Spots in Shirakawa Area

  • Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Iwasegunteneimura Hatori Lake Plateau
    Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort is a ski resort developed to the south of Lake Hatori on the 1510 meter-high Mt. Kamafusa. What makes the ski slope at Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort special is that the slope has a gentle gradient all the way down so that even beginners can ski all the way down from the summit. This is the only ski resort in Fukushima Prefecture with a high-speed quad ski lift; first-time skiers can reach the mountain top with its spectacular views in just five minutes. Accommodation is available at a ski lodge located right in front of the ski slope. Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort makes planning your ski trip really easy; you can enjoy skiing until time is up and then relax in the ski lodge’s large baths.

    何年かぶりにスノボーに行ってきました。 今年は雪が少ないのですが、この日は前日に降った事もあり雪がありました。 前回はステップインのボードを持って行ったのですが、靴の底が劣化で剥がれてしまって折角リフト券を買ったのに滑れませんでした。 木曜金曜はシニアとレディースはリフト券が半額です。 5時間なら1550円一日券は1800円 天候も心配していたのですが、良い感じです。 ゲレンデも空いていたので、沢...

  • Shirakawa Barrier
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Hatajuku Shirakawauchi
    One of Japan's ancient checkpoints located a 30 minute bus ride from JR Shirakawa Station in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. Considered one of the three major checkpoints of the bygone Mutsu Domain, descriptions of the barrier appear in the poems of Matsuo Basho and many other poets. Shirakawaseki no Mori Park is located nearby as well as facsimiles of ancient facilities that once stood here based on literature and other sources from the time. The barrier has been selected as a National Historic Site and is visited by many tourists.

    I visited this National Historic Site with my wife. The exact location of the gateway to Tohoku area had been lost until it was determined in the Edo era. As such, there is not much to see.

  • Roadside Station Hanawa
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawagunhanawamachi Hanawa Sakuragichou 388-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 118. The station's farm-fresh shop sells seasonal vegetables and rice. The area is known for growing devil's tongue, used to make kon'nyaku jelly, and station visitors can purchase healthy kon'nyaku foods like sashimi konnyaku and konnyaku ramen. The station has a rest corner where visitors can take a break as well.

    この道の駅の特徴は、直売店とレストランの他に、全国チェーンのコンビニがテナントに入っていることです。コンビニ利用客も多くて、地元の人たちで混雑していました。駐車場の空きを探すのに苦労しました。

  • Roadside Station Tamakawa, Kobushino Sato
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Ishikawaguntamakawamura Gampouji Miyanomae 140-2
    A roadside station located in Tamakawa Village, Ishikawa County, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can buy Chinese water spinach and other locally grown, farm-fresh produce as well as folk crafts. The adjoining restaurant uses Aizu no Aori buckwheat to make chewy and flavorful soba noodles. Dedicated to fresh made and fresh cooked, the restaurant's noodles are springy and delicious.

    福島空港の近くにある玉川村の道の駅です。 規模も小さく、地元の名産品を販売しているお店、軽食カウンターとインフォメーションがあるくらいでした。 国道沿いにないので、あまり使い勝手のよくない道の駅と思いました。

  • Yamamoto Fudoson
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawaguntanaguramachi Kitayamamoto Kohizawa 94-2
    A Shingon Chisan Buddhist temple frequented by tourists. Located in Tanagura Town, Higashishirakawa County, Fukushima Prefecture, the temple is dedicated to Acala. Visitors can enjoy seasonal scenery here, such as a beautiful ravine area and an avenue of cedar trees over 100 years old. The temple is also a popular fall foliage destination and during the season the grounds are lit up at night.

    まずはじめにすみません。 実際に訪れるまでは大したこと無い普通のお寺だろうと高を括っていました。 ※紹介してくれたK氏には心から感謝 栃木県と福島県の県境にある山本不動尊。 地元では厄除けや開運で有名な歴史あるお寺なんだと知りなるほどと一人納得。 細い道を抜けた先に駐車場があるのですが道が狭いのでペーパードライバーの方は要注意です。 車を停めて参道を歩くと何とも言えない雰囲気の灯篭の連続に圧倒され...

  • Roadside Station Hatoriko Kogen
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Iwasegunteneimura Tarao Shibakusa 1-3552
    A roadside station located in Tenei Village, Iwase County, Fukushima Prefecture. Standing at the entranceway to the Hatoriko Highland area, the station sells locally grown Welsh onions, rice, yacon, and other farm fresh produce, as well as local sakes and specialty products. The station's restaurant serves light meals such as udon noodles made with yacon, ramen, and soba noodles.

    ドライブ&キャンプで訪問しました。 時間が遅かったので、食堂はやってませんでした。(売り切れ)お菓子と飲み物を買って食べました。バイクでツーリングの方々や家族とワンちゃんとドライブで来ている方々がいました。 サイクリングも近いのでじてんしの人もいます。トイレも綺麗でとても良いです。

  • Roadside Station Kinosato Ten-ei
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Iwasegunteneimura Osato Tembou 50-1
    A roadside station located in Tenei Village, Iwase County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station sells farm-fresh vegetables; rice, beans, and mushrooms picked by local farmers and delivered that morning. There's also a restaurant where you can eat handmade soba noodles, a Fukushima specialty; and dishes made with yacon.

    小さな道の駅です。 蕎麦がメインの食堂が併設されていますが、土産物の方が人気ですね。 その土産物ですが、地元の野菜や手作りのお菓子、ご飯、パンなどが魅力的です。 ここの焼きおにぎりやシソの葉で包んだおにぎりはお勧めです。レンジでチンして食べると良いですよ。

  • Shirakawa Flower World
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Nanko 59
    A paid botanical garden adjoining Nanko Park in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. Open each year from April to June, visitors can view tulips, German irises, and a variety of other flowering plants. The garden is visited by locals as well as large numbers of flower lovers from far and wide.

    アイリス、ネモフィラなど揃っていて本数はなかなか。エリアとしてはそれほど大きくない。お土産にお花を一株くれる。

  • Ayu-no-tsuribashi Bridge
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    3.0
    5 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.

    JR矢祭山駅から久慈川の対岸にある遊歩道を結ぶ観光用のつり橋です。夜間は利用禁止と書かれていました。対岸の滝に行くには近道になります。現在は橋の周辺で工事が行われており、やがては橋を中心とした親水公園として整備されるらしいです。

  • Shirakawa Komine Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Kakunai 1
    Shirakawa Komine Castle is a flatland-style Japanese castle that is just north of Shirakawa Station on the Tohoku Main Line. It is among Japan’s Top 100 Castles and one of Top 3 Tohoku Castles thanks to its stone walls which are rare in the Tohoku region. It was built in the Nanboku-cho period by Yuki Chikatomo on Kominegaoka Hill. In the Edo period it was lived in by Shogunate families such as the Honda and Matsudaira families. The modern three-story keep was reconstructed based on images from the Edo period and was designated as a National Historical Site in 2010.
  • Hatorikohan Auto Campsite
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Iwase-gun Teneimura Hatori Shibakusa 2-4
    A campsite along the Prefectural Rout 37 in Hatori Shibakusa, Tenei Village, Iwase County. They have a total of 45 sectioned campsites and three cottages, as well as shower and laundry facilities, allowing you to enjoy being outdoors surrounded by the abundant nature on the shores of Hatori Lake.

    今まで休日はコロナ自粛で家にずっといたので、そろそろキャンプでも行ってみようと思いWEBで予約して行きました。 サイトは若干狭めですが、綺麗なところです。 洗面所やトイレもとても綺麗です。お風呂は家族風呂の予約制です。わたしはソロだったのでシャワーで済ませました。100円で3分です。200円使いました。売店や自販機は21時までです。大好きな薪は1束300円でした。2束買いました。 近くに道の駅があ...

  • Nanko-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Sugoudate 2
    A Shinto shrine located in Nanko Prefectural Nature Park in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture dedicated to Matsudaira Sadanobu. The temple's treasure hall is a museum which displays items which belonged to Matsudaira. The temple is also famous for the Rakuo-zakura, a beautiful cherry tree some 200 years old, and when it blossoms in spring many visitors come here to view it.
  • Shirasaka no Mori Sports Park
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Shirasaka Ushishimizu 117
    A sports park located in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. The park has baseball fields which can be used at night, tennis courts, and a multipurpose field which can be used for soccer and other sports. The park also has a playground and gateball field, ensuring everyone, from children to senior citizens, can have fun here. The park is frequented by locals to meet and play sports.

    白河市にある大きな公園にスポーツ施設が充実している「しらさかの森スポーツ公園」。 テニス、ゲートボール、遊具のある広場、スタジアムなどの施設がありました。 自然たっぷりの環境なので、天気の良い日にファミリーでお出かけしたいスポットでした。

  • Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park Yamatsuriyama
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    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawagunyamatsurimachi Uchikawa Yamatsuri
    This park is on National Route 118 in Shimogawara, Yamashita, Yamatsuri Town, Higashishirakawa County. It's in a wonderful natural setting with distinctive rock formations and various plant life including over 50,000 azaleas, as well as lots of birds and wildlife. Besides azaleas, this scenic spot is one part of Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park on the Kujigawa River is also known for its cherry blossoms and colorful autumn leaves.
  • Muso Waterfall
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    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawagunyamatsurimachi Yamashita Taikodo 4-6
    This 10-meter-tall waterfall is located in Uchikawa, Yamatsuri Town, Higashishirakawa County. It can be accessed by crossing the 62 meter-long Ayu-no-Tsuribashi suspension bridge that spans the Kuji River from the Yamatsuriyama Station side. The name of the waterfall originates from a local folklore about the Buddhist monk Kukai's visit to the area. The falls have also been selected as one of the best 30 waters of Fukushima Prefecture. There are two notable Jizo statues near the falls.
  • Otsujiga Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Ishikawa-gun Tamakawamura Tatsuzaki Takiyama Chinai
    A waterfall along Abukuma River in Takishita, Maedagawa, Sukagawa City. The name comes from the falls drawing the shape of the Otsu kanji character. As the water level increases the width of the falls increase to around 100 meters, leading to its nickname of Little Niagara. When the poet Matsuo Basho visited, he wrote a verse, 'Oh what a sight! With the early summer rains the falls overflow.' On the banks is the Otsujigataki Archaeological Site, the oldest such in the city.
  • Tanagura Castle Ruins (Kamegajo Park)
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    Fukushima Higashishirakawa-gun Tanaguramachi Tanagura Castle Ruins
    Castle remains in Tanagura Town, Higashishirakawa County. It was built on the orders of Niwa Nagashige in 1627. During the Edo Period the lord of the castle changed frequently, seemingly every time a large turtle was seen floating in the castle moat, leading to it also being called Kamegajo (Turtle Castle). The castle fell during the Boshin War at the end of the Edo Period and in modern times the area is now Kamegajo Park. It's a well-known spot for cherry blossom viewing and the Juman-goku Tanagura Castle Festival is held during the blooming season.
  • Nanko Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Shirakawa-shi Nanko
    A park in Nanko, Shirakawa City. It's Japan's oldest public park, constructed by Matsudaira Sadanobu, lord of Shirakawa and known for the Kansei Reforms, for everyone to enjoy based around the ideal of social equality. The park houses the Kyorakutei tea house and the Suirakuen Japanese garden and you can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons from the cherry blossoms to the autumn colors or the snow-covered landscape.
  • Yukiwari Bridge
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    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.
  • Iwase Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwasegunkagamishimachi Sakuramachi 225
    A farm located in Kagamiishi Town, Iwase County, Fukushima Prefecture. The farm was cultivated in the Meiji period as Japan's first national farm. Today, a cattle barn on the farm is still used to raise cows. The farm also contains exhibits displaying rare historical implements used in animal husbandry. In addition, the farm has a garden where seasonal flowers grow, hand-pedaled bicycles, a treehouse, and other fun facilities, as well as a barbecue area.

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