Itinerary Guide: Drive Through Beautiful Scenery and Enjoy Delicious Food at Atsumi Hanto in Japan

It's the perfect road trip for you this spring.


Atsumi Hanto
located at the southern tip of Tahara City, Aichi doesn’t only have many strawberry picking farms, but also a great scenery, seafood, and hot springs that are perfect for a spring road-trip. In this article, we will introduce a one-day driving course you and your friends or family can enjoy in Atsumi Hanto. Enjoy the great scenery and delicious food of Tahara!


Ohisama Farm


Two kinds of strawberries are available in their all-you-can-eat options including Benihoppe which has a good balance of sweetness and sourness.


There are 10 houses where you can pick strawberries without having to lean down.


Two kinds of strawberries are produced in Ohisama Farm: the Benihoppe and Kaorino. You can eat both if you’re lucky, but it usually depends on their availability. Better check beforehand to make sure you can catch both of them during your visit. There are 10 houses you can choose from to pick strawberries without the need to lean down. You can also experience harvesting seasonal vegetables like carrots and cabbages in farm fields (¥100 for the entrance fee, ¥100 per vegetable). Don’t miss out on their other products like the sweet and sour Benihoppe Jam (¥600).


Ohisama Farm is located at
 234 Romba, Nakayama-cho, Tahara City, Aichi. You may contact them through +81-531-37-1312. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy 30-minute all-you-can-eat strawberry picking at ¥1,800 for elementary school students and older, ¥1,200 for 3-year-olds and older. Available until May 31, 2020. Reservation is made through phone or via their website. If there are free slots, reservation is not needed. Kinds: Benihoppe and Kaorino (You cannot choose the variety). Condensed milk is given as free topping, however, you can bring your own topping and drinks. Take out is not available.


Atsumi Fish Market


At Atsumi Fish Market, more than 100 kinds of seafood like black snappers, mackerels, squids, and shells are caught each year. From 12:30 p.m. after the fishing is done, the auction starts at the market. You cannot participate in the actual auction but you can stay around and watch. Don’t miss the scene of buyers screaming in loud exciting voices! The auction won’t take place if the weather is bad, so make sure to check in advance.


Ichiba Shokudo


Ichiba Shokudo
’s Nizakana Teishoku (¥1,500). Fresh fish at the market are very delicious!


There is a cafeteria run by the market inside where you can eat while watching the on-going auction. At Ichiba Shokudo, you can enjoy freshly caught fish. Their dish, Nizakana Teishoku (¥1,500) is very popular.

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Atsumi Fish Market is located at 3000-3 Miyashita, Irako-cho, Tahara City, Aichi. You may contact them through +81-531-35-6731. The market is open from 12:30 pm. Auctions markets are closed on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Ichiba Shokudo located inside Atsumi Fish Market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Atsumi Hanto Nanohana Festival 2020


A panoramic view of canola flowers!


Atsumi Hanto Nanohana Festival 2020
is held around Atsumi Hanto and mainly at Irako Nanohana Garden. This event is related to canola flowers because about 11 million canola flowers bloom in total in this place. Make sure to check the skywalk of canola flower runways and swings which are new additions to the celebration this year.


At the festival, you can pick canola flowers (¥100 for 5 pieces) and enjoy canola flower dishes. Many events will be held on weekends from February onwards. At the end of February, you can enjoy both the canola flowers and Kawazu Cherry Blossoms, too!


Atsumi Hanto Nanohana Festival 2020 will be held until March 31, 2020, at the Irako Nanohana Garden. They are located at Hamayabu, Horikiri-cho, Tahara City, Aichi and around the Atsumi Hanto. You may contact them through +81-531-23-3516 (Atsumi Hanto Sightseeing Bureau). The events start from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and national holidays. There is a fee of ¥100 for entering Irako Nanohana Garden


Koijigahama


This beach was designated as a couple’s sacred place and was named after a legend of a man and a woman’s romance.


Koijigahama
is a beach about one km long from Irako Misaki Light House to Hii no Sekimon. The lighthouse has a bell available for couples to use and is considered to be a sacred place for couples. It is a great spot to take a photo and you can also leave a lock (¥1,020) that you can buy from a nearby store. The lock symbolizes the “key that makes your wish come true". So if you plan to go here with your significant other, make sure to drop by and profess your never-ending love for each other.


Koijigahama is located at Koijiura, Irako-cho, Tahara City, Aichi. You may contact them through +81-531-23-3516 (Atsumi Hanto Sightseeing Bureau). They are open 24 hours.


Irako View Hotel


Great scenery where you can see the tip of the peninsula!


Irako View Hotel
 is high in Atsumi Hanto. You can enjoy hot springs without the need to check-in at spa VIEW Daiyokujyo. Enjoy the wonderful scenery from the outside bath where you can see the tip of the peninsula. Bathtub water is from pure hot springs of Ikeda Sakura Hot Springs in Ikeda-cho, Gifu.

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Irako View Hotel is located at 1460-36 Honeyama, Hii-cho, Tahara City, Aichi. You may contact them through +81-531-35-6111. One day hot spring is from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last entrance is at 10 p.m.). The fee is ¥1,600 for adults, ¥1,080 for elementary school students, ¥680 for 3 years until elementary. There are 16 bathtubs in total (8 each in men and women’s bath). The hot spring water is a hydrogen carbonate spring. They also provide a face and bath towel, shampoo, and conditioner for free.


Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (28 January 2019)


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