Takatsue Snowcat Tour

Takatsue Snowcat Tour

Takatsue Ski Area boasts a 360° spectacular view. As well as being a wonderful place to enjoy Aizu's winter landscapes, this ski area also offers snowcat ride experiences.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://takatsue.jp/summit-tour(Japanese)
Contact

(+81) 241-78-2220

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Experience available from early January to early March
(Reservation required)

Entrance FeeSnowcar Tour: 4000 yen
Access Details
Access535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu-Machi, Minamiaizu, Fukushima Pref. 967-0315
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Getting there

By Car: 90 min from Nishi-Nasuno Shiobara I.C. off the Tohoku Expressway via Route 400, Route 121, and Route 352.

By Train: 30 min by taxi from Aizukogen-Ozeguchi Station (Aizu Railway Line). An on-demand shuttle bus is available from the hotel for overnight guests upon reservation.

See the Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort page for more information.

Nearby

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Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center

Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center (a town hall-turned-hotel which is only a 20-minute walk from Aizu Yanaizu Station) is known for their famous sauce katsudon lunch. This dish contains fried pork cutlet and a simple egg omelet on rice which is covered with a savory sauce that simply melts in your mouth. There are other places in Yanaizu that serve the katsudon dish as well, but according to local opinion, the katsudon at Yanaizu Chomin Center is hard to beat. Why not stop by and fill your stomach before taking in the other local sights? There are even some great shared hot spring baths, which can be enjoyed as day visit onsen. There are plenty of nearby attractions. Enjoy your time hiking or fishing or at the nearby Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art or the beautiful and serene Enzoji Temple. Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art houses works by esteemed woodblock artist Kiyoshi Saito and the beautiful works he created throughout his lifetime. At the Enzoji Temple experience tranquility and nature, also learn about the origin legend of the akabeko, the nodding red cow famous in the area. And only a 15-minute drive away you can look at the No. 1 Tadami River Bridge View Spot; this bridge offers a spectacular sight of the Tadami River and the surrounding nature.

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Cultural Experiences

Aizu Painted Candles Craft Experience

Aizu Erosoku (painted candles) are sumptuous items that were long-prized among samurai families. Delicate and vivid patterns such as chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, and peonies are painted onto candles made of natural Japan wax extracted from the fruits of lacquer trees. Each candle is still painstakingly painted one by one, and they serve as regal decorations in Shinto and Buddhist ceremonies and weddings. A candle painting experience is available at Ozawa Candle Shop (Reservation required).

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