What to Expect
You can choose a few places to visit from the following sights.
Of course I can arrange your itinerary on your request.
Aizu-Wakamatsu was once the capital of the Aizu clan and is the largest city in Aizu area.
It can be reached in 70 minutes from Koriyama by train or highway buses.
1 Tsuruga-joCastle( 410 yen )
The simbolic icon of this city which became a battle spot for Boshin civil war of 1868.
The mountain where the group of teenage samurai called the Byakko-tai(White Tigers) killed themselves during the Boshin civil war.
There are tombs of the Byakkotai.
Sazae-do, a rare 18th-century wooden hall of a Buddhist temple, is a famous spot , too(400 yen).
3Aizu Buke-yashiki,Samurai Residences( 850 yen)
4 Oyakuen Medical Herb Garden(320 yen)
5 Aizu Clan Nissinkan School(620 yen)
6 Suehiro Sake Brewery( Free )
You can enjoy sake tasting there.
Akabeko(red cow toys) painting(840 yen～）, Painted Candles(864 yen～）, Maki-e Lacquerware(1,080 yen～）, etc
8 Cuisine（Lunch 800 yen to 2,500 yen)
Sauce Katsudon(Fried Pork Cutlets), Wappameshi(A local dish of rice and food steamed), Dengaku (skewers of food basted in miso and grilled), etc
Kitakata has prospered from its brewing industry since ancient times. You can visit the old distinctive storehouses and taste the famous local dish of Kitakata ramen.
Kitakata is 15 km north of Aizu-Wakamatsu.
1 Warehouses"Historical Kura"(Wakaki Shoten Brick Warehouse(Free), Kurazashiki Art Museum(300 yen), Kai Honke Kurazashiki(Free), Kura-no-sato(400 yen), etc)
2 Yamatogawa Sake Brewery(400 yen)
3 Kitakata Ramen Noodle
Over 100 shops serve Ramen within the town. Try the rich ramen flavourd with special soy sauce.
4 Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko(Recommended)
The Nagatoko, the worship hall of Shingu Kumano shrine, was built in 1055. Its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars.
In November, the Nagatoko makes a beautiful contrast with 800 year-old sacred ginko trees.
Located 20 km south of Aizu-wakamatsu, Shimogo is a lovely countryside with rich nature.
There are several hot springs along River Okawa. Yunokami Onsen and Ashinomaki Onsen are popular.
A former post town along the route between Nikko and Aizu-Wakamatsu in 17th to 19th century.
You can feel as if you were in the Edo Period. Soba noodles and fish roasted on sticks are popular specialities.
A Impressive rock valley naturally created by Okawa River. To-no- Hetsuri literally means the row of cliffs which are shaped like towers.
3 The buckwheat fields of Sarugaku Plateau(Recommended)
From late August to early September, you can see the stunning natural beauty of the while flower carpet at the huge flat fields.