The Aizu-Bandai-kogen region is a resort area where you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of Bandai-Asahi National Park together with the famous attractions and historical sites of the Aizu district.
It has expressways and toll roads that offer easy access to the magnificent scenery of spots such as Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro, local history including the Byakkotai, the Shinsengumi, and Niijima Yae, and local cuisine including Kitakata ramen. The area also offers a wealth of leisure activities including mountain climbing and trekking, marine sports on its lakes and marshes, golf, and skiing.
Since it also is home to numerous unique hot springs, it is certain to offer seasonal fun to visitors male and female, young and old.
The Aizu area, centered on the city of Aizu-Wakamatsu, is rich in temples, shrines, and famous historical sites.
Well-known attractions here include Tsuruga Castle, site of the Boshin War, and the Nisshinkan of the Aizu-han school, which famously taught, “What you mustn't do, you mustn't do.”
A more northerly course offers easy access to Kitakata, an old storehouse town famous for Kitakata ramen.
The Bandai-Inawashiro area, home to Lake Inawashiro and Mt. Bandai, referred to as a treasure mountain in the folk song “Aizu-Banda-san,” offers a wide range of sports for every season.
The Urabandai-kogen area, surrounded by Mt. Bandai, Mt. Adatara, and Mt. Azuma, is a highland resort area with a wealth of geological variation, said to be home to 200-300 lakes and marshes.
Known widely as “Urabandai,” this area also has an abundance of driving routes for enjoying the four seasons, as well as the Banda-Azuma Skyline and the Mt. Bandai Gold Line.