Numajiri Kogen Lodge

Numajiri Kogen Lodge

Numajiri Kogen Lodge was previously run by Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest (who was born in Miharu Town, Fukushima Prefecture), and it has been visited by Sir Edmund Hillary. After being closed, the lodge was renovated, and reopened in November 2019. Guests can enjoy relaxing hot springs, delicious meals cooked with local ingredients, and truly spectacular natural surroundings. Numajiri Kogen Lodge is perfectly situated for guests wanting to enjoy hiking or skiing in the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Adatara and Mt. Bandai.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.numajiri-lodge.com/(Japanese)
Contact

Numajiri Kogen Lodge

(+81) 242-93-8101

info@numajiri-lodge.com

ParkingAvailable for guests (Free of charge)
Accommodation details

Capacity: 12 rooms

Room styles: 11 Western-style rooms; 1 Japanese-style room

Room charge: Around 14,500 yen to 52,000 yen~ p/p (per night)

Check in / Check out: From 3:00 PM / Until 10:00 AM

Meals: Japanese / Asian-fusion breakfast & dinner available on-site

Hot springs: Acidic sulfur spring with cloudy waters. Indoor & outdoor shared baths. Lodge includes a room with a private partially open-air bath.

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Access Details
AccessNumajiriyama-ko 2864, Inawashiro Town, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2752
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Getting there

By Car: 25 min drive from Inawashiro Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: 20 min taxi ride from Inawashiro Sta. (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

Nearby

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Cultural Experiences

Mitsuishi Shrine (Three Stones Shrine)

The Mitsuishi Shrine (Three Stones Shrine) is located a short 10-minute walk from Tadami Station in Tadami Town. Ichinoiwa, Ninoiwa and Saniwa are the three large stones that have spritual significance.  Ichinoiwa (the first stone) is thought to improve intelligence, Ninoiwa (the second stone) is thought to improve eyesight, and Saniwa (the third stone) is thought to improve connections with others, particularly romantic love. The Saniwa is a popular place to visit for those who are hoping to get married someday. To reach the shrine there is a short hike through dense forest, so it is recommended that visitors wear shoes that are easy to walk in.

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Outdoor Activities

Mt. Bandai

Originally known as Iwahashi-yama, literally a rock ladder to the sky, the renamed Mt. Bandai is no less impressive. Often referred to as 'Aizu's Mt. Fuji', Mt. Bandai is one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan, and has even been selected as one of the top 100 geographic landmarks in Japan. In 2011, the mountain was certified as a geopark, which is a unified area with geological heritage and international significance, as defined by UNESCO. There are seven climbing routes for Mt. Bandai, with the trail starting at the Happodai trailhead being the most popular, and easiest route. From the Happodai trailhead, the 3.5 km route takes around 2 hours to reach the summit. The various routes range from 2 to 4 hours and from 3 to 7 km. At Koubou Shimizu, one of the mountain stops, there are two shops where trekkers can buy drinks, snacks, and souvenirs, but please note that there is no accommodation available. For many Buddhist mountain fanatics, Mt. Bandai holds a place of great significance. Enichi-ji Temple, located on the southwestern foot of Mt. Bandai, is a popular temple to visit nearby. The mountains situated around the temple make for a serene vista where one can feel the power of nature. Enichi-ji Temple was founded one year after Mt. Bandai erupted, in 807 C.E.; in the past, some superstitious people believed there was a connection between the eruption and the temple’s founding... Interestingly, Mt. Bandai used to be shaped more like the famous Mt. Fuji, but after a volcanic eruption in 1888, the shape changed to what we see today. It is thanks to that eruption that the mountain gained its rugged, sharp look and the Urabandai area behind Mt. Bandai was created. For non-hikers, the Bandaisan Gold Line is a popular sightseeing road that leads up the southwestern side and offers brilliant vistas of the foliage, especially in autumn when the colors change.

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Arts & Crafts

Makie Painting Lacquerware Experience at Suzuzen

Suzuzen was established in 1833 as a lacquerware wholesale shop. Not only can visitors see process of lacquerware being finished using gold and silver dusted designs called 'Makie', but visitors can also have the opportunity to design their own lacquered product using Makie design techniques, which is perfect to take home as a souvenir. Suzuzen is made up of 6 kura (Japanese-style warehouses), which have been renovated. The Suzuzen warehouses include a gallery featuring pieces by contemporary artists who use lacquer in their work, and a cafe which is open for lunch. English-language signs also make the history of lacquer in Aizu accessible for overseas visitors.

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