Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Shrine

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Shrine

The shinto gods of hot spring water and medicine are the enshrined deities of this shrine.
This Onsen Shrine is widely thought of as being Iwaki Yumoto Onsen town’s own local Shinto deity.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.iwakiyumoto.or.jp/en/
Contact

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Tourist Association (+81) 246-42-4322 iwakiyumotoonsen@gmail.com

(+81) 246-42-4322

iwakiyumotoonsen@gmail.com

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

Open 24/7

Free

Access Details
AccessSahako-322 Joban Yumoto-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref. 972-8321
View directions
Getting there

By Car: 8 min drive from Iwaki-Yumoto I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway.

By Train: 8 min walk from Yumoto Station on the JR Joban Line.

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Nanohana Flower Fields and Mazes

A massive field of nanohana flowers that first bloomed in Spring 2012, bringing great joy to the community. Since 2013 to today, huge flower fields and mazes are organized for the public to come and enjoy entirely for free. Children can receive prizes for completing the maze and visitors of all ages are encouraged to walk through the maze and have fun.  Takayuki Ueno is a local farmer and creator of the Nanohana Flower Maze, planting the first flowers here in November 2011; eight months after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Click here to read more about his inspiring story.

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