What to Expect
If you take this tour, you can enjoy the wonderful spring sceneries of Fukushima prefecture.
You can choose a few places to visit from the following sights.
Of course I can arrange your itinerary on your request.
1 Abukuma-do cave (Recommended)
A 3000 meter long limestone cave in eastern Fukushima prefecture discovered in 1969.You can see various beautiful rocks formed over 80 millon years in the carverns. About 600 meters of the carverns are opened to the public now. It takes 5 minutes by taxi from JR kanmata station(approx 1300yen)
2 Miharu town and its surroundings (Highly recommended)
Miharu is a lovely little town with rich cultural and historical heritages. There are several old temples in central Miharu where you can see many old weeping cherry trees( The bloom time may be April 2 to 12). In addition, from late April to early May, you can also see the colorful landscape of peach flowers around Koriyama city and Miharu.
3 Taki-zakura cherry tree(A national treasure. Highly Recommended)
An ancient weeping cherry tree (over 1000 years old) and is considered by many as the single most beautiful cherry tree in Japan."Taki" litarally means waterfall. Mid April(Might be April 6 to14) is the best time to view the peak flowering season. Takizakura can be reached by bus from JR Miharu station(15 minutes,1000yen).
4 Takashiba Deko Yashiki
A small community of doll makers which continue to handcraft Miharu paper-mache dolls in the traditional way. Deko means wooden doll. You can tour the workshops and paint their own paper-mache doll. It takes 10 minutes by taxi from Miharu Station(approx 1300yen).
5 MIharu Herb Hana Garden(Recommended)
A complex facility which houses gardening shop,cafe, restaurant(lunch buffet 1690 yen), and food market .A very popular spot among locals.It takes 10 minutes by taxi from JR Koriyama Station(approx 2000yen) or 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miharu Station( approx 3000yen).
6 Natsui one thousand cherry trees,Ono town
A 5000 meter long cherry tree road along Natsui River. Late April is the best time to visit. It is in front of JR Natsui Station.
7 Hanamiyama Park, Fukushima city(Highly Recommended)
Hanami-yama literally means " Flower viewing hill". This is the one of the most popular flower parks in Fukushima prefecture. From late March to mid April, you can see many kinds of beautiful flowers. Fukushima city can be reached by Shinkansen(15 min) or local train (50 min) from Koriyama.
Why not try the disk-dumprings , popular local cuisines after flower viewing ?
8 Janohana Park, Motomiya
Especially wisterias are very beautiful.(Bloom time is late April to early May.)