Summer Glamp and Fox Shrine

Wood Design Park

You cannot let summer pass without doing barbecue party and river wading. When you want to go somewhere relaxing and far away from the stressful city life, the Wood Design Park in Okazaki is one of the best summer escapades you’ll not want to miss out. The park boasts its “wood tile design” which sets the mood in a state of tranquillity. Moreover, it is being surrounded by nature as it is located in the outskirts of Okazaki City.


There are three plans for the barbecue courses you can choose from, the first one is bringing your own food (reservation until 5pm one day before arrival), the second one is going empty handed wherein the management provides the food (reservation 3 days before arrival), and the last one is the rooftop plan wherein customers will have to bring their own food and take the rooftop spot (reservation until 5pm one day before arrival). All plans are inclusive to unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.


From outdoor treetops to hanging wooden pods, the park presents different kinds of spot you can explore. To fully experience the luxurious glamping, visitors are encouraged to swim or wade in the rivers surrounding the park.

Business Hours: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Morning Session: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM; Afternoon Session:  2:30PM – 5:30 PM)

Access: Himen-8-4 Kajinochō, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444-3443

Toyokawa Inari

DSC_0951Toyokawa Inari is one of the shrines where you can see hundreds of fox statues. The fox statue, being a popular diety in Japan, is believed to bring prosperity to its devotees.


It is said that the fox statues were donated to the shrine by industries with their names carved below the stone to pray for the success and growth of their businesses. Thus, resulting to the infamous hundred fox stones.


At the opposite side of the shrine entrance is a place called ‘Monzencho’ where small souvenir shops and restaurants offer various local delicacies. You should not miss it the special Inarizushi they are selling here!

Access:  442-0033 Aichi-ken, Toyokawa-shi, Toyokawachō (accessible by train)

This trip was made possible by KIS International Tour’s one day bus tour. If you want to know more of their tour packages, feel free to comment below.