Attractiveness of Fukushima KenpokuAttractiveness of Fukushima Kenpoku

Fukushima Kenpoku has 4 onsens that has a long history and various spring quality close to one another.
Many onsen lovers visit here.

Attractiveness 1. Onsen

  • Iizaka Onsen

    It is one of the best onsens in Oushu among Naruko and Akiu, which have one of the longest history in Tohoku area. Around 2nd Century, Yamatotakerunomikoto is said to stop by during his east expedition and in 1689, Matsuo Basho, a famous Haiku poet" is said to stop by on the way to "Okuno Hosomich" (a deep narrow road to the north). It is popular to onsen hop 9 pubic baths including "Sabakoyu", which is the oldest among them. Enjoy a conversation with local people too.

    【Spring quality】 Alkaline Simple Spring
    【Effect】 Neuralgia, muscular pain, joint pain, motor paralysis, bruises, sprain, chronic digestive disease and others
    Iizaka Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 024-542-4241
    10 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway, Fukushima Iizaka IC
    About 22 minutes on Fukushima Kotsu Iizaka Line from JR Fukushima Station
    Go to the official website
  • Tsuchiyu Onsen

    It is an onsen area surrounded by a rich nature of Azuma mountain range. Since there are many hot spring sources, you can enjoy more than 10 spring qualities. It is said to be one of the three most famous origins of Kokeshi, along with Toogatta and Naruko. You can enjoy painting on Kokeshi while you explore the onsen district. It is great to be able to choose your travel style such as taking an outdoor bath filled with rural beauty and taking a dip in bath at a traditional hotel.

    【Spring quality】 Sulfur spring, hydrogen carbonate spring, alkaline simple hot spring, iron mineral spring, acid alum spring, and others
    【Effect】 High blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, neuralgia, dermatopathy, woman's illness, and others
    Tsuchiyu Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 024-595-2217
    About 15 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Fukushima Nishi IC
    Go to the official website
  • Takayu Onsen

    This hot spring area has more than 410 years of history since it was opened. It is known to have one of the highest concentration of sulfur. In 2010, they were the first ones to make "declaration of 100% free flowing hot spring" in Tohoku area. They made a rule of "no loud entertainment in the area" in Takayu Onsen while it is the trend to have lively entertainment to protect the onsen atmosphere and natural environment.

    【Spring quality】 High concentration of sulfur
    【Effect】 High blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, peripheral circulatory disease, rheumatism, diabetes, chronic toxicosis, pimple, frostbite, burn, wound, woman's illness, infertility, athlete's foot, heat rash, stomach and intestines disease, neuralgia, chronic rash, constipation, hedrocele, skin disease, hands and feet hyperhidrosis, atopic dermatitis, and others
    Takayu Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 024-591-1125
    About 30 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Fukushima Nishi IC
    Go to the official website
  • Dake Onsen

    It is an onsen town located in the highland with the altitude of 600m in the skirt of Adatara mountain range. It is said to be found by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro during his expedition to the east more than 1200 years ago and Mito Komon is said to praise the effect in Edo period. It has spring quality of sulfur spring, which is rare in this country. It warms you up to your core and have high antibacterial effect so it is effective for chronic skin disease.

    【Spring quality】 Simple acid spring
    【Effect】 Neuralgia, muscular pain, arthralgia, stiff and painful shoulder, motor paralysis, stiff joint, bruise, sprain, chronic digestive disease, hemorrhoids, and others
    Dake Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 0243-24-2310
    About 15 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Nihonmatsu IC
    Go to the official website

Attractiveness 2, Nature

Kenpoku area surrounded by Azuma mountain range has many areas with seasonal scenery and festivals.

  • Bandai Azuma Skyline

    It is a mountain scenic road at the average of 1,350m altitude. You can see Fukushima city behind the great nature from the bridge that goes over the valley.

    Autumn leaf season:Early to mid October

    Fukushima City Tourist Information (West exit)
    TEL. 024-531-6428
  • Azuma Sports Park

    The 520m long street with gingko tree is lit up during the autumn leaf season. It is great to enjoy it while walking.

    Autumn leaf season:Early November

    Azuma Sports Park
    TEL. 024-593-1111
  • Kuroiwakokuzouson

    Kokuzo Bosatsu that is said to share wisdom and happiness is enshrined here. You can see the grand flow of Abukuma river from the temple.

    Autumn leaf season:Early November

    Fukushima City Tourism Information (East exit)
    TEL. 024-522-3265
  • Onuma

    Onuma and Menuma is said to be created from debris flow from the the mountain. You can enjoy the reflection of the forest turning into bright colors in the fall on the surface of Onuma, where water is springing nearby.

    Autumn leaf season:Mid to late October

    Tsuchiyu Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 024-595-2217
  • Nihonmatsu Kikuningyo (chrysanthemum doll)

    They display about 30,000 chrysanthemum flowers including kikuningyo at Kasumigajo Park. It is a chrysanthemum festival that has been held since 1955.

    Season:October 14th to November 23rd (in 2017)

    General incorporated association Nihonmatsu Kikueikai
    TEL. 0243-55-5122
  • Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (Fighting Festival)

    It is one of the three major fighting festivals in Japan.

    Season:3 days with the first Saturday in October as the mid day.

    Iizaka Onsen Tourism Association
    TEL. 024-542-4241
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