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Koriyama Area

Rich in natural wonders, unique local culture, and delicious food 

Things To Do

About Koriyama Area

Access & Accommodation

About the Koriyama Area

The Koriyama area is located in central Fukushima prefecture, Japan. It is well-known for its high-quality hot springs, picturesque nature, and delicious local specialties such as award-winning Japanese sake and Wagashi sweets. Discover the highlights of Koriyama area now!

Things To Do

Miharu Cherry, Peach, and

Plum Blossoms Tour

See Cherry Blossoms

Miharu's name literally translates to "three springtimes" and originates from the fact that the local cherry, peach, and plum trees blossom at the same time creating an unforgettable landscape in spring. See it on a special seasonal tour!

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Miharu Takizakura, also known as the "Waterfall Cherry Tree", is one of Japan’s three most famous sakura cherry trees.

Miharu Takizakura

Koriyama's iconic Kaiseiyama Park has over 1,300 sakura trees that were planted nearly 150 years ago.

Cherry Blossoms at Kaiseiyama Park

Over 200,000 Shibazakura (Moss phlox) cherry blossoms cover the hills of Jupia Land Hirata flower park like a cascading pink carpet.

Jupia Land Hirata’s Shibazakura

The idyllic view of more than 1,000 sakura trees blossoming along the Natsui River attracts many visitors every year. 

Natsui Senbonzakura

Bandai Atami Onsen

Relax at Hot Springs

Koriyama’s most famous hot spring resort, Bandai Atami Onsen, boasts a history of over 800 years. The legend says that Princess Hagi-hime recovered from an incurable disease by soaking in the soft water of this hot spring. Bandai Atami is loved by many female visitors because its water is velvety smooth and has a skin-beautification effect.

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This onsen village consists of four radium hot springs perfect for a day of relaxation.

Bobata Onsen

The highlight of this 1,200-year-old hot spring is the outdoor rock pool that sits adjacent to the freshwater river at the base of Mt Futamata.

Futamata Onsen

Make Japanese Manju Sweets and Visit a Sake Brewery

Taste Local Food & Sake

Koriyama boasts a wonderful local gourmet culture, among which the Manju sweets are recognized as belonging to Japan’s most prominent confectionery. You can now join a tour that visits local food and sake destinations!

Other Recommended Spots

Niida Honke is an outstanding sake brewery with a 300 year history.

Niida Honke Sake Brewery

The brewery tours at this factory allow you to witness the manufacturing process of one of Japan’s most famous beer brands, Asahi Beer. 

Asahi Brewery

You will find a great variety of fresh vegetables and fruits at this farmers market. 

Adatara Farmers Market

Conveniently located next to Fukushima Airport, this Roadside Station is an ideal place for last-minute shopping of local specialties, fresh fruits, and vegetables.

Roadside Station Tamagawa Kobushi no Sato

Other Recommended Spots

Lake Inawashiro Cruise

Feel The Nature

Enjoy the vast natural beauty of Lake Inawashiro, the fourth largest lake in Japan, on a boat cruise! You will see wonderful views of the iconic Mt Bandai. For the more adventurous travelers, there is also a boat cruise on Lake Hibara in the Urabandai area. Lake Hibara was created after the latest eruption of Mt Bandai volcano and holds the mystery of a submerged village.

The only peony garden to be designed as a national scenic beauty place boasts a large selection of over 7,000 flowers from over 290 different species. 

Sukagawa Peony Garden

The beautiful rice paddy art in Kagamiishi town was originally created as a way to revitalize the local community.

Kagamiishi Rice Field Art

Inside this natural wonder you will marvel at hundreds of limestone formations dating back over 80 million years.

Abukumado Cave

At this highland you will discover not only 33 wind turbines that produce electricity from natural forces, but also a vast field of flowers that blossom each season.

Koriyama Nunobiki Wind Highland

Around Lake Inawashiro and Mt Bandai there are numerous top-class ski resorts known for their soft powder snow.

Ski Resorts

Paint Miharu Goma Dolls & Meet Local Artisans

Experience Festivals & Local Culture

At Takashiba Deko Yashiki village you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture by making a traditional "Miharu-Goma" doll or "Hyottoko" fool's mask. You might even see the peculiar fool's dance when you meet the local craftsmen!

Other Recommended Spots

The annual festival at Furudono Hachiman Shrine held every October is a rare opportunity to see traditional Japanese mounted archery "yabusame".

Furudono Hachiman Shrine Festival

In this spectacular fire festival held every November, giant torch flames blaze the sky over Sukagawa city.

Taimatsu Akashi Fire Festival

The 300-year-old fireworks festival held every August illuminates the night sky and gives the impression that Mt Shiroyama is erupting.

Asakawa Fireworks

Access & Accommodation

Easily Accessible from Major Cities

Koriyama is located in the center of Fukushima prefecture and is well-connected to Tokyo and Sendai by Shinkansen bullet train. By car you can easily reach Koriyama taking the Tohoku Expressway.

40 mins from Aizu 

25 mins from Inawashiro

15 mins from Miharu

Access by Car

Access by Bullet Train

80 mins from Tokyo Station

40 mins from Sendai Station

Fukushima

Prefecture

Find Accommodation

Koriyama

Miharu

Inawashiro

Aizu

Sendai Airport

The Koriyama area offers a large variety of accommodation facilities for every taste, including relaxing hot spring resorts, ski slope inns, traditional ryokans, city hotels, family-run minshuku inns, and more! Book your accommodation in the Koriyama area easily and without hassle.

Tokyo

Koriyama

80

mins

Sendai

Koriyama

40

mins

Want to Learn More about the Koriyama area?

Go to Koriyama City’s 

Official Website

Go to Koriyama’s Tourist Information Website

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