 8, the outlet is full of Christmas Party items such as Champaigns. It is a good shop for foreign residents living in and around Toyohashi city.

    Related to:
    • Women's Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Toyohashi Local Customs

  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Tokaido Fujimi Sugoroku 4 more images

    by taigaa001 Updated Oct 11, 2013

    Sugoroku is one of the traditional Japanese board game using dice or dices. It is just like Monopoly game but the biggest difference is that the board game has both start and finish and the goal place is in the middle of the board. Tokaido Fujimi Sugoroku at the playroom of Futagawa-shuku Historical Museum is a board game with Hiroshige's Tokaido 53-Stop illustration tracing typical Tokaido trip during Edo period abut 150 to 400 years ago. At the start point each player has a piece of his/her own and throw a dice and move according to the direction given at the panel you stopped. Yasumi(休み)mean you pass a turn or turns. Modoru(戻る)means to turn back. When you stop at some places you are directed to go to alternate road or waki-okan(waki kaido). The goal is Kyoto. Interestingly, though, that you cannot finish until you have the exact dice number. When you have two to finish and the dice says five you must turn back three panels. It is a good game to learn how the travel during Edo period had been going on.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Toyohashi Off The Beaten Path

  • Futagawa Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Futagawa Fushimi Inari Shrine is relatively newer Fushimi shrines in Japan founded in 1910. The shrine share the same deity as that of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. The highlight of this shrine is what they call OYAMA-JUNPAI, minor pilgrimmage visiting sub-shrines at the hill behind the inner shrine. It is sometimes compared with Toyokawa Inari....

    more
  • Futagawa Tochka (WWII Pillbox Site)

    In residential area of Oiwa, about ten minutes walk from JR Futagawa station there is a site of a pillbox placed during the Second World War to ward off the enemies coming from Enshunada Coast. Its historical importance as war relics for peace education was recognized only recently and there are no guideboards to inform what it is. In and around...

    more
  • Toyohashi Hotels

    20 Hotels in Toyohashi

    4 Reviews and Opinions

Toyohashi Sports & Outdoors

  • Jogging In Toyohashi

    Toyohashi seems to have some good places to run. Takashi Ryokuchi Park in particular seems to be popular among joggers. The park's jogging courses have no distance marks and joggers are almost everywhere in the East Area of the park. The park is really flat so it is recommendable for beginners as well. Pines give the joggers nice shade during...

    more
  • Aquarena Toyohashi

    Aquaarena is one of the most popular ice-skating rinks in Aichi prefecture. During summer it is also used for swimming pool. And from November to May it is used for ice-skating. Aquarena is also used for ice-skating competition or ice-skating shows.

    more
  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Toyohashi? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Toyohashi Favorites

  • Join Foreign Students Cultural...

    Join Foreign Students Cultural Exchange Programs I had the chance to interact with different people from different countries as well as taste their native foods and delicacies. The cultural exchange program enabled me to have a better understanding of the uniqueness and similarities of cultures from different countries. This activity is a good way...

    more
  • VISIT Toyohashi Botanical...

    VISIT Toyohashi Botanical Garden This place has a green house containing collections of orchids and other plants growing in tropical areas like Philppines, Vietnam, and Hawaii. The temperature is controlled to simulate the tropical environment. This place made me feel nostalgic about my country. It is nice to visit this place to relax and have...

    more
  • huesten's General Tip

    Heard about it and saw it on TV but nothing can compare to personally experience the famous bullet train of Japan-The Shinkansen. It can travel to a speed of 300km/hr and seeing it with my own eyes that it flew past the station in just a few seconds. That train make lesser stop than the one that we had boarded. We managed to try this that went at...

    more

Instant Answers: Toyohashi

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

70 travelers online now

Comments

Map of Toyohashi

View all Toyohashi hotels