The east of Aichi prefecture is a mountainous area with a lot of beautiful nature and good driving roads. A place worth visiting in this area is Horaiji. It is a temple on top of Mount Horaiji. Starting in the small and old town of Shimoura Kadoya, it is possible to hike to the Horaiji temple. While walking your way up, besides the good views there are a lot of interesting statues to see as well. Not in the mood to walk up? It is also possible to get very close to the temple by car via a different side. In the spring there are a lot of flowers blooming and visiting in autumn is a good opportunity to see beautiful foliage.
Below here are pictures taken in Horaiji: