Handayama Natural Park

Handayama Natural Park

Mt. Handa (known as 'Handayama' in Japanese), which rises 863 meters above sea level, and Handa Pond are the focal points of this park. Handayama Natural Park is known for its late-blooming cherry trees, as well as the diverse wildflowers that bloom. It is a great place for visitors to feel close to nature throughout the year.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.town.koori.fukushima.jp/kankou/activity/nature/6004.html(Japanese)
Contact

Koori Town Industrial Promotion Department

(+81) 24-582-2126

Best Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Summer
ParkingAvailable
Entrance FeeFree to visit
Related infoBest viewing period for cherry blossom: From late April to early May
Access Details
AccessMinamihanda-jinai, Koori-machi, Fukushima Prefecture.
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Getting there

By Car: 20 min from Kunimi I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway.

By Train: 80 min walk from Koori Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line.

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