Explore the Heights of Aizu

  • 3 destinations
  • One Day

It’s time to visit the dizzying heights of Aizu on this one-day tour that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Travel by train to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station and make your way for Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku (Roadside Station). At this countryside road stop, you’ll find snacks, local handicrafts and produce galore, not to mention fantastic paulownia wood crafts. Be sure to pick some up. From Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku (Roadside Station), take a short 10-minute walk to the lookout point for the Tadami Bridge. This is the number one place to look out at the bridge from and you’ll be entranced by the scenery - time your trip right and you might be able to see the Tadami Line train passing over it. The majestic mountains almost seem to hug the bridge and the landmark makes a beautiful contrast against a backdrop of nature. After you’ve finished bridge-watching, head south to ride a ferryboat across a jagged ravine at Mugenkyo no Watashi. The splendor of the natural craggy rocks and trees that cling to them will astound you from your seat at water level. Get a sense of size of these beautiful mountains and cliffs.

Start

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. to Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku takes around 1 hour 30 minutes if traveling by train. (Take the JR Tadami Line from Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. to Aizu-Miyashita Sta., then take a 5 min taxi)

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Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku (Roadside Station)

  • Aizu Area
  • 30

Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku (Roadside Station) sells fresh, seasonal local produce, local crafts goods, and other specialty products. You can also eat oyako-don chicken and eggs over rice made with Aizu jidori chicken. Visitors pass through this roadside station in order to visit the famous No. 1 Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint.

The viewpoint is about a 10 min walk from Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku.

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No. 1 Tadami Bridge View Spot

  • Aizu Area
  • 25

A panoramic view of the arch bridge stretches over Tadami River. On clear winter days, the bridge is reflected in the river, surrounded by deep, glistening snow. Spring's fresh leaves, summer's lush greenery, autumn's red leaves… the view changes with each season.

It is a 15 min taxi ride Ozekaido Mishima-juku to Tsurunoyu. From there, the Mugenkyo no Watashi pier is just a 5 min walk.

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Mugenkyo no Watashi River Crossing

  • Aizu Area
  • 60

You can try out the Mugenkyo no Watashi River Crossing on the Tadami River for a unique Japanese experience! Sit back, and enjoy the beautiful views as you make your way from one side of the Tadami River to the other. The boat trips are around 15 minutes per way, and run between Hayato Onsen pier and the Mifuke area.

It's a 5 min taxi ride (or 20 min walk) from Mugenkyo no Watashi to Hayato Sta. Take the JR Tadami Line train from Hayato Sta. to Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. (This train takes 1 hr 40 min.) Please note, there only 2 trains running in the afternoon, so please check the timetable in advance.

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Finish

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

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