Visit Hekinan City

WELCOME TO HEKINAN

City of Breweries
Breweries are called "kura" and Hekinan has lots of them: six making soy sauce, four of mirin rice wine sauce, one brewer of miso soybean paste, and two "sakagura" sake makers. Obviously, this is a town where "jozo bunka" ― or brewing culture ― has lots of appeal. Hekinan is also famous as birthplace of the clear white soy sauce and as home of the oldest mirin-kura in Japan. How about a "kura" tour in the weekend?

City of Craftsmanship
Hekinan is home to some of famous manufacturers in Japan, such as Eishiro Kawara Roof Tiles, holder of the largest Ibushi Kawara roof tiles market share; Shichifuku Jozo, a traditional brewer of white soy sauce; Kokonoe Mirin, the oldest mirin brewery in the country; Sugi Seika with its headquarter factory of the Ebisen Kazoku (Prawn Cracker Family) franchise stores; and Itochu Sugar, of the famous spiral-heart shaped logomark. Factory tours at these prestigious companies will allow you to sneak peek behind the veil of these rarely-seen plants.

City of Fun in Family
Starting with accessible Akashi Park, an amusement park made especially for the kids, then Hekinan Seaside Aquarium, where you can enjoy learning about protecting the fish and environment, or even the Rinkai Park, where guests can play freely in the spacious grassy fields, Hekinan is a place with lots of facilities for memorable moments in family.

City of Bountiful Agriculture and Fishing
Carrots, onions, sweet potatoes and figs, they are all Hekinan specialties. Experience picking some of the season's vegetables at Mogitori Taiken Noen, located in the Sanchoku Ichiba Aoi Park Producers Market. The extensive Hekinan coast line also favors big catches of iwashi sardines, shirasu whitebait and torigai shellfish, among many other delicacies. Feast on vegetables and fish of pride used on souvenirs and meals of Hekinan!

SIGHTSEEING

History

History

  • Onin-ji Temple

    Onin-ji Temple

    History:
    Famous as temple that Rennyo, 8th head-priest of Honganji Temple, established as base in the region.
    The temple is neighbor to the Hana-Shobu Iris Garden of Aburagafuchi.

    OAddress:
    1-6 Aburafuchimachi, Hekinan-City

  • Ohama Kumano Ojinja Shrine

    Ohama Kumano Ojinja Shrine

    History:
    The spacious and naturally-blessed grounds is a place you can relax and take a break.
    Known as the shrine visited by Kikujo Kato (1703-1773) a hundred times - an act known as Ohyakudo-wo-Fumu.

    OAddress:
    5-46 Miyamachi, Hekinan-City

  • Henjoin Temple

    Henjoin Temple

    History:
    The temple where the locally-beloved and well-known chief priest resides.

    OAddress:
    2-13 Washibayashimachi, Hekinan-City

  • Myofuku-ji Temple

    Myofuku-ji Temple

    History:
    The festival held on the 3rd every month always draws throngs of people!!

    OAddress:
    2-61 Shikimachi, Hekinan-City

  • Kaitoku-ji Temple

    Kaitoku-ji Temple
    Grand Shrine

    History:
    The golden Ohama Buddha, appointed a National Important Cultural Property, is a must-see!

    OAddress:
    1-60 Otohamachi, Hekinan-City

  • Saiho-ji Temple

    Saiho-ji Temple

    History:
    The temple where school education in Hekinan first began.

    OAddress:
    2-19 Hamaderamachi, Hekinan-City

  • Rinsen-ji Temple

    Rinsen-ji Temple

    History:
    You can take a Zen sitting meditation class!

    OAddress:
    3-8 Hongomachi, Hekinan-City

Scenery

Scenery

  • Kotoen Garden

    Kotoen Garden

    History:
    Said to have been built in the Bunsei Era circa 1820, this large, 1,000 square meters garden is home to the ancient Hiro-no-Naga Fuji tree, and hosts the Fuji Wisterias Festival from late April to early May.

    OAddress:
    3-46 Nihongimachi, Hekinan-City

  • Aburagafuchi Hana-Shobu Iris Garden

    Aburagafuchi Hana-Shobu Iris Garden
    hanashobuen

    History:
    Located north of Aichi's largest natural lake, Aburagafuchi Lake, this expansive 18,000 square meters garden has plenty of wetland to house about 13,000 bulbs, of about 80 species of Japanese water irises. From late-May to mid-June, Hana-Shobu Iris Festival, a major representative event of the city, is held.

    OAddress:
    2 Aburafuchimachi, Hekinan-City

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  • Akashi Park

    Akashi Park

    History:
    Weekends and holidays see this place get bustling with families with kids. Ride the ferris wheel for a breathtaking view of the sakura in blossom, or go under the sakura tunnel while boarding the Otogi-Ressha locomotive train!

    OAddress:
    6-11 Akashimachi, Hekinan-City

  • Hekinan City Rinkai Park

    Hekinan City Rinkai Park

    History:
    Let the kids run and play free at the wide grassy fields, or slide at the slopes of the Hekinoyama mound. If it's summer, then bring swimwear so they can play at the fountain pool or, if it's raining, use the indoor playroom!

    OAddress:
    2-4 Hamamachi, Hekinan-City

SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE

EVENTS

  • Akashi Park Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival
  • Akashi Park Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival
  • Akashi Park Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival

Akashi Park Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival

Date Saturday 23/March to Sunday 7/April, 2019 (Late March to early April)
Venue Yatai Tents operate from 9:00 to 21:00, Illumination until 21:00
Place Akashi Park - around Heiwa-no-Hiroba Square
Website https://www.hekinan-kanko.jp/event/detail/263/
Address 6-11 Akashimachi, Hekinan-City
Inquiries 0566-48-1722
Parking Free (Lot #1 cap. 250 cars; Lot #2 cap. 300 cars)
  • Kotoen Fuji Wisteria Festival
  • Kotoen Fuji Wisteria Festival
  • Kotoen Fuji Wisteria Festival

Kotoen Fuji Wisteria Festival

Date Saturday 20/April to Monday (holiday) 6/May, 2019 (Late April to early May)
Hours Illumination until 21:00
Venue Kotoen Garden
Website https://www.hekinan-kanko.jp/event/detail/264/
Address 3-46 Nihongimachi, Hekinan-City
Inquiries 0566-95-9894
Parking Free (cap. 40 cars)
  • Hana-Shobu Iris Festival
  • Hana-Shobu Iris Festival
  • Hana-Shobu Iris Festival

Hana-Shobu Iris Festival

Date Saturday 18/May to Sunday 16/June, 2019 (Mid-May to mid-June)
Hours Illumination until 21:00
Venue Aburagafuchi Garden & Onin-ji Temple grounds
Website https://www.hekinan-kanko.jp/event/detail/265/
Address 2 Aburafuchimachi, Hekinan-City
Inquiries 0566-95-9894
Parking Free (cap. 250 cars)

GOURMET

HOTEL

Kinuura Grand Hotel

Kinuura Grand Hotel

Website https://kinuuragrand.jp/
Address 1-1-9 Tajiri-cho, Hekinan-shi, Aichi
Access Please refer to the facility's official website.
https://kinuuragrand.jp/
Inquiries 0566-41-7171
Holidays Open all year round
Parking free
[ Lot #1 cap. 70 cars - hotel front ]
[ Lot #2 cap. 35 cars - 5-minute walk ]

ACCESS

By Train

By Train

By Train

By Car

By Car

By Car