city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Asia > East Asia > Japan > Chubu > Aichi > Tahara

Tahara (田原) is a city in Aichi.

Akabane Beach


Aichi's southernmost town, Tahara has absorbed the towns of Akabane and Atsumi to become a single city of about 66,000. The city now claims all of the Atsumi peninsula, separating Mikawa Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It is also home to a Toyota factory reputed to be among the most sophisticated plants in the world. There is a Lexus plant here.

Get inEdit

By ferryEdit

Irago Crystal Port is on Cape Irago at the tip of the peninsula.

  • The Ise Bay Ferry runs from Toba, Mie. The ride takes 55 minutes and costs ¥1500 per person. Vehicles can also be transported for ¥4500 and up, depending on the length of your vehicle.
  • The Meitetsu Ferry provides a connection from Koba Port, near Nagoya's Centrair Airport for ¥2240.

By trainEdit

Tahara can be reached from Toyohashi via the Atsumi line of the Toyohashi Railway (豊橋鉄道渥美線, Toyohashi Tetsudou Atsumi-sen) . It costs ¥510.

  • 1 Mikawa Tahara railway station (三河田原駅, Mikawa-Tahara-eki).  

Get aroundEdit


Irago Misaki Lighthouse
  • 1 Hii Stone Gates (日出の石門, Hiinosekimon). Beautiful stone arches carved by the sea.
  • 2 Irago Misaki Lighthouse (伊良湖岬灯台, Irago-Misaki Toudai).  
  • 3 Mount Zao Observatory (蔵王産展望台, Zaou-san Tenboudai) (take a bus for ¥100 from Mikatawahara station), +81 53-122-0426. 09:00-22:00. At an altitude of 250 m, this observatory offer a nice 360-degree panorama of the city and Mikawa Bay. Especially nice at night.
  • 4 Tahara Castle Ruins (田原城跡), Tahara-cho Hakou 11-1, +81 53-122-1720. 09:00-17:00. The castle was built around 1480; the grounds now house a small municipal museum.    


Koijigahama Beach
  • 1 Koijigahama Beach (恋路ヶ浜, Koijigahama). This sandy, arc-shaped beach near the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula is about 1 km long. Its name dubs it the "beach of romance".
  • Pacific Long Beach (表浜, Omotehama). Popular beach for fishing and surfing.





View of Cape Irago from Irako View Hotel


Go nextEdit

This city travel guide to Tahara is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!