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WinterHistoryOriginal landscapeSnow

An easy trip from Tokyo
The Center of Winter Sports

Despite the quick access from Tokyo via express trains, "Aizukogen Takatsue Ski Resort" is famous for the fine "prime-quality" powder snow. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of mountains named in the 100 Great Mountains in Japan, while exhausting yourselves with winter sport like skiing and snowboarding! Route First day Asakusa Station Revaty Aizu Aizu-kogen-ozeguchi Station Lunch (local specialty of "Sauce Katsudon") Aizu Astoria Hotel*Enjoy winter sports at the Aizukogen Takatsue Ski Resort until totally exhausted! Second day So refreshing! Earlybird Snowcat Trial at Aizu Astoria Hotel Aizu-kogen-ozeguchi Station Aizu Railway Yunokami-onsen Station Ouchi-juku; Local specialty of Takato Soba for lunch Yunokami-onsen Station Aizu Railway Relay Aizu-tajima Station Revaty Aizu Asakusa Station Aizukogen Takatsue Ski Resort Famous for the fine "prime-quality" powder snow! Look over the distance, and you can see the magnificent panoramic view of mountains named in the 100 Great Mountains in Japan! On top of skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy snowshoe trekking. Snowcat tour from the mountain peak to enjoy the more exciting scenery is our recommendation! Ouchi-juku A post station to preserve the townscape of Edo era - "Ouchi-juku". For lunch, enjoy the local delicacy of "Takato Soba" that Aizu feudal lord was impressed. The rule […]

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AutumnHistoryOriginal landscapeAutumn leaves

Rediscover nostalgic scenery!
The Autumn Colors of Aizu

You would not want to miss this route to visit "Shingukumanojinja Shrine" with the gorgeous golden carpet of foliage in this season and the famous site for fall foliage, "Enzoji Temple", in this beautiful time of the year. Route First day Asakusa Station Revaty Aizu Aizu-tajima Station Aizu Railway Relay Aizu-wakamatsu Station Nagatoko of Shingukumanojinja Shrine Strolling in the storehouse town of Kitakata Atsushio Hot Spring (irori cuisine) Second day Atsushio Hot Spring Enzoji Temple of Yanaizu Mt. Iimoriyama Wappameshi lunch at Takino Aizu-wakamatsu Station Aizu Railway Relay Aizu-tajima Station Revaty Aizu Asakusa Station Nagatoko of Shingukumanojinja Shrine Nagatoko was built as the front shrine of Shingukumanojinja Shrine and is supported by 44 big columns standing at regular intervals in five rows with no walls nor door - a hollow structure. An 800-yr.-old huge gingko tree stands in the property, and the golden leaves cover the ground in the fall foliage time, resembling the mesmerizingly gorgeous golden carpet. Storehouse town of Kitakata Storehouses of Kitakata have not been built for the tourism but are the real life partners where people live and use even today. There are more than 4,000 storehouses in/near Kitakata, not only along the major streets but […]

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SummerHistoryOriginal landscape

My summer learning project!
Historical Village, Aizu

This route takes you to "Ouchi-juku" where you feel as if you time-traveled to Edo era and the beautiful nature that looks ever more attractive under the summer sun. Don't forget the dining experience at the riverside terrace that you can only have in summer. Route First day Asakusa Station Revaty Aizu Aizu-tajima Station To no Hetsuri Ouchi-juku Ashinomaki Hot Spring Second day Ashinomaki Hot Spring Iris Park of Isasumi Shrine Nisshin-kan, Aizu Feudal Domain School (zazen experience) Higashiyama Hot Spring (dining at the riverside terrace) Aizu-wakamatsu Station Aizu Railway Relay Aizu-tajima Station Revaty Aizu Asakusa Station To no Hetsuri One of best scenic sites in the town with the long valley walls developed over a million years. The impressive landscape of a series of bizzare rocks is nothing short of the art piece the time has created. Cross the suspension bridge and go inside the valley wall to enjoy this magnificent view to the fullest. Ouchi-juku "Ouchi-juku" - a post station preserving the streetscape of Edo era till today. Townhouses with thatched roofs stood next to each other along the "Shimotsuke Way", the route connecting Aizu and Nikko, and the town served as the posting station for feudal lords […]

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SpringHistoryOriginal landscapeSnow

Enjoy Aizu’s short spring to its fullest
The Flowering Sights of Aizu

This route takes you to "Maezawa Magariya Village", the settlement believed to be developed by Aizu samurais in the Middle Age, and "Tsurugajo Castle" that withstood the fierce fight of the Boshin War at the end of Edo era to feel the history of Aizu. You can also enjoy the flowery scenery you can only see in spring. Route First day Asakusa Station Revaty Aizu Aizu-kogen-ozeguchi Station Maezawa Magariya Village Maiden lily in Takashimizu Park Yunokami Hot Spring Second day Yunokami Hot Spring Field mustard land in Yagisawa Cherry blossoms in Tsurugajo Park Strolling along Nanuka-machi Station Nanuka-machi Station Aizu Railway Relay Aizu-tajima Station Revaty Aizu Asakusa Station Maezawa Magariya Village Residents in Maezawa district used to take care of horses as carefullly as of human beings, and "Magariya" is the architectural style to live with horses reflecting such tradition. Many "Magariya" still stand next to each other today. The village also houses the park and the museum. This area was selected as the important preservation district of historic buildings by the national government. Maiden lily in Takashimizu Park Maiden lily - the rare alpine plant growing naturally only around the Iide Mountain Range where three prefectures of Fukushima, Yamagata […]

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