Aioiyama Park in Nagoya is a small, forested oasis in the south east of the city's urban sprawl.
Set around a small hill, the park consists of woods and large areas of bamboo interspersed with small orchards. Aioiyama Ryokuchi Park i one of the few remaining forests in the city that were once used for timber and charcoal.
Aioiyama Park attracts families out for a stroll, joggers and people looking for archaeological finds.
There are signposted walking trails through the park which is full of the tranquil sounds of birds and insects. Look out for the many species of butterflies here in summer.
At this time of year however, the park is a haven for mosquitoes so please keep yourself well-covered and wear a protective spray.
The nearest subway station to Aioiyama Park is Aioiyama on the Sakuradori Line, about a 15 minute walk south of the park. Buses 野並11系統 and 植田11系統 both run close to the park entrance.
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