The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns / Villages in Japan - "Tanagura Town" in Fukushima Prefecture

November 27, 2016

Tanagura Town used to be the historical town of Samurai "Tanagura" clan during the Edo period.  Unfortunately the castle itself does not exist right now.

 

Geographically, Tanagura town is located in the south-east side of Shirakawa city in Fukushima, where the city is surrounded by several towns like Tanagura, of which population has not been much changed for the past 40 years.  

 

The landscape of the town is really peaceful with plentiful natures remaining as well as beautiful sights for cherry-blossoms and autumn-leaves in the western part of the town.

 

 

1. The Basic Information on "Nishigo Village" :

 

- The Total Area:  159.93 km2

- The Population: 14,042 persons (as of 2016)

- The Density of Population:  87.8 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There are 3 train stations (Iwaki-Tanakura, Nakatoyo and Chikatsu) on JR  which is one of JR Suigo Line.  

- The Main Roads:  Two National Roads, #118 & $289 are available in the town.

- The Bus:  One local bus network under Fukushima Transport Company is available in the town. 

- The Airport:  The nearest airport is Fukushima Airport in 50-min drive from the town  (about 31 km)

 

 

2. The Main Industry:

 

- Agriculture 

- Manufacturing

 

 

3. The Recommended Spots for Sightseeing Near "Nishigo Village" :

 

 

3-1 The Nature Sites :

 

- Yamamoto Natural Park

- Mt. Hakko

 

 

3-2 The History Sites :

 

- Tanagura Castle Site

- Akadate Castle Stie

- Tsutsukowake Shrine

- Joryuji Temple

- Yamamoto Fudoson Temple

 

 

3-3  The Cherry-Blossoms Sites :

 

- Inojizo Zakura

- Hanazono Shidare-Zakura 

- Tanagura Castle Site

- Akadate Castle Site

- Kibo Zakura

 

 

3-4 The Autumn-Leave Sites  :

 

- Tanagura Castle Site

- Yamamoto Shrine

 

3-5 The MayFlower Sites :

 

- Tanagura Castle Site

 

 

< The Historical Site - Tsutsukowake Shrine >

 

 

< The Cherry-Blosssoms - Tanagura Shrine Site >

 

 

< The Cherry-Blossoms - Hanazono Shidare-Zakura >

 

 

< The Autumn-Leaves - Tanagura Castle Site >

 

 

< The Historical Site - Yamamoto Fudoson Temple >

 

 

< The Nature's Site - Oku-Kuji Natural Park >

 

 

< How to Get to Tanagura Town, Fukushima >

 

 

 

 

 

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