Sunday, December 13, 2015

2015 Nov: Japan: Aichi: Toyota: Obara

Destination: Obaracho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 470-0531, Japan
Travel Date: November 16, 2015

Thanks to roparat for the full details on how to get to Obara/Kamnigi Stop.

My course was: 
  • Drop-off at Obaraokusa Stop -to visit Obara Fureai Koen
  • Walked 4km (roughly 100 minutes)
  • Visited Semmi Shikizakua no Sato (jumped in at Kaminigi Stop, headed to Toyota station)

For my personal take, Obara Fureai Koen has maple, sakura and more ginkgo in place. The market is livelier in the afternoon.  An off decision when you choose this as your departure point heading back to Toyota, is you need to have the strength to stand for the  next hour, since the bus is already full when it departed at Kaminigi.

Jugatsuzakura (Autumn Cherry)
The Jugatsuzakura (literally "October Cherry") is one of the varieties that bloom in the autumn and winter. The flowers are small and sparse, but provide a surprising sight in combination with fall colors or snow. [Reference]

Started walking with this view to reach Semmi Shikizakua no Sato.

In Senmi Shikizakua no Sato, it has larger area of maple and sakura since you have to climb up and down the hill.  But noticed that it has less ginkgo trees.

Arigatou o'nii-san for a short but memorable tri-lingual discussion we had that day.  Thanks for the good gesture and treat. 

This place has good backdrop of the stream with combination of sakura, maple and madarin trees (while heading to the parking lot and Kaminigi Stop).

Reference Map:

Summary of 3 days itinerary in 2015 Autumn Nagoya-Toyota Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Korankei at Toyota
Sanshu Asuke Yashiki
Tokugawa Garden
Nunoike Catholic Church
Mall Hopping at Otsu Dori
Day 2
Obara Fureai Park
Semmi Shikizakura no Sato
Osu Shopping Center
Mall Hopping at Otsu Dori
Hotel Trusty in Sakae
Day 3
Nagoya Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Toyota Museum (if time permits)
Noritake Museum

Hotel Trusty in Sakae