Aichi Course Overview
Aichi is fifth prefecture located on and is bordered by Mie, Gifu, Nagano, and Shizuoka Prefectures. As of October 2015 Aichi had a population of 7,484,094, making it the fourth largest city in Japan. Orfinally the Aichi was divided into two provinces of Owari and Mikawa, but was united after the Meiji Restoration. The climate of Aichi is mild throughout the year with a large amount of rainfall in summer.(39)
There was a sharp contrast between the resources in Aichi and Shizuoka. While hiking in Shizuoka I did not have any trouble finding camping sites, or reading the maps. In Aichi the maps were frequently worn down by the weather and covered with mold.
This course starts at the Shizuoka / Aichi prefectural border
(静岡・愛知県境) at quickly takes you to Seven Falls of Atera (阿寺の七滝). Atera Seven Falls (阿寺の七滝) has been named number 51 of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. The falls contain a total of seven falls, from varying vantage points you can see all seven falls.
The Aichi course breaks off at Kusunoki settlement branch(楠木集落分岐), where you can take Ena route, or continue on to the main trail.
The Aichi course ends at Inuyama Castle (犬山城), before entering Gifu prefecture. The Ena route also meets up at Inuyama Castle (犬山城).
The website guides serve as an over view of each prefectural course the Ebook goes into much more detail about each section, this is because the prefectural courses offer multiple routes.
The course overview of each prefecture shows the outline of the course, and some of the major points of interest. The Tokai trail offers many different routes, and the maps, even those on the trail, do not always show all courses. To address this issues I wrote a free guidebook that covers the complete trail.