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The beautiful sceneries.
Winter / Fukushima

Even a day or two days trip from Tokyo.
With the driver-guide around Fukushima

Beautiful sceneries not visible in Tokyo are very close to you in Fukushima.

Fukushima is located just 80 mins from Tokyo by bullet train. In the suburbs I can't go without a car, I'm very anxious to drive rent-a-car in unfamiliar foreign country. And more it is inconvenient to move by bus and local train. So I tried to use Justavi of the driver-guide. While enjoying chatting with the guide in the car, it was two days trip flew by so fast.

Even a day or two days trip from Tokyo.
With the driver-guide around Fukushima

First day1日目

Start
Koriyama Station
about 1 hour and a half
Spot01
Tadami River First Bridge
(Via Banetsu Expressway / Aizu-bange IC)
about 10mins
Spot02
Fukumankokuzoson Enzo-ji Temple
about 45mins
Spot03
Tsurugajo Castle
about15mins
Spot04
Taki-no-yu, Higashiyama Hot spring

Second day2日目

Spot04
Taki-no-yu, Higashiyama Hot spring
about 1hour
Spot05
Ouchi-juku
about 1hour
Spot06
Lake Inawashiro
about 1hour
Finish
Koriyama Station

About Justavi

地元ドライバーを手配してオーダーメイドの旅行を堪能!

Justavi is a little different from a taxi and is a matching service of the "driver guide".
First, select your favorite driver-guide and tell the schedule and the course you want to go by a message. You will make a reservation if conditions are met. The fee is different depending on the driver- guide, all your trips are custom made trip.
However, since there is no car with driver-guide, you must need to make a reservation for yourself a rental car.

Justavi Driver-Guide List

1日目First day

Meet up with the driver-guide
at Koriyama station

80 minutes by bullet train from Tokyo.
When I got off at Koriyama station, the driver-guide picked me up with having a board. We went to a rent-a-car shop in front of the station I had booked, borrowed rent-a-car and it's time to start!!

マーカー
SPOT
01

只見川
第一橋梁

Tadami River First Bridge

The beginning of the first day is "Tadami River Firsti Bridge"!!
The scenery from the viewing spot is exquisite!

At the beginning of the first day, we moved one and a half hour by car to see the superb view of the Aizu area "Tadami River First Bridge".
There is a roadside station just near the viewing spot. Just at noon, we had a meal "Oyako-don" it is local chicken at Fukushima.

After lunch, depart for the viewting spot. When we climbed a steep mountain path about 5 minutes from the roadside station, we could quickly arrived at the viewing point. Please be careful as you will be out of breath.

The scenery from the viewing spot is exquisite! The bridge is quietly standing in the Tadami River which flows between the snowy mountains.
And, the train does not pass through Tadami River First Bridge only a few on the day.
We took a photo shoot at 13:00 on the train. A train whistles when the train passes. This scenery is highly recommended!!

Train passing time
9:10, 9:20, 13:00, 14:30, 16:15
On the way,dropped by...
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SPOT
02

福満虚空藏菩薩
圓藏寺

Enzouji Temple

Depending on the mood and time as I want, drop by freely!!

The temple "Enzo-ji" standing on the cliff which I found in the way to the viewing spot.
I asked for the driver-guide and dropped in there. It was built 1300 years ago and is loved by locals as a symbol of Fukushima. When stroking a lucky cow, it seems that the stroked part gets better.

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SPOT
03

会津 鶴ヶ城

Tsurugajo Castle

We came back from the scenic spot and the end of the first day to "Tsurugajo Castle".
In Tsurugajo castle, cherry blossoms in spring are also recommended, but the view from the top of the castle in winter is also wonderful.

The end of the first day to Tsuruga castle!!
Japanese castle is a beautiful scenery also recommended!!

When shooting in front of the castle, it became a nice angle with white walls and white snow. The tree on the back of this photo is a cherry blossom.

I also found a souvenir of a red cow "Aka-beko" calling for luck!

business hours
8: 30 am - 5: 00 pm (Admission deadline is 4:30 pm)
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SPOT
04

東山温泉
庄助の宿 瀧の湯

Shousuke-no-yado Taki-no-yu

This time I stayed at "Shosuke-no-Yado Takinoyu" of "Higashiyama Hot spring" located 10 minutes by car from Tsurugajo castle.
There was a good light-up atmosphere, I could drank a delicious liquor with a welcome drink.

Choose my most favorite Yukata and go for a private outdoor hot spring!!
Aizu beef "shabu-shabu" is also excellent!!

I was also glad that I could wear a Yukata I choosed most favorite one. There was a charter open-air hot spring so I could relax with confidence.

There was an amount of food that I could not finish eating. Aizu beef "shabu-shabu" was very very delicious.

Tel
0242-29-1000
Official site

2日目Second day

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SPOT
05

大内宿

Ouchi-juku

In the morning of the second day, we will head to "Ouchi-juku". It is about a hour by car from Higashiyama hot spring.
The cityscape of the old station town with thatched roofs is very beautiful. It is the best season for winter.

It is a lovely cityscape of the old station town with thatched roofs,
That feels good to visit to Fukushima.

The view from the hill in the back of the town is the best. It is such a nice view that it feels good to visit to Fukushima just by seeing this beautiful scenery.

Let's eat "Negi-soba" for lunch. There are many buckwheat shops, but "Misawa" eats using green onion instead of chopsticks.The specialty "Tochi-cake" is also delicious.

Official site
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SPOT
06

猪苗代湖

Lake Inawashiro

We moved a hour by car from Ouchi-juku, and the last one to go is "Lake Inawashiro." That's right, we went to see the swans.
Lake Inawashiro is the fourth largest lake in Japan and in the winter it is a swan flying field. And "Mt.Bandai-san" is beautifully rising behind the lake.

The lake is as glittery as a mirror!!
Surrounded by lots of ducks and swans.

When we arrived at the place called "Nagahama", there were so many ducks and swans! Moreover, it is a great weather today! The lake was reflecting like a mirror.
1I can feed for swans, buying bread for birds at 100 yen. If you have feed, ducks will come and you will be surrounded in no time.

We visited to another point called "Shidahama" by guide's recommendation. There were few ducks here, and I was able to take a picture in very close to a swan.

Dismissed the guide at Koriyama station

It was two days trip flew by so fast.
We returned our rental car and we dismissed the driver-guide at Koriyama station. We were able to enjoy a special costom-made trip and visit to a superb view that we could not go by ourself, it was decided as I wanted to do while consulting or asking the itinerary to the guide.
In the car, we kept talking all the way from local stories in Fukushima to my hobby. So I felt a little sad when we parted.
-I will be back to Fukushima and meet with the guide again!!- It was a nice trip to Fukushima that I thought so.