Nature & Scenery

Bandai Azuma Lake Line

Bandai-Azuma Lake Line is a scenic 13.1km road, connecting Inawashiro Town and Kitashiobara Village.

Outstanding backdrops of hundreds of lakes, including Lake Akimoto, Lake Onogawa, and Lake Hibara can be seen from along the road.

The Nakatsugawa Valley, which lies half-way along the road, offers a wonderful view of a combination of rock surfaces polished by strong water currents and woodland greenery. A rest-house area with washrooms stands near the valley and visitors can enjoy trekking along the walking trails from the season of fresh green leaves through to the end of the season of red and yellow foliage. The valley is particularly famous as one of the most scenic foliage-viewing spots in Japan with many photographers visiting from both inside and outside of the prefecture.

Enjoy a beautiful drive through this landscape when the new leaves of spring are fresh and green or when the autumn beauty of the valley glistens with red and yellow foliage of beeches, buckeyes, and maples.


6F Fukushima-ken Jichi Kaikan, 8-2 Naka-machi, Fukushima City, 960-8043
Planning Office, Fukushima Prefectural Road Public Corporation
TEL: +81-24-521-5530 / FAX: +81-24-522-7929
Open from mid-April to mid-November. The road is closed from mid-November every year.
By car: approx. 30 min from Inawashiro-Bandai Kogen IC on The Ban'etsu Expressway (Enter via Hibara Toll Gate)

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