Spots in Fukushima / Nihonmatsu Area

  • Jododaira Visitor Center
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washakurayama
    An information center located in Bandai-Asahi National Park in the Tsuchiyu Onsen (hot spring) Town in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The center has information panels with photographs of the Jododaira area and dioramas as well as a shop. The facility holds nature watching, trekking, and other events, attracting many tourists. The center is open from early April to mid-November.

    駐車場のゲート前で係員から「噴火活動のためにレストハウスは休業中ですが、よろしいですか」と尋ねられたが、ビジターセンターはオープンしているとのことだったので、500円払って駐車場に入った。ビジターセンターのジオラマ等の展示を見てから、15分ほどかけて、吾妻小富士の火口まで登った。正面に見える一切経山の火山特有の景観や、地熱に温められた水蒸気だと思うが、シュウシュウと音を立てているのを間近に聞くと...

  • Mt. Adatara Ropeway
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Okudake Onsen
    A toll ropeway 1,505.54 meters long located on Mt. Adatara in Nihonmatsu City. Riders get a sweeping view of the Adatara and Zao mountain ranges. The station at the top of the mountain has an observatory and park and many people come here to go hiking. The ropeway operates from late April to November.

    On May 17th 2017, we enjoyed views by the Ropeway. I am pleased to recommend you to purchase a voucher with 400 discount at the hotel you lodged.

  • 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.
  • Fukushima Product Promotion Center
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Mikawaminamimachi 1-20
    This product promotion center is located inside the first floor of Corasse Fukushima a three-minute walk from JR Fukushima Station's west exit. Its features a sake area, a special product area, a handicrafts area, and a lounge aimed at conveying the high quality of Fukushima Prefecture's products to as many people as possible in an enjoyable manner. The handicrafts area exhibits both traditional and modern including a line of products produced by the designer Junko Koshino that represent the best of what Fukushima has to offer.

    Its reasonable to be wary of typical souvenir shops. I lived three years in Queensland, Australia. Shops that catered to Japanese tourists visiting Queenslands Gold Coast were terribly overpriced...

  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Sawamatsukura 1
    This is a zoo in Shiozawa Hot Spring, Nihonmatsu City, about 15 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Interchange. Within the facility, carnivores such as lions and tigers and approximately 1,100 herbivorous animals such as African elephants and giraffes run free in the expansive grounds. Visitors can enjoy a thrilling feeling of exploration by taking a trip around the park by car, rent-a-car or a zoo bus. In addition, visitors can see unusual animals up close as well as white lions and white zebras in the park, and can feed the animals from the car in the herbivorous area.

    I was at Ebisu Circut and these two places are connected in part. It shocked me to see a polar bear and other bears in small cages!!! And they have to listen to cars enginees all days, how is it...

  • Former Horikiri Residence
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Higashi Takinomachi 16
    "A historical building in Higashitakinomachi, Iizaka-machi, Fukushima City. It's a restoration of the former Horikiri family residence, a village headman who made substantial contributions to the local economy. The grounds include valuable examples of old architecture including the Jukkenkura, a warehouse built in 1775 and the oldest such in the prefecture, as well as a newly constructed building that houses an exhibition room, tourist information, and event space. There's also a foot and hand bath on site and you can enjoy looking over the garden while warming yourself in the free flowing natural hot spring constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style."

    More than just a house, this small property contains several buildings of historical value, flowing hot springs and variety of flowering trees, including a Japanese zelkova which is over 250 years...

  • Takayu Onsen Public Bath House Attaka-Yu
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Machiniwasaka Taka Yu 25
    "A public bath along the Bandai Azuma Skyline road in Takayu, Machiniwasaka, Fukushima City. The baths are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style by the natural Takayu Onsen No. 26 Taki-no-Yu hot spring, an acidic sulfur calcium aluminum sulphate spring. The building is of Japanese-style architecture resembling a classic bathhouse with wood and stone motifs. It has separate men and women outdoor baths as well as rental outdoor baths (all baths are open-air)."

    We went to Takayu Onsen on 2nd February 2020 by a bus from the Fukushima JR Station. Fukushima JR station has all the information about this onsen. The frequency of bus trip between Fukushima JR...

  • Roadside Station Tsuchiyu, Tsuchiyu Road Park
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Matsukawamachimizuhara Minamizawa 41-2
    A roadside station located in Fukushima City. Inside, visitors can purchase fresh fruit and souvenirs like Tsuchiyu kokeshi wooden dolls, a famous folk craft from the Tsuchiyu Onsen hot spring district. The station's foods made with kon'nyaku devil's tongue jelly such as the handmade Meibutsu Chigiri Kon'nyaku shredded jelly and kon'nyaku ice cream. The station also has a restaurant serving udon noodles, rice bowls, and soups made with local ingredients, and the station is a great place for drivers exploring the area to take a break.

    駐車場が広く、ゆったり止められました。遠景は雪をいただいた安達太良山でしょうか。パンフレットなどを入手しました。売店は貧弱でした。簡単な食事はできそうです。

  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Moriai Nishiyouzan 1
    The Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art which is only a few steps from the Bijutsukan Toshokan Mae (Museum and Library) Station. It is located at the foot of Mt. Shinobu which is the symbol of Fukushima City, surrounded by rich nature where the chirping of wild birds can be heard, vast grounds of many trees and flowers, wide lawns and a Japanese garden. The museum has a collection of over 3,800 art works, including paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture and handicrafts. A collection of overseas art works of European Impressionists such as Monet and Gauguin and modern American realism paintings are displayed. In addition, there are also many works of art by artists from Fukushima Prefecture such as artist Sekine Tadashi and a print artist, Saito Kiyoshi.

    This museum is not hard to access and find if you take the train from the main station but if you walk it is behind the forest and hard to find. It is a quiet museum with many Rodin sculptures and a...

  • Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Arai Kamisagi West 1-1
    Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons) is a place to look, eat, and have fun. In the handicrafts workshop, visitors can try their hand at making kokeshi wooden dolls or at glass decoration. At the farm restaurant, visitors can enjoy draught beer supplied direct from the Asahi Breweries Fukushima plant, as well as Mongolian barbecue and freshly-picked vegetables. The “Tree Branch Plaza” offers plenty of things to do even on rainy days. Shiki no Sato is very popular with families.

    福島県立で本来有料だったようですが、現在は無料で楽しめます。園内で食べた蒟蒻の田楽がとてもおいしかったです。

  • Nakano Fudoson
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Izakamachinakano Sekizaka 28
    One of Japan’s Three Great Fudosons, Nakano Fudoson is located on the west side of Iizaka Onsen-district. It is a power spot known as the birthplace of “Roku-San Yoke”—a secret method of charm protection. Three Fudo Myo-o “Yakuyoke”, “Ganshu”, and “Mikazuki” are worshipped here, and are said to hear the prayers of one who prays with a clean heart. You can enjoy some herbal tea called “Toki-cha” at the Kamoshika-An, a rest spot. They also offer original souvenirs of Nakano Fudoson and light meals such as dumpling balls with sweet sake.

    Nakanofudosan is a beautiful shrine up in the mountains near Iizaka. In the backdrop, there is an amazing waterfall. A stream runs through the shrine complex, with a path of multiple bridges. There...

  • S-PAL Fukushima
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Sakaemachi 1-1
    A shopping mall connected directly to Fukushima Station in Sakae-machi, Fukushima City. The five floor mall is occupied by fashionable apparel shops, boutiques, lifestyle goods stores, food shops, restaurants, and cafes. There's also a rooftop garden. In addition, the Fukushima Miyagekan gift and souvenir shop on the first floor sells popular Fukushima confections, local liquors, and more.

    福島駅直結、同じ建物内にあるお土産物屋さん中心の商業施設です。駅直結ですから、利便性は言うまでもありません。お土産物屋さんという性質上、食べ物関連が多いのも当然でしょう。暑い寒いに関係なく買い物できるのが、有り難いことです。

  • Roadside Station Kunimi Atsukashi no Sato
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Dategunkunimimachi Fujita Hiwatashini 18-1
    Ever since its grand opening in May of 2017, this facility has been a symbol of the region’s recovery. With over a million visitors in just five months, its appeal is evident. You can purchase original Kunimi products, general food items, fresh local vegetables, and fruits, and six-sector industrialization products, among which are included items produced in Fukushima and famous brand-name products and souvenirs. It’s about a 12-minute walk from JR Fujita Station.

    「道の駅 国見 あつかしの郷」にあるレストラン桃花亭へ行って来ました。ランチバイキングは大人一人60分1180円です。母さん惣菜ビィッフェです。ドリンクバー付きでした。

  • Adatara Resort
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Okudake Onsen
    This ski resort is approximately 20 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Interchange. It is located on the mountainside of Mt. Adatara which is one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains. Surrounded by rich nature and easy access of only three hours from the metropolitan area is attractive. Good powder snow and different varieties of ski courses can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. The kid’s park separated from the ski slopes is recommended for families to play in the snow safely. In the restaurant visitors can enjoy an extensive menu of curries and ramen noodles.

    あだたら高原スキー場にあるレストラン。 チキン南蛮丼とラーメンが美味しかったです。 お土産も売られています。

  • Birthplace of Chieko Takamura and Chieko Takamura Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Yui Urushiharamachi 36
    A museum dedicated to Chieko Takamura, poet and wife of sculptor Kotoaro Takamura, located in Yui Urushihara-machi, Nihommatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The museum design is modeled after a sake brewery and displays drawings and paintings. Occasionally, the living room used by the artist located on the second floor, normally closed to the public, is specially opened for viewing. The facility also holds workshops on making papercut art, postcards, and bookmarks with Kamikawasaki washi paper, attracting many visitors.

    智恵子は二本松出身で、夫は洋画家、彫刻家、詩人の高村光太郎です。智恵子の家は代々醸造業を営んでおりました。昭和初期に破綻する前は、かなりの豪商だったようです。部屋に上がることは出来ませんが,和室が綺麗に保存されていました。生家の北側には記念館もあり,平成2年から一般公開されています。記念館の内部は写真撮影NGです。

  • Adatara Gorge Okudake Nature Trail
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Nihonmatsu-shi Nagata (Nagasakakokuyurin)
    The five-kilometer-long Karasu River is a particularly scenic tributary of the Harase River, which is sourced from Mt. Adatara. It has long been a familiar destination for locals and mountaineers alike. The national government has developed a natural trail along the most beautiful kilometer of the river that can be hiked in around an hour. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and trail conditions.

    Thursday May 18th 2017 It is an early summer when we, my wife and I tried walking alongside the Rover Karasu which proved very excellent. The trai is about 1 km starting at near Okudake bus stop and...

  • Ioji Temple
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Hirano Teramae 45
    A temple in Teramae, Hirano, Iizaka-machi, Fukushima City. It was established in 826. The principal object of worship in the main hall is the Dainichi Nyorai while in the Yakushi Hall the object of worship as introduced by the monk Kobo Daishi is the Yakushi Nyorai, also called the Saba-no-Yakushi. The temple was also the family temple for the Sato family of the Northern Fujiwara clan who ruled over Iizaka. While on his Narrow Road to the Interior, poet Matsuo Basho recalled the devotion of lord Sato Tsugunobu, who died taking an arrow for lord Minamoto no Yoshitsune, with a verse, 'Decorate the satchel and the sword with streamers, in the month of May.' The temple grounds have a slab with Basho's verse carved into it as well as a treasure hall.

    飯坂温泉郷から車で5分程度離れた所にありました。お寺は平安時代に開基されたものらしく弘法大師を祀ってました。 奥の院薬師堂には、薬師如来を祀り「鯖野の薬師様」と呼ばれて古くから、多くの人の信仰を集めているそうです。

  • Roadside Station Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Inbound Line)
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Shimokawasaki Kamidaira 33-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 4 in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can buy fresh, seasonal vegetables stocked each morning from local farms, tama yokan jelly balls, local sakes, and a variety of other area specialty products. The deep fried Adatara-san no Ganseki rice balls are particularly popular. In the Washi Traditional Crafts Gallery, you can see how traditional Japanese washi paper is made and try making some yourself.
  • Fukushima City Minka-en
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Kaminagura Oishi Maeji
    A cultural preservation establishment located in the Azuma Sports Park in Oishimae, Kaminagura, Fukushima City. It contains houses from the prefecture's northern area and the Aizu area that were first built between the mid-Edo Period and the mid-Meiji Period and the moved and reconstructed. The onsite museum has exhibits around the theme of Home Life and there's a hands-on area with straw craft and classic toys.

    One of my favorite places in Fukushima City. There are events and workshops on some weekends and public holidays which are amazing, but it is still really interesting on a quiet weekday when there...

  • Roadside Station Fukushima-Towa
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Ota Shimoda 2-3
    A roadside station standing along National Route 349 in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can buy fresh, seasonal vegetables from local farms; teas and jams made with mulberry, a local specialty product, and a variety of other goods. The station also works to promote local culture and conducts events such as workshops on making traditional pickles, weaving shimenawa sacred Shinto ropes, and catching fish with your bare hands.

    ジェラートや、飲食店もあります。 桑の葉が、特産品のようで、お茶や、ソバのどありました。地元野菜は、お手頃な価格でしたし、大振りでした! 少し、お惣菜も売ってますので、車中泊をする方も!

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