Day Trip in Nihonmatsu City

  • 5 destinations
  • One Day

Spend a day in Nihonmatsu City in Northern Fukushima, an area known for rich cultural traditions and specialities in sake and lacquerware. We recommend that you explore the city through our itinerary on foot or by taking short taxi rides. Access JR Nihonmatsu Station via the Tohoku Main Line.

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Nihonmatsu Station

It is a 5 min walk from Nihonmatsu Sta. to Himonoya Sake Brewery.

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Himonoya Sake Brewery

  • Central Area
  • 40

Himonoya Sake Brewery offers sake-brewing (winter only) and tasting experiences by reservation. There are four types of sake to be sampled along tasting tours, among them, Kinpyo is highly recommended for its sweet aftertaste and excellent matching with Japanese snacks.

From Himonoya Sake Brewery, take a taxi for 5 min to Ryusenji Temple.

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Ryusenji Temple

  • Central Area
  • 45

Ryusenji Temple is the perfect place to refresh the mind and body during your trip to Fukushima Prefecture. Originally built in 1320, the temple offers many interesting events and vistas to visitors.

From Ryusenji Temple, take a taxi for 2 min to Kasumigajo Castle Park.

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Kasumigajo Castle Park (Nihonmatsu Castle)

  • Central Area
  • 45

Nihonmatsu Castle was built in 1643 by Mitsushige Niwa, the first feudal lord of the Nihonmatsu Domain. Today, the castle ruins have been turned into a prefectural natural park with the stone walls and seasonal beauty of the surrounding natural environment offering a soothing experience for visitors.

Kura Café Sen no Hana is a 5 min taxi ride from Kasumigajo Castle Park.

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Kura Café Sen no Hana

  • Central Area
  • 60

Kura Café Sen no Hana offers local flavors of Fukushima cuisine and a variety of drinks including amazake, Mongolian-style tea, and coffee. Next door to the Kura Cafe Sen no Hana, guests can also visit the Kunitaya Miso Factory.

Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop is a 5 min taxi ride from Kura Café Sen no Hana.

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Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop

  • Central Area
  • 60

Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop has a history of over 160 years providing unique experiences of making lacquered chopsticks. Under careful instruction, you’ll be able to go home with your very own pair of one-of-a-kind chopsticks.

Return to Nihonmatsu Station on foot (15 min) or by local taxi (3 min).

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Finish

Nihonmatsu Station

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