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Toyota-City Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest
(Mennoki Genseirin-no-Juhyo)

Date : From mid-December to early February

  • Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest (Mennoki Genseirin-no-Juhyo)

The Mennoki Reserve is a Designated Special Protection Area located in eastern Inabu-cho district, extreme east of Toyota-City. There, a native forest of Japanese Beeches said to be in excess of 300 years old surrounds Mount Iyama and in the coldest days of winter, become covered in soft rime, creating a fantastic sight. Atop Mt. Iyama, accessible by paved road, lies an observatory from which, on clear weather days, it is possible to spot Mt. Fuji in the distance peeking out above the other nearby ranges. Mennoki Reserve is part of the larger Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park, an extensive natural reserve nested deep back within the mountains, encompassing areas in Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka prefectures. A place of many natural wonders!


  • Parking
Date : From mid-December to early February
Place : Mennoki Enchi Reserve (Mennoki Genseirin) 面ノ木園地(面ノ木原生林)
Location : 〒441-2513
Iyama, Inabu-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 60 cars)
*: Parking lot near the observatory, on the peak of Mt. Iyama.
Phone number : 0565-83-3200 (Inabu Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Upon exiting the Shinshiro I.C. of New Tomei Expressway, turn right and head northeast by Route 151 for 1.9km. Turn left at Arumi crossing (有海), entering Route 257 and heading northwards for 20km until the intersection with Route 389 (Damine (田峯) crossing). Turn left to continue heading north by Route 257 for 22km. At Nishinagura crossing (西納庫), turn right entering Route 507. Head eastwards, then northwards, for 7km. Upon approaching the intersection with Route 80, keep your left and take the road to the left for 100m. Turn left to enter Route 80, and soon after 50m, turn left again to take the 1km-long uphill road to the observatory, which sits amidst the wind turbines.

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