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  • 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.
  • Sanjo Falls
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    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunhinoematamura Mount Mt.
    "This waterfall on the border of Niigata and Fukushima Prefectures has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls. The falls are on the Tadami River that flows from the Ozegahara Marshland to Lake Okutadami, and a popular trekking route connects it with Hiraname-no-taki Falls. The area's so beautiful that it's been said ""A visit to Ozei isn't complete without seeing Sanjo Falls and Ayamedaira marshlands"" Registered with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, Oze is one of Japan's premier high-altitude marshlands. Used as a base for mountain climbing, it's part of Oze National Park, which covers a vast area spanning four prefectures."
  • Ouchi-Juku Pavilion
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    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.
  • Koyasu Kannon
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    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi
    A Buddhist temple in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The temple's Kannon-do hall stands on hill with a sweeping view of the thatched roof homes of the Ouchi-juku post station district. The temple hall is normally closed but a festival is held once a year when the Buddhist image inside is displayed to the general public. The temple is dedicated to the protection of children and women and many worshippers come here to pray for children, safe childbirth, and healthy child growth.
  • Roadside Station Ban-ya
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    17 Reviews
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    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。

  • Roadside Station Shimogo
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    34 Reviews
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    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.

    会津方面から鬼怒川方面に向けて国道121号線を走り、南会津郡下郷町で合流する国道289号線を左折して10Kmくらい走った辺りにあります。トイレ休憩を兼ねて立ち寄りましたが、会津方面からと白河方面からの車でかなり混雑していました。特設のテントで売られていた串こんにゃく(100円/本)を食べながら一息ついて出かけました。国道289号線を利用したことのない人に情報提供できればと思いますが、山間部の国道は...

  • Yunokami-Onsen Station Building
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Yunokami Oshimaotsu 74
    An Aizu Railway, Aizu Line station located in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station is one of only two in the country with a thatched roof like that of an old-fashioned Japanese home. The station's waiting area has an irori sunken hearth and other old-fashioned accoutrements and the hearth is kept lit for visitors when staff are working. The station was selected as one of the 100 best stations in the Tohoku region in 2002 and is visited by many tourists.
  • To-no-Hetsuri
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    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.
  • Lake Tagokura
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaiduguntadamimachi Tagokura
    An artificial lake created by the construction of Tagokura Dam located on the Tadami River in Tadami Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Famous for its char fishing, many fishing lovers come here to enjoy this freshwater fish treasure trove. A paid sightseeing boat, the Blue Lake, also plies the waters. In fall, the autumn foliage of the area reflects beautifully off the surface of the lake, and many tourists visit here to enjoy the sight.
  • Roadside Station Tajima
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    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    道の駅たじまの軽食コーナー。お勧めはトマトとアスパラのソフトクリーム。非常にレベルの高いご当地ソフトクリームで立ち寄る度に食べています。誕生日に無料になったり、JAFの割引で超お買い得になったり、サービス精神も旺盛。

  • Numayama Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunhinoematamura
    A pass serving as the entranceway to Oze Marshland located in Hinoemata Village, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Past Miike, the pass is closed to private vehicles and motorcycles, and visitors can take a shuttle bus to go further. There's also an observatory a short ways down from the summit, and here visitors can get a sweeping view of Mt. Sarabuse and Oze Marshland on clear days. The pass' walking path has been selected as one of the 50 best in Fukushima.
  • Mt. Aizu-Komagatake
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    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunhinoematamura
    A 2,133 meter high mountain located in Oze National Park in Hinoemata Village, Minamiaizu County , Fukushima Prefecture. The mountain is considered one of the 100 most beautiful in Japan. From the top, visitors can get a sweeping view of the mountains of Oze, the Three Mountains of Echigo, and Mt. Hiragatake. Wooden walkways have also been put in place in some areas, and many mountain lovers come here to view alpine plants such as Primula cuneifolia.
  • Ozenuma Visitor Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunhinoematamura On the banks of Ozenuma
    An information facility located in Oze National Park in Hinoemata Village, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. Staff are always on hand and informational panels present the wildlife and plants of Oze. Many tourists come here before going out to look for Asian skunk cabbage or stroll the wetlands. The facility is open from mid-May to late October.
  • Oze Marshland
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunhinoematamura Mt.
    A wetlands area located 1,660 meters above sea level in Oze National Park straddling Hinoemata Village, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture and Katashina Village, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture. The area is renowned as the biggest mountain wetlands in Japan. Many visitors come here to walk the marshlands and enjoy area flowers when in season such as Asian skunk cabbages around May and Nikko day lilies around July.
  • Kawai Tsuginosuke Memorial Hall
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    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaiduguntadamimachi Shiozawa Uenodai 850-5
    A memorial hall in Uenodai, Shiozawa, Tadami Town, Minamiaizu County. On display are exhibits related to Kawai Tsuginosuke, a retainer for Echigo Nagaoka, who fell in Shiozawa, Tadami during the Boshin War at the end of the Edo Period. Materials include documents related to the novel Toge by author Shiba Ryotaro about the life of Kawai Tsuginosuke as well as the House where Kawai Tsuginosuke Met his Demise, the reconstructed house of village doctor Yazawa Soeki where he passed away. It is closed in winter from mid-November to late April.

    家族の要望で一緒について行った河井継之助記念館です。実際私は河井継之助と言う人のことは全く知らなかったので、ただ記念館としか感じませんでした。展示物も多い記念館でしたが、歴史がわからないと、感動も無く勿体無いと感じました。

  • Maezawa Magariya Village
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizumachi Maezawa
    A village located in Maezawa, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The majority of the village was destroyed in a fire in 1907 and was rebuilt all at once thereafter, resulting in the highly uniform architecture of the village. Today, many of the village’s traditional homes still stand and the village has been designated a National Important Preservation County for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Events held in the village include the Maezawa Yakushi-sama Festival in May and the Maezawa Magariya Festival in October. During the annual Sainokami event held in January, the village road is lined with candles.

    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。

  • Aizu-Tajima Gion Kaikan
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    7 Reviews
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    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.

    会津田島駅の裏にある、祇園会館です。 会館の展示を見る人は少なくて、もっぱら田舎料理のバイキングのお店と化しています。 素朴な田舎料理のバイキングが1000円弱で味わえます。また秋季限定で、しんごろうを味わうことができます。

  • 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.
  • Hiraname Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Hinoematamura Hiuchigatake
    This falls is along the Tadamigawa River where it flows from the east edge of Osegahara northward. As its name (“smooth slide”) implies, it flows down 400 meters from a massive rock as if sliding down a hill. This shows that the river, which seems to at first glance to flow through a flat landscape, so that one cannot tell where it comes from, is actually flowing down a gentle slope. About a kilometer farther down the river is Sanjo Falls, chosen as one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls. It appears to be more powerful than Hiraname Falls. Certain sections of the riverbank can be extremely muddy, so walkers need to be fully prepared.
  • Roadside Station Oze Hinoemata
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Hinoematamura Mizuri 1136-1

    一般的なお土産だけではなく、地元の魚の燻製や裁ちそばなど、檜枝岐ならではのお土産を買うこともできます。食堂のそばは人気で、午後には売り切れていました。

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