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SCENERY OF OKUAIZU
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Scenery of Okuaizu Spotlight

Daiichi Tadami River Bridge (in Mishima)
This bridge can be seen from an observation platform. To go to the platform, take a trail starting from the parking lot of Michi-no-eki Ozekaido Mishima Juku. Spectacular view from the platform entertain visitors throughout the four seasons.

Location: Mishima
Contact: Mishima Tourism Association.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgNcY9iCgM
Kyukuimaru Elementary School (in Showa)
Built in 1937, this school had been a beloved place for kids. However, due to the decrease in school-age children’s population, it was closed in 1980. As if the flow of time is ceased around it, the old school is still quietly stood unchanged. A large ginkgo tree in a school yard changes its color into vivid golden in the fall. The school was used as a location of Japanese film “Hameln” produced in 2013.

Location: 1374 Miyanomae Kuimaru, Showa
Contact: Industrial Construction Division, Showa Village
Nakagawa Community (in Kaneyama)
It is located by Tadami River. The peaceful atmosphere may be originated from calmness of the river and a stretch of rice fields. Nakagawa community was selected as one of 100 Japanese “Sato”, an unspoiled countryside.

Location: Nakagawa Community, Kaneyama
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
Hyakko no Reisen (in Showa)
This is a famous spring water. Once upon a time, there was a drought in the area. when the feudal lord was concerning about the condition, a long-nosed goblin appeared in his dream and told him about this spring. Since then, the local people visit the spring and pray for prosperity.

Location: Showa
Contact: Industrial Construction Division, Showa Village
Flower field of Azaki Daikon (in Kaneyama)
Above sea level of 600 meter, the Tarabu Highland is home for Azaki Daikon. The Azaki Daikon displays pale purple flowers in Spring, between end of May and early June.

Location: Tarabu Area, Kaneyama
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.
Yanohara Marshland (in Showa)
The marshland is consisted of high and low area surrounding the Yanohara Swamp. There are about 280 plants, such as Asian skunk cabbages and water lilies. Rare species, like tiny dragonflies (nannophya pygmaea) and forest green tree frogs (rhacophorous arboreus), can be seen around the marshland, which was formed about eighty thousand years ago. This region is designated as a nature conservation area.

Location: Shimonakatsugawa, Showa
Contact: Industrial Construction Division, Showa Village
Oze National Park, Oe Marshland (in Hinoemata)
Oze National Park is located across the four prefectures: Fukushima, Gunma, Niigata and Tochigi. There are several marshlands in the park. Many alpine plants, such as Asian skunk cabbages and daylilies can be observed. Astonishing beauty of the nature brings us a sense of humility.

Location: Hinoemata
Contact: Oze Hinoemata Onsen Tourist Association.
http://aizu-yanaizu.com/
Tanada in the Kubota Area (in Yanaizu)
There are beautiful terraced rice-fields in Kubota area located about 20 minutes from the center of Yanaizu. Local farmers provide rice-farming experiences to people in big cities, who generally have no opportunity to work in the fields.

Location: Kubota, Yanaizu
Contact: Yanaizu Tourism Association.
http://aizu-yanaizu.com/
Oshi community (in Kaneyama)
This is the view from Kaneyama Fureai Hiroba, located about 7 minutes by walk from Aizu-kawaguchi station. From this popular viewpoint, amazing scenery of Oshi community can be enjoyed. Especially, when the community is wrapped in a dense fog, it looks like an ink wash painting.

Location: Kaneyama Fureai Hiroba
Contact: Kaneyama-machi Commercial Tourism Division.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWKCj1nT7f4
The Tsumujikura Fall (in Yanaizu)
This is a waterfall, with the height of 85 meter, dropping from the Hakase mountain. Every year in October, trees around this area change their color and impress spectators.

Location: Onarisawa, Yanaizu
Contact: Yanaizu Tourism Association.
http://aizu-yanaizu.com/
Obayashi Furusato no Yama (in Mishima)
Every year, Katakuri (dogtooth violet) and Sargent's cherry bloom in late April. The flowers of pale violet and pink on the mountain tells visitors the spring has arrived. This Yama (mountain) is located about 15 minutes by a car from Aizu-miyashita station in Mishima.

Location: Toumotejo Nnishikata, Mishima
Contact: Mishima Tourism Association.

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