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

Important News: Access to the Bandai-Azuma Skyline Sightseeing Road has been restricted following the Volcanic Warning Level for Azumaya being raised from Level 1 (“Potential for Increased Activity”) to Level 2 (“Do Not Approach the Crater”). A restricted access zone has now been put into effect around within 1.5 k of the crater, meaning thatContinue 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

Azuma Kofuji’s Short & Scenic Hiking Route

Important News: Access to the Bandai-Azuma Skyline Sightseeing Road has been restricted following the Volcanic Warning Level for Azumaya being raised from Level 1 (“Potential for Increased Activity”) to Level 2 (“Do Not Approach the Crater”). A restricted access zone has now been put into effect around within 1.5 k of the crater, meaning thatContinue reading Azuma Kofuji’s Short & Scenic Hiking Route

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