Korankei is a valley located in Nagoya and is known as one of the best spots to view autumn leaves in the Chubu region. In the 17th century, the head priest of Kojakuji Temple located on top of Mount Iimori, planted maple trees along the temple, which many locals started to do later on. Today visitors can enjoy this autumn scenery filled with many different colors. The Taigetsukyo Bridge is both a symbol and best location to take photos at Korankei. During each autumn season the momiji matsuri, which usually lasts through November, includes nightly illuminations along with special performances that are held at the Korankei Hiroba. Travelers can also take a short walk to visit Sanshu Asuke Yashiki, which is a traditional Japanese village, where visitors can experience hands on traditional Japanese handicrafts and workshops.