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Bandai-Azuma-Adatara Volcano Trail



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Experience the power of the earth and Fukushima’s mountain scenery by hiking across active volcanoes in Bandai-Asahi National Park

Fukushima Prefecture




Experience a volcanic long-distance hike through Bandai-Asahi National Park, exploring the rugged landscape of Fukushima Prefecture.

The Bandai-Azuma-Adatara Volcano Trail hiking route takes you to three active volcanoes—Mt. Bandai, Mt. Azuma, and Mt. Adatara—along with lakes created by volcanic activity, such as Lake Inawashiro and Lake Hibara.  While the full trail extends over 300km, you can hike it in sections to get a feel for the mountainous nature and history of the region.

Another way to enjoy the volcanoes is by soaking in one of the hot springs they heat, an ideal way to relax after a long, satisfying hike along the trail. There are also many hot spring inns dotted around the park, so you can try local sake and seasonal cuisine before getting a good night’s sleep and be ready for another day of exploring Bandai-Asahi National Park.

For even more outdoorsy visitors, there are also options like staying overnight in a mountain hut or camping on the shore of a quiet lake under the stars.

The Adatara Nature Center can help plan your trip and has a number of knowledgeable guides who can give you the best tips to make the most of your adventure.



How to get there


Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Koriyama Station (about 1 hour 20 minutes), then switch to the Tohoku Line to Nihonmatsu Station (about 20 minutes). From Nihonmatsu Station, take the Fukushima Kotsu bus or a taxi to Dake Onsen (about 25 minutes). The Adatara Nature Center is a 2-minute walk away.


1-104 Dake Onsen, Nihonmatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken


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