Abukuma-do: Fukushima's Unique Limestone Caves Tucked away in the mountains of eastern Fukushima, in an area full of natural beauty, is a unique system of limestone caves, offering a great stop between two major cities while traveling around the prefecture.
Adatara Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Adatara to the west of central Nihonmatsu city in the northern region of Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is just over 5km to the north west of the main Dake Onsen hot springs area. A shuttle bus operates between Dake Onsen and the ski hill. Adatara Kogen has been operating since 1964.
Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.
Goshiki-numa, or Five-Colored Ponds, in Fukushima Prefectures were formed from a deadly volcanic eruption of nearby Mt. Bandai in July 1888. These volcanic lakes are vibrantly colored with yellows, greens, reds, and blues thanks to the minerals from the eruption. There is a 4-km nature trail that connects the lakes.
Grandeco Snow Resort is located in the eastern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is in an area to the north of Mt Bandai that is known for usually receiving the most amount of snow in the region. With heavy snowfalls the resort often enjoys a long season into early May. Grandeco Snow Resort has been operating since 1992.
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize The footstone of Hideyo Noguchi in Woodlawn Cemetery The Japanese Government established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 as a new international medical research and services award to mark the official visit by Prime Minister Jun'ichirō Koizumi to Africa in May 2006 and the 80th anniversary of Dr. Noguchi’s death.
A resort where you can enjoy skiing in excellent snow Aizu-Bandai is known for having some of the best snow in Japan. There are numerous ski resorts in the surrounding area, with "Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai" being one of the largest ski resorts in the Tohoku region.
Iizaka Onsen is a good old onsen town, where you can stroll around the town in yukata (light cotton kimono), and enjoy steaming hot spring water direct from the source, at a “ryokan” (traditional Japanese-style inn), and in 9 public baths right in the center of town.
Inawashiro is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Bandai in Inawashiro town, Fukushima Prefecture. There are two main areas of the resort, each with a base area - the Chuo 'Easy' Area and the Minero 'Crazy' Area. The two areas are connected by courses and a pair lift. For the 2017-2018 season a new Snow Park and nighta park are planned. Inawashiro has been operating since 1948, originally starting off with just the Chuo area.
| 1-5, Kaisei, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima Including trees planed in the early Meiji Period, the Asaka Frontier Era, 1,300 cherry trees amuse tourists on this day. Yoshino cherry trees in the park are proven to be Japan's oldest class of cherry blossoms. -
Lake Inawashiro is in the very center of Fukushima, taking its name from the Inawashiro area, and is known as the fourth largest lake in Japan. Its high level of transparency reflects the sky like a mirror, earning it the nickname “Sky Mirror Lake”, and on sunny days the clear water appears an even deeper shining blue.
The Miharu Takizakura (三春滝桜, lit. waterfall cherry tree of Miharu) is an ancient cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima, in northern Japan. It is a weeping higan cherry (Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rosea', benishidarezakura in Japanese) and is over 1,000 years old.
Iwaki Marine Tower Iwaki Marine Tower is a 59.99-meter observation tower in Misaki Park that was opened on August 1, 1985, to mark Iwaki's 20th anniversary. The glass observation room's contrast of blue and white offers a sweeping view of the surrounding scenery. The sky deck located 106m above sea level offers an even more stunning view of the entire city of Iwaki and the Pacific Ocean, offering an incredible feeling of wide-open spaciousness.
Deep in Fukushima Prefecture, nestled high in the mountains, lies a hidden gem: the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art. Everything about the museum calls to your inner artist. From the majestic scenic views that are breathtaking in every season, to the beautiful architecture of the museum itself, this is one spot that should be on every art lover's "must-see" list.
Mount Bandai (磐梯山, Bandai-san) is a stratovolcano located in Inawashiro-town, Bandai-town, and Kitashiobara village, in Yama-Gun, Fukushima prefecture. It is an active stratovolcano located to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Mount Bandai, including the Bandai heights, belongs to the Bandai-Asahi National Park.
Mt. Nantai (Daigo) Mt. Nantai is located in the south east of Daigo, and stands 654m tall. The northern and eastern slopes are quite gentle, while the western and southern sides are steep cliffs. Mt. Nantai has been a sacred places since ancient times, and is shrouded in a mysterious atmosphere.
Nanko Park was opened to the public from the very beginning. It is designated a national historic site and scenic spot, and is located in the city of Shirakawa, Fukushima prefecture. Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History (C) 2010 by Ono Kenkichi and Walter Edwards. All rights reserved.
Oguni pond is a pond located at the western base of Mount Nekomadake in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The pond is actually situated on the remains of a crater. The pond has a circumference of 4 km and an area of 45 hectares. It is considered a national monument.
The Okutadami Dam (奥只見ダム) is a concrete gravity dam on the Tadami River, 26 km (16 mi) east of Uonuma on the border of Niigata and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a 560 MW power station which is the largest conventional hydroelectric power station in Japan.
Takayu Onsen (高湯温泉) is a small hot spring resort town halfway up the slopes of Mount Azuma in Fukushima City. First developed around 400 years ago, the town now consist of about a dozen ryokan huddled near the entrance to the Bandai Azuma Skyline sightseeing road.