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Other Sightseeing Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Bandai-Azuma Skyline Drive
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima-shi, Fawashima-shi, Inawashiro-machi
    This is a sightseeing road in Fukushima City. It’s a 28.7 kilometer line connecting Takayu Onsen to Tsuchiyu Pass. It was once a toll road but is now free to use. Taking the route through to Azuma Mountain Range to an elevation of 1,350 meters offers a beautiful view of Mt. Azuma-kofuji and more. Every season has its attraction, such as the lovely foliage in fall, but the road is closed in winter.
  • Yukiwari Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Saigo village Nishishirakawa gun Fukushima ken
    An arching red bridge stretching 81 meters over the source of the Abukuma River. The name Yukiwari comes from the beautiful scenery of the Abukuma River flowing through the snowy field during the winter. This is also a predominant scenic spot in the Kashi Kogen Plateau with bright fresh green leaves in the spring and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.
  • Sankodai
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagumbandaimachi Sarashina
    An observatory located in Bandai Town, Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. The observatory is located along the Bandai Azuma Gold Line scenic driving road and has parking which can accommodate around 10 vehicles. From the observatory, you can see Lake Inawashiro as well as magnificent Mt. Bandai sprawling to the east. Note that the observatory only has parking and no toilets or other facilities.
  • Nanokamachi-dori Avenue
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Omachi
    A road in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Part of the Five Aizu Highways during Japan's feudal domain period, because it connected with major highways leading to the major trading points of Nikko, Echigo, and Yonezawa, the street was lined with wholesalers, inns, and restaurants. An old fashioned air from this heyday still lingers here, and visitors to this popular tourist destination will find rows of lacquerware shops, restaurants, and sake breweries.
  • Bandai Azuma Lake Line
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamaguninawashiromachi · Kitashiobara Village
    A sightseeing road which passes through Inawashiro Town and Kitashiobara Village in Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. The road passes by Lake Akimoto, Lake Onogawa and Lake Hibara, and drivers can enjoy seasonal scenery along the way. There is also a walking path along the road and toilets, and visitors can trek the road in addition to driving it. Due to its beautiful scenery, many camera lovers travel here from around the country to take pictures.
  • Bandaisan Gold Line
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima prefecture Yama-gun Bandai-cho/Kitashiobara village
    A sightseeing road passing through Inawashiro Town and Kitashiobara Village in Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. The road connects Aizu with the Bandai Highland, an area dotted with lakes and marshes large and small. Drivers can enjoy the seasonal scenery of locations such as Mt. Bandai, the Goshiki-numa wetlands, and the Oguninuma wetlands. The Sankodai Observatory along the road also offers a sweeping view of Lake Inawashiro.
  • Oyaku-en (Aizu Matsudaira Clan Garden)
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Hanaharumachi 8-1
    A Japanese garden located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The garden was originally created in the Muromachi period as part of a villa built by Ashina Morihisa. Oyaku-en means medicinal herb garden -the name is derived from the many medicinal plants which are grown in it. Visitors can enjoy the garden's seasonal scenery as well as a cup of medicinal herb tea. The garden was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty as one of the best examples of an Edo period daimyo landscape garden.

    Besides the lovely grounds there seems to be a development vegetation center associated with the overall gardens. I was very pleased with the whole effect.

  • Sukagawa Peony Garden
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Sukagawashi Botanen
    A garden located in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. The garden is 10 hectares, and here visitors can enjoy tree peonies and other seasonal flowers and scenery. The garden is the only tree peony garden in the country designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. An entrance fee is required when the tree peonies are in bloom but otherwise the garden is generally free.

    I lived a few hundred meters away from this place and whilst is is a typical, well-manicured Japanese garden featuring Peonies it can get extremely busy when they are in bloom. Do go there at odd...

  • Fudosawa Bridge (Tsubakuro Valley)
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima City Fukushima Prefecture
    A 170 meter long overpass spanning the Tsubakuro Valley in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The bridge is also one of the Eight Picturesque Sights of Azuma, observatory points scattered along the Bandai Azuma Skyline. From the bridge, visitors can enjoy the seasonal scenery of the area; the location is particularly renowned for its fall foliage in autumn. During the fall foliage season, many tourists come here to take in the view.
  • Jorakuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Sakuramoto Wicked God 38
    A Japanese garden located in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can enjoy seasonal botanical beauty, including cherry blossoms, iris flowers, and fall foliage. The garden also has a tea room where you can have a cup of matcha powdered green tea and a bowl of zenzai sweet red bean soup. During the yearly iris festival, the garden holds tea ceremony events, attracting many visitors. The garden is open from March to November.
  • Nishiazuma Sky Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Prefecture/Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture
    An 18 kilometer long scenic road connecting Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Prefecture and Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. The road is closed in winter and is open to traffic from mid-April to early November. The Shirabu Pass observatory situated along the road offers a sweeping view of Lake Hibara and Mt. Bandai. During the fall foliage season, many visitors come here to enjoy the leaves.
  • Misaki Park, Iwaki Marine Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahamashimokajiro Osaku 93
    This lookout tower is in Misaki Park, Osaku, Shimokajiro, Onahama, Iwaki City. Its 106-meter above sea level observation room and rooftop Sky Deck offer panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. The 700,000 square meter park has walkways and a viewing platform extending out over the tide that lets you look down on the sea below.
  • Ayu-no-tsuribashi Bridge
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawagunyamatsurimachi Uchikawa Yamatsuri 93-1
    This suspension bridge is located near Yamatsuri Station in Uchikawa, Yamatsuri Town, Higashishirakawa County. Spanning 62 meters over the Kuji River, it offers sweeping views of the seasonal scenery along the river including cherry blossoms and fall foliage. The Muso Fall, which have been selected as one of the best 30 waters in Fukushima, is located across the bridge.


  • Toden Oze Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Niigata Uonuma-shi
    A wooden bridge located within Oze National Park, Japan's largest mountainous wetland. The bridge crosses the border between Niigata and Fukushima Prefectures and is a great place to get a glimpse of Asian skunk cabbage. You can see a variety of flowers that Oze is known for including marsh-marigolds and Helleborine orchids. Oze is in an area with heavy snowfall and is also one of Japan's leading plant repositories. Over 900 different species have been confirmed growing in the natural conditions such as wetlands, swampland, and rocky terrain.
  • Fukushima Jodo Daira Astronomical Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washikurayama 1
  • Bonari Green Line
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Yama-gun Inawashiromachi
  • Seaburiyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Minatomachi
  • Soryunotuji
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Prefecture Fukushima
  • Amakaze Sakai
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Yama-gun Inawashiromachi
  • Ryofutoge
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Prefecture Yama-gun Kitashiobara-mura

Fukushima Areas


Fukushima is a blend of fantastic scenery, delectable sake, and kaleidoscopic colors. This nature-rich prefecture displays its splendor from the hidden Abukuma Cave underground right to the top of its sky-high mountain road, known as the Bandai-Azuma Skyline.

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