Iwana no Sato

Iwana no Sato

Iwana no Sato is well-suited for family trips! Try out fishing ‘Iwana’ (charr fish), and enjoy the picturesque scenery of Japanese-style gardens, watermills, & other traditional Japanese architecture. There is an onsite restaurant, areas for having a BBQ, and even accommodation too. Iwana no Sato is close to Tenzan Bunko and Café Amazon, popular spots among tourists visiting Kawauchi Village.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.abukumakawauchi.com/(Japanese)
Best Season
  • Summer
Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed: Every Tuesday, and every day during the Winter Season (Early Dec. to Mid-Mar.)

Access Details
AccessSumiyakiba-516 Kami-kawauchi, Kawauchi Village, Futaba District, Fukushima Pref. 979-1201
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Getting there

By Car: 50 min from Funehiki-Miharu I.C. off the Ban-etsu Expressway

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Nakakamado Maple Tree

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History & Culture

Hattachi-Yakushi Temple

In the year 806, the holy priest Tokuichi constructed Hattachi-Yakushi Temple as a place of worship for the Buddhist deity who has the ability to ensure the safe voyage of seafarers. The temple grounds are extremely beautiful in spring when the hydrangeas bloom, earning the temple the local nickname ‘Hydrangea Temple’. In front of Hattachi-Yakushi Temple is Bentenjima Island and Shrine, and the Hattachi Coastline, which connects the mainland with the island. The Hattachi Coast is covered in unique gravel, which has traditionally been thought to have healing properties. However, removing a stone and bringing it home can have the opposite effect.

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Iwaki Lalamew

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