Word has it that the first Okazaki Castle was constructed at the present site in Sugo, Okazaki around 1455 by the Saigo family.
In the first half of the 16th century, the Saigo family yielded possession of Okazaki Castle to Matsudaira Kiyoyasu, the 7th lord of the Matsudaira family (and the grandfather of Iyeyasu) that had risen into power in northern Mikawa.
Although Toyokawa Inari is not a shrine, it is famous for the god which brings thriving business.
The Torii gate is located on the approach to the precincts of the temple. This temple houses is one of the three major Inari.
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Hamana Lake is located in western Shizuoka prefecture and is the 10th biggest lake in Japan.
There are many farms for eels, seaweed, oysters and snapping turtles. The eels are particularly famous and you can eat "unagi-don" (eel on rice) and "unagi pie" (eel-flavoured snack) which are the principal products of this district. There are many hotel resorts around the lake as well as entertainments such as marine sports, yacht races and boats.
Mt. Fuji is the most famous symbol of Japan which was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013.
Travel approx. 1 hour from Toyohashi station by Kodama Shinkansen, and then get off at Shinfuji station.
hen travel for approx. 2 hours by bus to get to the Mt. Fuji 5th station.
Please Note: The bus only runs during the summer season
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