Kaneyama Fureai Hiroba Viewpoint

Kaneyama Fureai Hiroba Viewpoint

Over the course of the year, Kaneyama Fureai Hiroba Viewpoint greets visitors with views of atmospheric fog rising above the Tadami River, mountains frosted with snow or painted with autumn leaves, all surrounding the Oshi Shuraku district of traditional houses.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/en/
Contact

Kaneyama Town Tourism and Local Products Association
(+81) 241-42-7211

(+81) 241-42-7211

Best SeasonAll Year
Related infoContact Kaneyama Town Tourism and Local Products Association via the inquiry form on their website http://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/en/inquiry/inquiry.html
Access Details
AccessKawaguchi, Kaneyama, Onuma District, Fukushima 968-0011
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Getting there

By Car: Approx 1 hour drive from Aizu-Wakamatsu City (Via the Aizubange I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway)

By Train: 7 min walk from Aizu Kawaguchi Station (JR Tadami Line)

Useful Links

Tadami Line: 5 Sights You Shouldn't Miss

Guide to Visiting the Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint

Ideas for Winter Trips in Fukushima

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