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Brilliant Autumn Colours in Aizu

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Get a taste of rural life in ancient Japan in the mountainous region of Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture Tourism and Local Products Association



Experience autumn in Japan like the samurai did long ago in Aizu, the mountainous region of Fukushima. Unlike many parts of Japan that have undergone rapid urbanization, much of the history and nature of Aizu has been beautifully preserved.


Here you can still get a taste of rural life in ancient Japan, with the backdrop of dense forests that are especially beautiful in autumn. Admire the brilliant Tsuruga Castle, one of the final strongholds for the samurai during the Boshin war. Then travel into the mountains and back in time to the historic post-town of Ouchi-juku to taste some traditional treats freshly smoked over the wood-burning hearths of preserved thatched roof Japanese country homes. Along the way you can admire the beautiful mountain views, streams, and unique lakes that have been formed from volcanic activity in the area, and several more unique historical sites. There is so much to see and do in Aizu, so don’t forget your camera, a cozy sweater, and your spirit of adventure!



How to get there


Ouchi-juku by Train: 15 min by taxi or bus from Yunokami Onsen Station Aizu Railway.



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