Travel / Tourism Spots in Fukushima / Nihonmatsu Area

  • Jododaira Visitor Center
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    35 Reviews
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    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...

  • Former Horikiri Residence
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    75 Reviews
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    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...

  • Mt. Adatara Ropeway
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    39 Reviews
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    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.

  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
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    43 Reviews
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Tsuchiyu, Tsuchiyu Road Park
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    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。

  • 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.
  • Roadside Station Date no Sato Ryozen
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    13 Reviews
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    Fukushima Date-shi Ryozenmachi Shimoguni Sakuramachi 3-1

    写真を見ていただくと分かる通り、とても素晴らしいトイレがあります。写っているのは我が家の小僧です。 トイレがあまりに素晴らしくて他のことを一切覚えていません! 通り掛かる際には是非。

  • Nakano Fudoson
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
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    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...

  • Birthplace of Chieko Takamura and Chieko Takamura Memorial Hall
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    26 Reviews
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    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。

  • Ioji Temple
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    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)
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    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.
  • Roadside Station Kunimi Atsukashi no Sato
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    1 Reviews
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    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。

  • Fukushima City Minka-en
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    17 Reviews
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    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 Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Outbound Line)
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Yonazawa Shimokawaharada 105-2
  • Marue Tourist Orchard
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    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Ozasou Onigoshiyama 3
    A tourist orchard located in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture visited by large numbers of tourists. Here you can enjoy picking cherries, Asian pears, peaches, grapes, apples, and other fruits when in season. The orchard also offers a reservation-only course which includes a souvenir. The orchard's parking area can accommodate three large busses. The orchard is open from June to December.

    福島市はももや葡萄がとても有名ですが、市内にも多くの観光果樹園があります。その中でもまるえさんは料金・質共にとても良心的だと思います。

  • Adachigahara Furusato Village
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    11 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Adachigahara 4-100
    This theme park is located on Prefectural Route 62 in 4 Chome, Adachigahara, Nihonmatsu City. You can experience the history and culture of Nihonmatsu on this 7.6-hectare site with a reconstructed samurai residence, a traditional farmhouse, and other old buildings, as well as a tearoom and the Rural Life Museum. There is also a gift shop selling produce and specialty products, a playground for the kids, and a restaurant.

    無料の子供施設で遊びまくった後に古民家を散歩していたら、竹とんぼを教えてもらい家族4人で熱中しました。 4歳の娘が竹とんぼにはまっていて100円で購入。 散歩コースも丁度いい大きさで秋の晴れ間に気持ち良い散歩が出来ました。 食事するところも広く、値段・量とも良心的でした。 お土産を買う場所でも駄菓子コーナーがあり100円以内でのお買い物させて ちょっとした勉強もしながら楽しい時間が持てました...

  • Roadside Station Fukushima-Towa
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    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!

  • Roadside Station Sakura no Sato
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    4 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Higashinidono Hiraishita 12-2
    A roadside station standing along National Route 349 in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The station sells seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as local specialty products such as Sakura Miso and Sakura no Sato beer. Visitors can also eat soba noodles made by skilled chefs using local buckwheat flour, udon noodles, and other tasty dishes. The Kassenba Weeping Sakura, a famously beautiful cherry tree, is also located nearby, attracting large numbers of tourists.

    咲き始めた合戦場のしだれ桜を見たあとに立ち寄りました。道の駅の建物の前にも小さいながら桜の木が植えられていて、きれいな花が咲いていました。冬を迎える前に作った干し柿、早春にとったタラの芽など、山里らしいものを売っていました。さくら食堂というレストランもありますが、基本的にお昼ご飯を食べる場所のようで、夕方は営業していませんでした。

  • Hanamiyama Park
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Watari
    Hanamiyama Park started off as a flower cultivation project for silkworm farming in 1926, and over the years the flowers increased until it was opened as a park in 1959. From February through May, the park is abloom with colza blossoms, plum and cherry blossoms, as well as tulips and many more. It truly has earned its nickname of Fairyland.
  • Jododaira
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washakurayama
    Jododaira is a subalpine plateau on Washikurayama, Tsuchiyu Onsen Town, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The coniferous forest and marshland creates a unique landscape. The visitors center is the central location for their five trekking courses which vary from a 20-minute walk to hikes that can take a few hours. There is an observatory that is open every Wednesday and Saturday evening for star gazing. The road is closed from late October to early April due to snow.

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