Oku-Aizu Area Day Trip
- Aizu Area
- All Year
- 5 destinations
- One Day
This one-day trip in Oku-Aizu departs from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, and features a visit to the No.1 Tadami River Bridge View Point and Enzoji Temple, so you can enjoy a full day out in Oku-Aizu!
Take the 6:08 AM JR Tadami Line train departing from Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. and get off at Aizu-Miyashita Sta. (arrival at 7:38). From Aizu-Miyashita Sta., take the 8:10 AM commuter bus to Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku (The commuter bus doesn’t run on Sundays or Japanese National Holidays).View directions
The viewpoint is about a 10 min walk from Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku.View directions
- Aizu Area
Return to Aizu-Miyashita Sta. from Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku by reservable bus at 10:20 AM. From there, take a taxi to Enzoji Temple. Alternatively, take a taxi straight from Ozekaido Mishima-juku. Getting from Ozekaido Mishima-juku to Enzoji Temple takes between 15 and 30 min.View directions
- Aizu Area
It takes between 10 and 20 min to walk from Enzoji Temple to Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center.View directions
- Aizu Area
It takes 5 min to walk from Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center to Hot in Yanaizu.View directions
- Aizu Area
Depart from Aizu-Yanaizu Sta. (JR Tadami Line) at either 1:23 PM or 4:22 PM (depending on how much time you spend in the town) and head back to Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. (this journey takes about 1 hour). Stay the night at Higashiyama Onsen or at a hotel in central Aizu-Wakamatsu City.View directions
Fukushima’s Revitalization Educational One-Day Trip
This is a model itinerary for visitors who would like to learn about Fukushima’s revitalization. The coastal area of Fukushima is the only place in the world to have survived a triple disaster: an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear disaster. Following extensive decontamination efforts and a great deal of demolition and reconstruction, several areas that were once designated as ‘difficult to return’ have started welcoming both residents and visitors again, with many residents eager to share their stories with the world. This itinerary centers on the towns of Futaba and Namie, both of which were severely affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in 2011. The first stop is Futaba station and the surrounding Futaba Art District, a mural art initiative that pays homage to the residents and folk art of the town. From there, you’ll visit the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum, which has a detailed account of the area before, during, and after the disaster. At the museum, you’ll learn about the stories and testimonies of locals, as well as the plans and ideas for the future of Fukushima. The last stop is the remains of the Ukedo Elementary School in Namie town. Although the school building, located only 300 meters from the sea, sustained great damage from the tsunami, students, teachers and staff were able to evacuate from the school safely, for which it is known as a ‘miracle’ school. This is a one-day itinerary, but we recommend staying somewhere in the coastal area of Fukushima after your visit.
Iwaki Area One Day Trip
Iwaki has plenty to offer families traveling in Japan! This area is well-known for its delicious seafood & its amazing interactive environmental aquarium Aquamarine Fukushima. Here’s a suggested day-trip for traveling by public transportation in Iwaki.
Onsen and Relaxation Tour
Take a 2-day tour of relaxation, history, and culture on this trip you can enjoy by train or taxi. You’ll journey around Fukushima Prefecture to see some stunning sights and relax in some of the best springs. Begin your first day at Fukushima Station where you will travel to Iizaka Onsen by a quick bus ride. Iizaka Onsen has been a famous hot spring town of Japan for more than 1,000 years. Soak up the rejuvenating waters and history that has inspired countless artists and poets of the past before moving to Nakano Fudoson Temple. Founded some 800 years ago, this famous temple has three minor deities worshipped on the grounds. Find your own inner peace as you take in the cleansing atmosphere and breathe in the culture and history. From Nakano Fudoson Temple, visit Kyu Horikiri-tei, a former residence of the Horikiri family from the Edo Period. Enjoy soaking your feet in the foot bath and taking this calming scenery. You’ll enjoy your time by both relaxing and exploring the past.
Day Trip in Nihonmatsu City
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.