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

December 25, 2016

The Furudono Town is just located between Iwaki city in the east and Shirakawa city in the west, where the rural landscape attracts visitors with peaceful atmospheres. 

 

 

There are a few lower-height mountains within the town where nature's attractions are available and seasonal climate changes can make local people respectful appreciation for natural blessings.

 

 

1. The Basic Information on "Furudono Town" :

 

- The Total Area:  163.29 km2

- The Population: 5,234 persons (as of 2016)

- The Density of Population:  32.1 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There is no train station within the town.

- The Main Roads:  One National Road, #349 in available in the town.

- The Bus:  There is one bus network system available under Fukushima Transport Company.

- The Airport:  The nearest airport is Fukushima Domestic Airport from the town  (30km distance in about 40-min).

 

 

 

2. The Main Industry:

 

- Agricultures

 

 

 

3. The Recommended Spots for Sightseeing Near "Furudono Town" :

 

 

3-1  The Nature's World :

 

- Okazegawa Gorge

- Mt. Mikabu

- Mikabu Highland Camping 

- Shibayama Natural Park

- Ikoi Mori Koen (Forest Park)

 

 

3-2  The Cherry-Blossoms Spots :

 

- Koshidai Zakura

- Mikabu Zakura

 

 

3-3  The Autumn-Leaves Spots :

 

- Okazegawa Gorge

- Mt. Kamakura Trekking Tracks

- Furudono Shrine

- Shiozawa Waterfalls

- Shimon-taki Temple 

 

 

3-4  The Hostel Accommodation :

 

- Oamian (Public Facility)

- Nyudo Hot-Spring (Private Inn)

 

 

3-5  The Local Specialities :

 

- Local Japanese Sake:  Toyokuni Brewery 

- Miso (Soy Bean Paste) / Shoyu (Soy Sauce) :  Saruman Shop

 

 

3-6  The Local Product Market :

 

- The "Ofukuro" Road Station (Michi-no-Eki)

- Various Local Vegetables :  Matsukawa Shop

 

 

 

< Okazekawa Gorge  in Summer >

 

 

 

< The Camping on Mikabu Highlands > 

 

 

 

< Koshidai Stand-Alone Zakura in Spring >

 

 

 

< Mikabu's Cherry-Blossoms View in Spring >

 

 

 

< Shibayama Natural Park >

 

 

 

< Okazegawa Gorge in Autumn >

 

 

 

< Shimotaki Fudo in Autumn >

 

 

 

< Furudono Shrine's Gingko Tree in Autumn > 

 

 

< Ofukuro Eki (Michi-no-Eki for Local Speciality Promotion >

 

 

< Toyokuni Sake Brewery Shop >

 

 


< Saruman Miso (Soy Bean Paste) / Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Shop >

 

 

 

< How to Get to Furudono Town in Fukushima >

 

 

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