What to Expect
On this tour,we will use public transportation such as train, bus or taxi
Since Kita-Ibaraki and Iwaki are very large, please choose a few places to visit from these spots below.
I can arrange the itinerary on your request
1 Ajisai-no Mori ,or Hydrangea Forest(Recommended)
1200 kinds, about 28,000 hydrangeas can be seen from middle of June to late June.
Located on the top of hill. There are a restaurant( Beef steak is popular) and a glass blowing studio where you can try various glass experience.
3 Izura Coast ( Recommended)
A picturesque place for its beautiful seashore with different shapes of bays and a pine tree forest. Its name came to be known for what Tenshin Okakura,a leading figure who contributed to the modernization of Japanese art ,moved there from Tokyo in 1903. Tenshin Museum exhibits various precious materials such as the first edition of "Book of Tea" penned by Tenshin. Rokkaku-do(Hexagonal Building ) and Cape Izura park are the unmissable points, and you can imagine that ex-famous painters during Meiji era worked hard at fictionization if you stand on this ground.
1 Kozo-ji temple
In early May , 500,000 light purple flowers called Shaga blooms around the three story pagoda in ceder forest.
2 Iwama Coast
The area damaged by tsunami in 2011. Popular surf spot with beautiful bow-shaped bay.
1 Aquamirine Fukushima(Recommended)
The most popular spot in Iwaki city and an aquarium where you can learn the water environment of Fukushima Prefecture and its surroundings.
2 Misaki Park , Onahama
From lookout of huge park , you can see the stunning views of the harbor and the pacific.
3 Toyoma Coast
This area was heavily damaged by tunami in 2011. Over 120 locals lost their lives there.
The shioyasaki light house is a white beautiful building located on the hill. You can see the state of reconstruction from the top of the hill.
1 Coal & Fossil Museum"Horuru"
You can see the display of fossil and dinosaur sceletons and learn the history of the coal mining town.
2 Hot Spa for Racehouses
At the rehabilitation facility, you can see racehouses relaxed in hot spring bathes.
3 Spa Resort Hawaiians
A huge theme park with hot spring. The polynesian dance show by the hura girls there is absolutely impressive.
4 Shiramizu-Amidado Temple (National Treasure)
The Main hall in Shiramizu Amida-do temple was built in 1160 .Lotus flowers in July and coloured leaves in the fall are so beautiful.
To Shiramizu- Amidado, 25 minutes by bus from Iwaki station.
(Nothern Iwaki and Tamura city)
1 Wonder farm, Yotsukura
You can enjoy tomato picking through the year and taste various tomato dishes at Womder farm. It is also a good idea to enjoy local seafood at Road Staton Yotsukura.
To Wander farm , 15 minutes by taxi from Yotsukura Station.
2 Ogawa town & Natsui-gawa Valley
A very peace countryside where Kusano Shinpei,a famous poet, was born. The 500 year-old weeping cherry tree at Ogawa suwa shrine is very stunning. The peak time of full bloom is early April.
3 Abukuma-do lime stone cave, Tamura city
You can see various types stalactites formed over 80 million years.