Urabandai Highlands

Urabandai Highlands

The Urabandai highlands of northern Fukushima Prefecture, are situated at an altitude of 800 meters and surrounded by Mt. Bandai, Mt. Adatara, and Mt. Azuma. The highlands were created by Mt. Bandai erupting in 1888. Urabandai is part of Bandai Asahi National Park and offers a variety of seasonal attractions. Cool weather in summer and deep snow in winter make Urabandai a perfect place for both indoor and outdoor enjoyment. About 300 lakes and ponds, including the Goshiki-numa Ponds and Lake Hibara, are scattered across Urabandai. The harmonious beauty of nature created by the abundant woodlands and lakes will certainly touch the hearts of all visitors.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://www.urabandai-inf.com/en/
Contact

Urabandai Tourist Association

(+81) 241-32-2349

staff1@urabandai-inf.com

Best Season All Year
Parking Available
Access Details
Access 1093 Kengamine, Hibara, Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 20 min from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

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