Region
Tohoku
Island
Honshu
Largest City
Fukushima
Population
2,126,998

Aizu

History, wilderness, and great lakes.

The Aizu region, covering the western part of Fukushima, is old-fashioned Japan at its best. In Aizu, you’ll find perfectly restored settlements from the Edo Era in a forested mountain landscape that still can largely be called truly wild. Make sure to respect the numerous bear warnings when heading up those hiking trails into the deep woods.

At the same time, Aizu is famous for its pristine lakes which are perfect for swimming and scenic boating. Just over two hours away from Tokyo and you are in a completely different world. Here are some of the top attractions.

Trivia

5 Famous Foods You'll Find in Fukushima

5 Famous Foods You'll Find in Fukushima

Extra crispy gyoza, leeks as spoons, and more in Fukushima.

More

Attractions

Aizuwakamatsu Fukushima

Aizuwakamatsu

Samurai history in beautiful surroundings. Don't forget to indulge in some sake on the way.

Goshikinuma (Five Colored Ponds)

A hike dotted with beauty, and one of the most picturesque rowboat trips you'll ever find.

Evening scenery of Lake Inawashiro in Fukushima, Japan

Lake Inawashiro

Lakeside breeze and fresh mountain air.

Mt.Bandai

Mount Bandai

Fukushima's Fuji is just as iconic.

Ouchijuku village Fukushima

Ouchi-juku

A village that's worthy of feudal lords and tourists alike.

How To Get There

Address

1-1 Ekimaemachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima 965-0041, Japan

By train

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo or Ueno Station to Koriyama and transfer to the JR Ban-Etsu West Line to Aizu Wakamatsu. The trip takes a bit more than two hours.


Topics: , , ,