The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns & Villages in Japan - "Hirata Village" in Fukushima Prefecture

February 26, 2017

There is a small village called, "Hirata Village", where it is surrounded by larger cities such as Koriyama, Sukagawa and Iwaki in the south-eastern part of Fukushima prefecture.

 

 

Although the size of the village is relatively small, there are a number of scenic and natural spots within the village.  As a part of key industries at the village, therefore, it has been promoting the tourisms actively outside Fukushima prefecture.

  

 

 

1. The Basic Information on "Hirata Village" :

 

- The Total Area:  93.42 km2

- The Population: 6,356 persons (as of 2016)

- The Density of Population:  68 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There is no railway station within the village.  The nearest train station is Natsui station in Ono town.

- The Main Roads:  The National Roads are #49 and #349 passing through the village.

- The Bus:  There is the bus service by Fukushima Transportation Company in the village.

- The Airport:  The nearest domestic airport is Fukushima airport, away from the town in 17 km (21-min drive). 

 

 

 

2. The Main Industry:

 

- Agricultures

- Tourism 

 

 

 

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

 

 

3-1  The Flower Viewing :

 

- The Pink-Moss Flower Garden at "Jupia-Land Hirata" (from the end of May to the middle of June)

 

 

3-2  The Cherry-Blossoms Spots :

 

- The Baba-Zakura

- The Iwakura-Zakura

- The Koshin-Zakura

- The Jizo-Zakura

- The Jumontsuji-Zakura

 

 

 

3-3  The Summer Season Spots :

 

- The Mount Yomogida (952m high)

- The Mount Shida Natural Park (819m high)

 

 

3-4  The Autumn-Leave Spots:

 

- The Yamadori-Taki (Waterfall)

 

 

3-5  The Local Specialities :

 

- The Local Japanese Sake, "Wakashimizu"

- The Hirata Mushrooms

- The Hirata Noodle 

- The Hirata Yam

 

 

3-6  The Historic Site:

 

- The Jurian (Historic Farmer Resident)

 

 

 

< The Pink-Moss Garden at Jupia-Land HIRATA in Late Spring >

 

 

 

< The Baba-Zakura in Spring >

 

 


< The Mount Yomogida-dake in Summer >

 

 

 

< The Mount Shiba Natural Park in Summer >

 

 

 

< The Yamadori Waterfall  in Autumn >

 

 

 

 < The Historic Farmer Resident as a Preserved Traditional Culture & Building > 

 

 

 

< How to Get to the Hirata Village? >

 

 

 

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