Okuaizu, Japan

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Experience the beauty and blessing of mother nature.

Outdoor Activities Spotlight

Mugenkyo no Watashi

A rowboat starts pulling the oar from a dock in Hayato to the other side of the river, where there is the lost village.

Business Hour: Mid. April ~ Mid November, between sunrise until sunset (Reservation required.)
Inquiry & Reservation: Okuaizu Kanko
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Location: About 15 minutes by walk from JR Hayato station.
Address: 888 Yunodaira Hayato, Mishima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLkHwCT3908

Tagokura Dam Excursion Boat

Tagokura Dam is one of the largest hydroelectric dam in Japan. Gorgeous view of surrounding landscape from the excursion boat entertains its visitors.

Address: 604-18 Ushiroyama Tagokura, Tadami
Business Operation: Late-May ~ Late-November
Contact: Tagokura Lakeview
http://tadamikousya.sakura.ne.jp/lake/ship/

Fishing Weir

A fishing weir is an obstruction placed across a river to trap fish. Ayu (sweetfish) can be caught by hands on the weir.

Location: Tamanashi Fishing Weir (in Kaneyama)
Business Operation: August 20th ~ October 20th (It is subject to change depending upon fishing condition.)
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
http://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/

River fishing in the Ina River

Because quality of water is suitable for freshwater fish such as Ayu (sweetfish), Ina River attracts many fishermen when fishing season starts.

Location: Ina River, Minamiaizu
Fishing season: From Mid-July. (Fishing permit needs to be purchased.)

MTB Resort

During Summer, this resort provides various outdoor activities such as mountain biking, trekking, Zip-line and tennis. Need a lesson? No problem! There are instructors who can teach how to enjoy the activities. (Reservation needed.)
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Address: 535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu
Contact: Aizu Kogen Takatsue MTB Resort
http://takatsue.jp/mtbresort

Zip-Line Adventure

A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on a slope. There are six courses to enjoy a thrill of “flying” in the forest.

Address: 535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu
Business Operation: Early-May ~ Early-November
Contact: Aizu Kogen Takatsue MTB Resort
http://aizu-kougen.jp/

Lake Fishing (in Lake Numazawa)

Between April and September, Kokanee salmon fishing can be enjoyed. Kokanee salmon, also known as red salmon, do not migrate to the ocean. Kokanee salmon live in cold freshwater their entire life. In Fukushima, the Lake Numazawa is the only lake Kokanee salmon can be found.

Location: The lake Numazawa in Kaneyama
Fishing season: April 1st ~ September. (Fishing permit needs to be purchased.)
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
http://www.kaneyama-kankou.ne.jp/

Atmospheric Icing Excursion

Soft and hard rime on forest trees exhibit beauty of nature. A snow vehicle takes you to the top of the mountain at elevation of 1,700 m (5,577 ft), where you can see the beautiful sight.

Contact: Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort
Address: 535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu
http://takatsue.jp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/takatsue_2017EN.pdf

Ski Slopes

Enjoy ski slopes with powder snow. There are courses for Slalom and Mogul skiing as well. These slopes are exclusive for skiers.

Contact: Aizukogen Takahata Ski
20-3 Ichinomama Omomo, Minamiaizu
http://www.takahata-ski.net/

Halfpipe & Snowboarding

This is a famous site for enthusiastic snowboarders. Particularly, halfpipe and a banked slalom course are very popular. There are several ski courses to be enjoyed. Variety of slopes can satisfy skiers both skilled and beginners. There is an area dedicated for small children, where they can play with snow in safe environment.

Contact: Aizukogen Nango Ski Area
Yunoiri 293 Sakai, Minamiaizu
http://www.nango-ski.com/

Have Fun in Snow with Family

Many ways to play in the snow
Snowball fighting
Snow Rafting
Kanjiki (snowshoes) Walk
Snowballs for snowball fight
Kamakura (Snow huts)
Snow Sled Riding