Aizu Highland 会津高原
Scenic, breathtaking highlands with hot springs and abundant nature parks
Aizu Highland is unbeatable when it comes to appreciating the full extent of nature's beauty. Part of southwestern Fukushima, Aizu Highland includes crystal clear rivers and ski slopes with powder snow in the winter.
- The Kabuki theater in Hinoemata Village
- The Soba Noodle Festival in late fall
- The Aizu Tajima Gion Festival, held annually each July 22 to July 24
- Skiing in winter
How to Get There
Aizu Highland is accessible by train to Aizu-Kogen Ozeguchi Station.
From the Tokyo area, leave from Kita-Senju Station to Shimo-Imaichi, about 90 minutes. Change to the Tobu Kinugawa Line and travel for 30 minutes to Shin-Fujiwara. Finally, hop on the Yagan Tetsudo Railway and get off at Aizu-Kogen Ozeguchi Station.
Traveling around the Aizu Highland area by rental car is highly recommended, as the train network is not as extensive as in the rest of Japan.
Despite being most famous for ski resorts, Aizu Highland has many other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in any season.
Fishing is very popular in the mountain streams in spring and fall, and the Oze area is perfect for sightseeing year-round.
Ouchi-juku , a well-preserved town from the Edo period (1603-1867), is within the Aizu Highland area and is a beautiful day trip back in time because of its traditional houses and temples.