Bus Tour of Oku-Aizu - Too spectacular a view of Oku-Aizu. Departure from Aizuwakamatsu Station

Very popular among camera enthusiasts. One-day trip to Okuaizu with plenty to see and do.

I want to feel the deep green wilderness! I want to experience not only buses but also trains! I want to photograph the spectacular scenery! I also want to taste sake! The Okuaizu area is recommended for those who are greedy.

The Aizu region is now attracting a lot of attention from chefs as a region where delicious sake can be enjoyed.
Oku-Aizu is the southwestern part of the Aizu region in Fukushima Prefecture, part of the Echigo Mountains and one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan.

THE TADAMI RIVER FLOWS THROUGH OKU-AIZU, AND IN AUTUMN, VISITORS CAN ENJOY A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE JR EAST TADAMI LINE RUNNING EAST TO WEST THROUGH OKU-AIZU AND THE AUTUMN LEAVES ON THE SURFACE OF THE RIVER.

In addition, from spring to early summer, visitors can enjoy the beauty of deep green and stunning mountains.

The popular "Tour of Okuaizu" bus tour is a one-day trip to enjoy the breathtaking nature that is rarely seen. This tour is sure to satisfy camera enthusiasts and those who want to taste delicious Japanese sake.

Travel Point 1: Sake tasting at Aizu Umashu "Gonoi Sake Shop

Gonoi Sake Shop in Oku-Aizu is a sake store that carries many brands of sake from the Aizu region. Sake tastings and a selection of Aizu's finest sake are available for purchase.

Travel Point 2: Photograph the "First Tadamigawa Bridge" at the most scenic spot. 

A bridge with a spectacular view that every camera enthusiast would like to photograph at least once. Watch for the time when the train passes by and take pictures with your smartphone or your favorite camera.

Those of you who have seen the movie "Seishun 18x2 Kimi he no Tsunagaeru Michi", which is also a hit in Asia, will react to this view. The location that appears as an important scene in the movie is this Tadami Line Bridge No. 1.

Daiichi Tadamigawa Bridge

TRAVEL POINT 3: TAKE THE TRAIN (JR TADAMI LINE) TO APPRECIATE THE SPECTACULAR SCENERY.

After getting off the bus, you will transfer to the train and enjoy the view from the window of the train.

Travel Point 4: You can see a demonstration of Okuaizu braided crafts at the "Living Crafts Museum".

Okuaizu wickerwork is made from plants collected in the mountains of the Okuaizu region, such as hiroro, mountain grapes, and matatabi, and is used to make a variety of hand baskets and baskets.

The craftsman actually demonstrates in front of you and you can buy them.

Travel Point 5: Hayato Onsen or Kirigenkyo Ferry: Your choice!

You can enjoy either Hayato Hot Spring "Tsuru no Yu" or "Ferry Boat". Please choose one at the time of reservation.

Hayato Onsen Tsuru no Yu: The hot spring Tsuru no Yu is located in the Tadamigawa River valley and offers a spectacular view of the medicinal hot spring. This hot spring has been loved as a therapeutic hot spring since ancient times. It is a natural medicinal hot spring with 100% free-flowing hot-spring water, with its history of 1,200 years intact. Please fully enjoy the mildness of the famous hot spring.

Hayato Onsen Tsuru no Yu

Ferry Boat of Kir igenkyo :The Kirigenkyo River is popular for its emotional "rowing ferry boats" and the seasonal scenery seen from the surface of the Tadami River. In recent years, Kirigenkyo has also attracted attention as a power spot where wishes come true. A power spot of excitement & healing awaits you.

Ferry in the Misty Gorge

Round trip by rowing Japanese boat

Please note that the location of the ferry boat boarding is subject to change.
*In the event of heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds, or rising or falling water in the river, the ferry will be cancelled if it is deemed difficult to ensure the safety of passengers.

*Wigian Gorge Ferry will be out of service on June 22, 23, 29, 30, August 3, 4, and 31.

Travel Point 5: Try local food.

Lunch was served at the roadside station "Aizu Yanagitsu Seiryuen".

Dr. Yanaizu Soba: While the history of buckwheat cultivation in Yanaizu is long, the recent gourmet boom in Japan has led to a nationwide reevaluation of the quality of Yanaizu's buckwheat, and the name "Dr. Yanaizu Soba" was chosen for this occasion. The "Dr. Yanaizu Soba" is a pure buckwheat noodle made by the hands of a master and the famous water.

Yanaizu Sauce Katsu-don: The Aizu region is famous for its saucy pork cutlet bowl. Yanaizu's saucy pork cutlet bowl, which has been popular in Yanaizu for centuries, features cabbage on a bed of rice with a fluffy egg omelet and a crispy sauce cutlet on top.

It is very nice to be able to eat a set of Yanaizu specialties.

Local bus tours are also available as a day trip from Tokyo to experience the great outdoors!

The bus tour schedule for Oku-Aizu can be arranged as a one-day trip by taking the Shinkansen bullet train or highway bus from Tokyo to Aizu-Wakamatsu, the starting point of the tour.

(Ride)

From Tokyo:
➡Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 203: Departure: Tokyo Station 6:40 → Arrival: Koriyama Station 8:20
➡Ban-Etsu-Nishi Line: Departure: Koriyama Station 8:29 → Arrival: Aizu Wakamatsu Station 9:41

From Koriyama area
➡Koriyama line, departing from Koriyama station at 8:00 → arriving at Wakamatsu station at 9:03
➡Fukushima line, departing from Fukushima station east exit at 8:00 → arriving at Wakamatsu station at 9:28

(Get off)

Connection to Tokyo area
➡Ban-Etsu-Nishi Line Rapid: Departure from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station at 18:19 → Arrive at Koriyama Station at 19:34
➡Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 64: Depart Koriyama Station 19:49 → Arrive Tokyo Station 21:12

Highway Bus Iwaki-Koriyama Route
➡To Koriyama: Depart from Wakamatsu Station Bus Terminal at 18:30 → Arrive at Koriyama Station at 19:50
➡Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 220: Depart from Koriyama Station at 20:06 → Arrive at Tokyo Station at 21:44

This bus tour of Oku-Aizu is packed with attractions that cannot be fully explored on an individual trip. Please join us.

summary

settlement day
classification Day Tour
Price
Adults (junior high school students and up) ¥6,300 Children (1 year old to elementary school students) ¥4,300
Minimum number of participants 1 人 1 people

schedule

  • bus
  • train
  • walking
  • airplane
  • ship
  • tourist attraction
  • meal
  • Accomodations
  • dissolution

schedule

bus
Higashiyama Onsen (departure at 9:30) *Tickets must be purchased at the information desk in front of the station.
bus
Aizuwakamatsu Station (departure at 9:55) *Tickets must be purchased at the information desk in front of the station.
bus
Roadside Station Aizu (10:20-10:50) *Tickets must be purchased on the bus.
bus
Gonoi Sake Shop (11:00-11:20)
bus
Roadside Station Aizu Yanaizu (lunch) (11:40-12:30)
bus
Living Crafts Museum (13:40-14:10)
train
AIZU MIYASHITA STATION (JR 14:30)
train
AIZU KAWAGUCHI STATION (JR 14:58)
bus
Hayato Onsen Tsuru no Yu or Kirigenkyo Ferry (15:25-16:15)
bus
Roadside Station Aizu (Arrive 17:05)
bus
Aizuwakamatsu Station (Arrival at 17:30)
bus
Higashiyama Onsen (Arrive 17:45)

Precautions

  • Scheduled bus company: Aizu Bus
  • Accompanied by: Bus guide 0
  • Please note that the service may be changed or cancelled depending on weather and road conditions. Please allow enough time for travel by expressway, train, etc. The time for the Tadami Line to pass the Daiichi Tadamigawa Bridge is a rough estimate. It may not pass in time.
  • Reservations by phone 
  • Aizu Bus Wakamatsu Sales Office ☎0242-22-5555 (receptionist 9:00-17:00) *Please note that the deadline for acceptance is 17:00 the day before the operation date.
  • Web Reservations
  • (1) Please fill out the bus tour reservation form on the upper right corner of the screen and send it to us. (2) You will receive an auto-reply e-mail from us confirming that your application has been accepted.
  • caution 
  • Only seat reservations can be made by phone or on the web. Please exchange your ticket for cash on the day of boarding. The same applies if you use a ticket (coupon ticket) issued by a travel agency. If there are seats available on the day of boarding, tickets can be purchased at the information desk in front of the Aizu Bus Station.

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  • QI would like to inquire about this site.

    Please fill out the form at the "Contact Us" link at the end of this website and submit your inquiry.

  • QI would like to inquire about tour details.

    Please fill out the "Contact Us" form at the end of this website and submit your inquiry.
    Please note that we do not make reservations or sell tickets on this website. Please note that reservations, seat availability information, details, etc. may take some time to respond after confirming with each travel agency. Please understand that it may take some time.

  • QI would like to know how to join or apply for a tour.

    Please click on the "Availability and Reservation Request" link on each tour introduction page to be transferred to the page of the travel agency offering the tour.

  • QWhat is included in the tour price?

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