Mt Issaikyo ‘The Witch’s Eye’ – in Fukushima City

For nature-lovers, I recommend checking out the trekking course from Jododaira Rest House to Mt Issaikyo. The course up to the peak of Mt Issaikyo (altitude of 1948.8m) and back down to the Rest House is around 7km in total, and takes around 3 hours. The official first day of Mt Issaikyo’s 2018 hiking seasonContinue reading Mt Issaikyo ‘The Witch’s Eye’ – in Fukushima City

A Hike to the Yellow Lilies of the Oguni Marshlands

Every year in late June, bright yellow Nikko Kisuge Lilies light up Oguni Marshlands. I’ve seen many photos of these beautiful flowers since coming to Fukushima, so I was determined to go and see them for myself. Oguninuma (the name of the marshland area) is in Urabandai area, and is part of the stunning nationalContinue reading A Hike to the Yellow Lilies of the Oguni Marshlands

First Time Snowshoe Trekking in Fukushima

The Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture gets a huge amount of snowfall every year, making it a great region for skiiers, snowboarders, and anyone who enjoys winter sports! Last week I tried out snowshoe trekking in Urabandai. In areas with deep snow, walking in normal footwear becomes extremely difficult, so for hundreds of years JapaneseContinue reading First Time Snowshoe Trekking in Fukushima