Spots in Minami-Aizu Area

  • Ouchi-juku
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto
    O-uchi-juku was designated an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1981. It was founded around 1640 as the third post station from Aizu Castle town in the 130 kilometer road connecting Aizu Castle and Imaichi, Nikko City in Tochigi Prefecture. The townscape remains as is, taking visitors back in time to the Edo period. There are also night tours available from the end of April to late November.
  • Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Takatsuehara 535
    This is a ski resort on Takatsue Hara in the Aizu highlands. It boasts a spectacular panoramic view from the top and fine powder snow. There are various courses tailored to a range of levels from beginner to advanced including a family course which can be enjoyed safely with small children as well as a top hill course with a maximum inclination of 36 degrees. In addition there are facilities to enjoy after skiing such as a resort hotel overlooking the ski resort and a day hot spring “Shirakaba no yu.”

    2月29日に訪問。 スキー場に着くまで、雪がまったくなかったので、コースが、硬いかもと思って行きましたが大丈夫でした(^-^) 前日少し降ったのかもしれませんが圧雪の所はありませんでした。 初心者用になだらかな、長いコースがあり練習にさいてきでした。リフトを降りるときとも、なだらかで安全でした。 初めて行ったのですが、スペーシア?のロッジの方で食事しました、期待してなかったですが、グラタンと...

  • Roadside Station Tajima
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Itozawa Oga Numawara 3242 - 6
    A roadside station standing along National Route 121 in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station sells fresh, local, seasonal mountain and farm vegetables, local sakes, and a wide variety of other goods. You can enjoy asparagus soft serve ice cream in the light meal area. The station sees many local residents as well as tourists exploring the Oku-aizu area on foot.

    休憩に寄りました。 トイレの手洗いにお湯があり、とても親切です! お土産がかなり品揃えがよかったですが、特に必要なかだたので、アイスクリームだけかいました。300円とリーズナブルなのも魅力です。

  • Ouchi-Juku Pavilion
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 8
    A facility located in the almost exact center of Ouchi-juku a 15 minute drive by car from Yunokami-Onsen Station which contains presents the lifestyle lived in the area during Japan’s era of post station towns. Ouchi-juku’s honjin, or troop headquarters, was one of the strongholds along the Shimotsuke Kaido highway built in the early Edo period, and was used by the lords of Aizu Domain when travelling to and from the capital of Edo. This honjin was remodeled into the Ouchi-Juku Pavilion. The hall provides information on areas as such as the lord’s exclusive entranceway, jodan-no-ma raised floor room, bath, and thatched roof, as well as exhibits presenting the tools and other items people once used here as part of everyday life. In addition, firewood is continually lighting in the building’s traditional sunken hearth year-round as part of measures necessary to keep the thatch roof in good working order.

    Oouchijuku is a lodging village on the former Aizu West Kaidou (main road) that linked Aizu-wakamatsu to the Nikkou Kaidou leading to Edo. Oouchijuku was the third lodging village after leaving...

  • Magariya Shiryokan
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizumachi Maezawa 337
    This village in Maezawa, Minamiaizu Town was selected as a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 2011. It features 19 traditional homes including 13 chumon-zukuri magariya, a style of L-shaped farmhouses characteristic of the Tohoku region. The village, which is still actively inhabited, is a well-preserved example of a landscape from a bygone era. The village is open to visitors from late April to around mid-November.

    高清水自然公園のヒメサユリを見てから伺いました。入村料300円とられます。郷土資料館は普通にあるからぶき屋根の家。昔、村全体が火事にあい、同じ組織の大工集団が集落を造ったのでほぼ同じ建物。村の中を一周するも見るものは、水車、大杉の枯れた根元以外に見るものなし。見学時間20分くらい。300円は高い。

  • Ouchi-Juku Misawaya
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 26-1
    Misawaya, where visitors can eat handmade takato soba (leek soba), is famous as the place where their grated daikon radish soba is eaten using leeks instead of chopsticks. Since Masayuki Hoshina (Matsudaira) became lord of Aizu Domain in 1643, grated daikon radish soba has been called takato soba. As well as takato soba, visitors can also have kozuyu (a local soup) and tempura manju, traditional dishes usually served on auspicious occasions and ceremonial gatherings in Aizu.

    I went here during winter and being able to eat good food while sitting under a warm kotatsu was wonderful. The environment is very cozy and the architecture is fascinating with many pieces of...

  • Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Haryu Hirutakiyama 857-150
    Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort is a municipal ski resort run by Minami-Aizu township. There are a total of 11 slopes to suit all abilities from beginners to experts. The Daichan Park located near the lodge has a range of children’s play equipment including roller slides etc.; on weekends the resort’s mascot “Dai-chan” makes an appearance here. At the restaurant visitors can enjoy famous local Aizu specialties such as “Sauce Katsudon” (a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet served with Worcestershire sauce) and Shoyu Ramen (ramen noodles served in a broth flavored with soy sauce).

    Snow condition was very good. Mid-level boarder can enjoy. You can enjoy delicious pizza and coffee!

  • Aizukogen Takahata Ski Area
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Omomo Ichinomama 20-3
    A ski resort located in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The resort has a total of 10 courses for beginners to experts. There’s also a free rest space and restaurant—the fresh-baked bread and karaage fried chicken are particularly popular. Many skiers from far and wide come here. The resort is for skiing only and snowboarding is prohibited.

    奥行のある中規模のスキーヤー専用スキー場。決して規模は大きくないものの、土日でも一般利用者は少なく、カービングでかっ飛ばすのに気持ちのいい斜面がそろっています。 スキーヤーとしてはこの上なく満足できる滑走ができるスキー場です。 驚くほど上手な方が多いのもこのスキー場の特徴で、特にブラックリフトの前半はゲレンデから目が離せません。 高畑を含め、南会津のスキー場は高速も含めて渋滞とほぼ無縁です。一般...

  • Roadside Station Shimogo
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Nagurasawa Koizumi 844-188
    A roadside station located in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can buy wood crafts and local specialty products. In the station's restaurant, you can enjoy handmade soba noodles created with high quality buckwheat flour or a rice bowl topped with Aizu jidori chicken. A perfect place to take a break, the station also has an observatory from which you can enjoy the vast, seasonal natural beauty of the Minamiaizu area.

    道の駅しもごうのレストラン。 料金はレジで後払いです。 テーブル席と座敷席がありますが、どれも4人掛け。 天気がよい季節にはテラス席を使うこともできます。 一押しは会津地鶏の親子丼なんだろうと思いますが、今回は会津のB級グルメのソースカツ丼をいただきました。 結構なボリュームでお腹いっぱいになりました!

  • Roadside Station Ban-ya
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Banquet 4
    A roadside station located in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Located at the entranceway to the lush and expansive Oze area, the station sells local specialty products such as akakabu-zuke red turnip pickles and Alpine leeks. The station also has a restaurant area where you can eat juwari soba noodles made with buckwheat grown in the harsh temperature changes of the area, soba-kaki dumplings, and gyoza pot stickers made with Alpine leeks.

    周囲何もない、昔からの鄙びた温泉が点在するマイナー国道沿いにあり、注意しないと通り過ぎてしまう小さな道の駅。 流行の車中泊も、早めに食料を入手持参しないと絶食状態になる、付近にコンビニや売店も皆無の環境。 トイレ休憩がメインと考えるべき。

  • Aizukogen Nango Ski Resort
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Sakai Yunoiri 293
    A ski resort located in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The resort has 12 courses as well as a kids park, making it a popular destination for families with children. The resort also allows snowboarding and is renowned for its halfpipe facility. The resort’s restaurant serves yakisoba curry, tomato ramen, and other favorite cheap eats from the Aizu area.

    南郷スキー場には”ひめさゆり植栽地”というのがあり、6月 中旬-7月上旬にかけて”ひめさゆり”が見られると言うこと で行って来ました。丁度、6月15日が第25回ひめさゆり祭と 言う事でしたが、私が行ったのは6月12日で、ひめさゆりも 沢山咲いていました。ひめさゆり以外にもニッコウキスゲ (地元ではゼンテイカと呼ぶそうです)も咲いていました。 この”ひめさゆり”という花は、私も初めてみたのですが、な...

  • To-no-Hetsuri
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Yagoshima Shimoji forest
    A cliff located in Okawa Hatori Prefectural Nature Park in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The area has many natural rock formations which visitors can view up close thanks to a nearby suspension bridge. The cliff was also selected as a National Natural Monument in 1943. Many visitors come here to enjoy the area's seasonal scenery.
  • Oze National Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Fukushima prefecture, Niigata prefecture
    This is the largest high wetland in Honshu also known as the motif of a nationally beloved song, Natsu-no Omoide (“Summer Memories”). It is the 29th national park in Japan and includes Ozegahara. It is home to animals and plants unique to wetlands such as mizubasho (lysichiton americanum or asian skunk cabbage), iris setosa (arctic iris) and ermine as well as alpine plants such as day lilies and gentiana thunbergii. As the whole park area is formed by mountains such as Mt. Kasagatake, Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Hiuchigatake, climbing equipment and clothes suitable to the season are indispensable. There are three campgrounds in the area and two visitor centers, and it is a base for walking and climbing.
  • Honke Kanoya
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 48
    A shop which carries crepe products and folk crafts amidst the simple Japanese-style homes of Ouchi-juku. The colorful crepe decorating the shop front is a sight which draws the eyes of countless tourists. All of the shop’s accessories and knickknacks are handmade. Particularly popular is the shop’s animals, dried persimmons, and vegetable baskets, all made from crepe material. The shop owner is quite friendly, and one of the shop’s charms is the warm welcome visitors are greeted with, sometimes including tea and a sampling of pickles. The shop makes for some great photographs in winter when snow is on the ground. The store does close, however, during snowstorms, so take note of the weather before visiting.

    ちりめん細工を中心に手作りの民芸品などを販売していて、大内宿は築350年-400年の茅葺きが多い。かぼちゃや柿など、野菜や果物の形をしたお手玉をはじめ、色取りどりのちりめん製品が揃い、漬け物や味噌などの郷土食を多数販売していて、お土産にもいいと思います。

  • Aizu-Tajima Gion Kaikan
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizumachi Otsubo 30-1
    A museum on Okurairi Street in Otsubo, Tajima, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County. On display are materials and exhibits related to the Aizu Tajima Gion Festival, a tradition which stretches back over 800 years. A special portable shrine that shows the features of the four portable shrines that are used during the festival and a series of dolls showing the procession reproduce the particulars of the festival in realistic fashion. There's also a buffet serving local home cooking using local ingredients, a restaurant serving traditional local cuisine, an a shop.

    11時半からバイキング開始、お値段は税込み918円でした。 バイキングの他に、郷土料理である鰊の山椒漬けなどの一品料理を付けるともうちょっと金額が高くなりますが、里山バイキングだけでも20種類くらいのおかずがあるので、食べ応えは十分だと思います。 ご飯は、古代米と白米が準備されていました。 メインディッシュは、鶏の唐揚げ、野菜のかき揚げ、煮魚など。 そのほか、小鉢系のお総菜が、お豆腐、おひたし、お...

  • Honke Tamaya
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 3
    A soba noodle restaurant located in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The restaurant operates out of an atmospheric old Japanese building over 400 years old with tatami mat seating, and diners here can enjoy negi soba (wedding soba), a local specialty dish in the Ouchi-juku area. The restaurant's soba noodles are made with Aizu-grown buckwheat, and people love their firm, chewy texture. The vegetables in the restaurant uses are also locally-grown. The restaurant's black rice kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes are also popular.

    I highly recommend these local restaurant is very delicious and is still run by family from generation to generation and the decoration in the house or in the restaurant is very traditional Japanese...

  • Ajidokoro Minatoya
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 34
    This local cuisine restaurant is located in Ouchi-juku, roughly 15 minutes by car from Yunokami-Onsen Station. The building still has its straw thatched roof, for an olden times sensation you can feel in your skin. They are careful to use 100% specially grown soba for their juwari soba. “Ten zarusoba” with freshly made soba and homemade vegetable tempura is popular. Also, you can purchase “shingoro” —local dish of Minami Aizu—in front too. The half-polished rice is stuck on a skewer, coated with 10-year miso and then cooked on a charcoal grill—perfect food for walking and eating.

    It was warm reception with a delicious meals, good service in a lovely japanese style place. I recommend to visitor of Oochijuku to try the restaurant and enjoy the variety of Japanese food

  • Asanuma Shokudo
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 51
    A restaurant located in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The thatched roof restaurant commands an excellent view of the Ouchi-juku district and here you can enjoy local Aizu cuisine. The restaurant is famous for its fresh char grilled over an irori sunken hearth, and handmade negi soba noodles eaten not with chopsticks but a negi Welsh onion.

    宿場町の通りの突き当りなので、この店の軒先から見る通りは素晴らしい風景です。食事は普通で観光地価格です(笑)が、この景色を見る席料だと思えば悪くないです。名物のネギそばを食べましたが、ネギが辛くて決して美味しくはありません。普通のメニューを選んだ方が良いかも。

  • Yamagataya
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 43
    A soba restaurant located in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can enjoy handmade soba noodles made with locally-grown buckwheat. The restaurant's decor is traditionally Japanese. The restaurant serves negi soba, a local specialty from the Ouchi-juku area, and seasonal dishes like mountain vegetable cuisine, char and other fish dishes, and horsemeat.

    そばを注文すると箸代わりにネギが1本出てきます。しかし食べにくいので箸も出てきます。ネギは薬味代わりにかじりながらおいしくいただきました。昼食としてゆっくり食べることができました。

  • Kintaro Soba Yamamotoya
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 15
    A soba noodle restaurant located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of an old Japanese home with a thatched roof, here you can enjoy soba noodles made with care according to a labor-intensive process. The restaurant's authentic, handmade soba noodles are created with a homemade flour stone milled from locally grown buckwheat. The restaurant also sells yaki-dango dumplings broiled at the front of the shop.

    宿のおかみさんに、どこのお蕎麦がおいしいか尋ねたところ教えていただいたのが、ここ山本屋さん。胡桃蕎麦が絶品だから食べて行ってと。ここだけで食べられるこのそばは本当に素晴らしい。聞いたところ、ネギ蕎麦はもともと他のところの食べ方が大内宿に渡ってきたとのことでした。(そういうわけで、この店にはネギ蕎麦はないのかな?)

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