Hi, I’m Harajo. I’m English Tour Guide in Aizu, Fukushima.
I introduce you famous 3 sightseeing spots. I’m glad if you visit there.
✓visitors center Urabandai
✓Shinmiya Kumano Shine
visitors center Urabandai
Visitor center Urabandai displays information about nature and history of Urabandai for visitors. It is located in Urabandai area, Fukushima. Mt. Bandai is active volcano. It erupted in 1888 and rocks emitted from crator blocked river flow. That is why there are a lot of ponds in Bandai area.
When you enter it, you may be surprised at big beer specimen. Tsukinowaguma, litetal meaning is “Moon Ring Shape Beer ” lives in Urabandai and sometime people encounter them. So, we should know how to avoid meeting beers and deal with the situation that we meet them.
Interesting point of this center is “nature cooler”. Since it snows a lot, they store snow in warehouse in winter and they use it as cooler for main room in summer.
When you get to Urabandai, I recommend you should go to Urabandai visitor center first!
Reference site : https://www.japan.travel/national-parks/parks/bandai-asahi/see-and-do/urabandai-visitor-center/
Goshiki ponds literally means “many color ponds”. It is generated from Mt. Bandai eruption in 1888.
If you walk around Goshiki ponds, you can see a variety of ponds. These colors are roughly divided into red and blue. Some blue ponds have white particles originated from volcano and people recognize blue. Other red ponds have iron oxide in it and it’s color is red.
Goshiki ponds are famous for sightseeing for tourist and date spot for local people thanks of the beaty of nature. When you want to feel relax in nature, you should go there!
Reference site : https://fukushima.travel/destination/goshiki-numa-ponds/13
Shinmiya Kumano Shine
Shinmiya Kumano Shine is located in Kitakata, Fukushima. Its Nagatoko, literally means “Long Floor” is famous for the structure. There are thick 44 pillars in 5 rows there.
I recommend you should go there in autumn because you can see 800 year-old gingko. Its leaves turn yellow.