Oku-Aizu Area Day Trip

  • 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! 

Please note, the times below are correct as of the April 2020 Tadami Line timetable. See here for more information about visiting the No. 1 Tadami River Bridge View Point.

Start

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

Take the 6:03 AM train departing from Aizu-Wakamatsu Sta. and get off at Aizu-Miyashita Sta.. From Aizu-Miyashita Sta., take the 8:10 AM commuter bus to Michi-no-Eki Ozekaido Mishima-juku.

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

  • Aizu Area
  • 25

The commuter bus will arrive at around 8:15 AM. Spend some time checking out what the roadside station shop has on display before heading up to the 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
  • 20

Snap photos of the trains passing by at this marvelous lookout point at 8:59 AM and 9:18 AM! (8:45 AM Arrive at the Viewpoint / 8:59 AM Snap a photo of the train passing from right to left / 9:18 AM Snap a photo of the train passing from left to right)

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.

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Enzoji Temple

  • Aizu Area
  • 60

Enzoji is a symbolic temple of Aizu and has stood for over 1000 years. Experience the rich natural scenery and the legends surrounding its creation before exploring Yanaizu Town by foot.

It takes between 10 and 20 min to walk from Enzoji Temple to Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center.

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Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center

  • Aizu Area
  • 60

Yanaizu Chomin Center is famous for its sauce katsudon lunch. So dig in and let the rich flavors fill you up. This center also has a day-visit onsen available for the public, so do check this out before or after your lunch!

It takes 5 min to walk from Tsukimigaoka Chomin Center to Hot in Yanaizu.

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Hot in Yanaizu

  • Aizu Area
  • 30

Enjoy the afternoon with a Yanaizu Awa Manju-making experience, Akabeko painting experience, onsen foot baths, or shopping.

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.

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Finish

Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

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You can enjoy this multi-day relaxation tour of Fukushima any time of year. But that’s not the only thing to make this trip so enticing. You’ll find something for everyone in the family or quiet spots of solitude to be enjoyed alone. Whether you’re traveling with someone or by yourself, this is the perfect way to enjoy Fukushima. Take a bus ride from Fukushima Station to Hotel Sansuiso. Enjoy a quiet room at this lovely hotel where you can soak away your worries in one of their many hot spring baths. Especially nice during winter are the outdoor baths, let the cool air wash over your exposed face while the waters keep you warm. After a day sequestered in baths, why not take a stroll about town and visit the famous shop Matsuya. See their own unique kokeshi dolls, which are popular toys around Japan with each area creating completely unique kokeshi dolls. After you’ve admired the curious little wooden dolls, try your hand at painting your own under the guidance of one of the shop’s staff. Take your very own kokeshi doll back with you as a unique souvenir and memory of your time in Fukushima Prefecture. Finally, explore the other hot spring baths that Tsuchiyu Onsen has to offer. Choose from public baths, baths in other ryokan, or a number of a foot baths dotted around the town. No matter where you turn, you’re sure to enjoy the calming and rejuvenating waters. When you’ve finished enjoying everything that the area has to offer, head back to Fukushima Station by bus.  

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