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  • 1 A city inhabited by the spirits of the ancients
    A city inhabited by the spirits of the ancients
    There are numerous attractions to see in this area of the Tohoku region of Japan.
    You can visit important landmarks of the samurai culture such as Tsuruga Castle, and you can see many areas that had been frequented by the famous Byakkotai (White Tiger Band).
    You can enjoy delicious local cuisine and attend traditional events that have been performed for hundreds of years. You can enjoy beautiful natural scenery in places such as Lake Inawashiro, Mt. Bandai, and Goshiki Swamp.
    If you would like to relax, hot springs are available for weary travelers seeking to be refreshed.
    All the precious aspects of traditional culture, which are rapidly disappearing in Japan, can still be found everywhere in Aizu. This home page seeks to inform visitors about the many attractions of Aizu Wakamatsu City and the areas around the Bandai Region,and is launched for English speakers.
    We would like you to visit Aizu, a city rich in natural beauty and history.
  • 2Spring-Cherry Blossoms-
    Spring in Aizu- Every year, Aizu is blessed by the arrival of spring. Visitors to Tsuruga Castle can see numerous cherry blossoms in the surrounding park, all while enjoying the local cuisine and sake. Local residents love to celebrate the arrival of spring with picnics and drinking.
  • 3 Summer-Water and Greenery-
    You can enjoy the cooler time with the magnificent view of Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro. Also, you can see magnificent gorges with clear water streaming through them, and you can witness the phenomenal beauty of Ura-Bandai.
  • 4 Autumn-Colored leaves-
    This season is enriched with many local autumn foods such as shin soba noodles. The vivid colored leaves, which arrive with the cooler fall weather and the temperature difference in Aizu, can provide the backdrop for some unforgettable memories.
  • 5 Winter-snow-
    The heart of Aizu can be seen in its winter snow. After you enjoy skiing, you can soak in an outdoor hot spring and watch the snow falling all around you, forming huge drifts everywhere. For a winter lunch, hot Kitakata ramen and shinshu can warm up not only your body but also your heart.

Provided by Aizuwakamatsu & Bandai Area International Tourism Promotion Council - Last Update 2015/3/1

Contents The part of Japan nobody knows ~ Attractions of Aizu
Areas introduced by theme
Introducing Aizu and Bandai Region by themes in each area.
Taste Index
List of places to eat in each area
Souvenir Index
List of places to buy souvenirs in each area
Experience Index
List of places to experience culture in each area
Recommendation Course
Recommended itineraries for visiting each area
Access
Traffic access to Aizu・Bandai District. Useful links for trips and downloadable pamphlets
Spring-Cherry Blossoms- Summer-Water and Greenery-
Spring in Aizu- Every year, Aizu is blessed by the arrival of spring. Visitors to Tsurugajo Castle can see numerous cherry blossoms in the surrounding park, all while enjoying the local cuisine and sake. Local residents love to celebrate the arrival of spring with picnics and drinking. You can enjoy the cooler time with the magnificent view of Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro. Also, you can see magnificent gorges with clear water streaming through them, and you can witness the phenomenal beauty of Ura-Bandai.
Autumn-Colored leaves- Winter-snow-
This season is enriched with many local autumn foods such as shin soba noodles. The vivid colored leaves, which arrive with the cooler fall weather and the temperature difference in Aizu, can provide the backdrop for some unforgettable memories. The heart of Aizu can be seen in its winter snow. After you enjoy skiing, you can soak in an outdoor Onsen and watch the snow falling all around you, forming huge drifts everywhere. For a winter lunch, hot Kitakata ramen and shinshu can warm up not only your body but also your heart.

Please contact
Aizuwakamatsu & Bandai Area International Tourism Promotion Council ( Aizuwakamatsu City Tourism Division )