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

February 5, 2017

The Mishima Town is rich in natural resources, surrounded by highlands, where the River Tadami passes through the town.   The natural hot springs are available within the town, where Hayato Onsen place is well known since as long as 1,200 years ago.


JR Tadami train line is mapped out along with the River Tadami.  Such beautiful sceneries can be seen in different seasons.  Especially in autumn and winter time, the scenic beauty can attract people who specially visit and wait for the best timing of photo-shootings in the back of the railway trains moving forward.




1. The Basic Information on "Mishima Town" :


- The Total Area:  90.81 km2

- The Population: 1,622 persons (as of 2016)

- The Density of Population:  17.9 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There are 4 JR train stations on JR Tadami Line within the town, and the main train station is Aizu-Miyashita station.

- The Main Roads:  Two National Roads, #252 and #400, are networked in the town.

- The Bus:  The town-run local bus service is only available in the town.

- The Airport:  The nearest domestic airport is Fukushima airport, away from the town in 120 km (100-min drive). 




2. The Main Industry:


- Agricultures

- Water Power Station along the River Tadami




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



3-1  The Nature's World :


- The River Tadami

- The River Otani

- The Dam Miyashita



3-2  The Cherry-Blossoms Spots :


- Obayashi Furusato Mountain



3-3  The Summer Season Spots :


- Misaka Highland

- Shitsukura Mountain



3-4  The Autumn-Leave Spots:


- The River Tadami

- Misaka Highland



3-5  The Hot-Spring Bath / Japanese Onsen :


- Hayato Onsen

- Miyashita Onsen



3-6  The Town's Festivals :


- Sakura Festival (end / April)

- Shitsukura Mountain Opening (early / June)

- "Snow & Fire" Festival (mid / Jan)




< The Obayashi Furusato Mountain in Spring >




< Misaka Highlands in Summer >




< The River Tadami in the back of JR Tadami-Line Train in Autumn >




< The Snow-Decorated River Tadami in Winter >




< The Self-Experienced Session on Rice Farming in the Town >




< The Snow & Fire Festival in the mid of Jan >




< The Locally-Made Popular Handicraft Items > 




< The Tsuruno Hot-Spring Bath at Hayato Onsen Place >




< How to Get to the Mishima Town in Fukushima? >








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