Route guide

    Recommended route from the Tokyo to Aizu

    The route from Utsunomiya, the starting point for traffic from the Tokyo metropolitan area to the Tohoku region, to Inawashiro and Urabandai, passing through Nikko, Ouchi-juku and Aizuwakamatsu.
    In Nikko, you can enjoy the beauty of nature such as Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji, as well as historical sites registered as World Heritage Sites such as Nikko Toshogu, where Ieyasu Tokugawa is enshrined.

    From Nikko to Aizu Wakamatsu via Ouchi-juku, the Aizu-Nishi Kaido Road was once used by the daimyo of the Tohoku region as a ancient main road connecting Edo and Tohoku.
    On the way to Ouchi-juku, you can see the atmosphere of the old post town and the life of the people in those days, and you can say that it is the original scenery of Japan.

    Also, if you drive along the road that weaves through the steep mountains along the Kinugawa and Agagawa valleys, you can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery from the window of the car in each season.

    Utsunomiya can be reached by Shinkansen from Tokyo Station or by airport bus from Haneda, Narita, and Ibaraki international airports. From Utsunomiya, you can rent a car and enjoy the drive.
    (A) Utsunomiya Station
    42.6 km, 52 min

      Utsunomiya Station

      Utsunomiya Station is 55 minutes from Tokyo Station by Tohoku Shinkansen.
      Limousine buses run and depart from Utsunomiya Station from Haneda Airport, Narita Airport and Ibaraki Airport.


      (B) Nikko
      90.6 km, 1 h 58 min


        Nikko, where many of the beautiful nature and historic sites designated as national parks remain.
        There are lots of scenic spots where nature and history weave,such as Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Sanrōji Temple, Nikko Niarayama Shrine, which are designated as World Heritage Sites and known as power spots, the three famous Japanese shrines, Ke...


        (C) Ouchi-juku・To-no-hetsuri Crags・Yunokami Onsen Station

          Ouchi-juku / To-no-hetsuri Crags / Yunokami Onsen Station

          In the Edo period, it prospered as a post town at the heart of Aizu Nishi Kaido, which links Imaichi and Aizu, but in the Meiji period, new roads along the Aga River were established, and the streets of that time were left behind. The remaining.The thatched-roof houses along the highway, Honjin, Wakimotojin, etc. have the illusion of a time-slip...


          (D) Aizu Wkamatsu
          28.9 km, 43 min


            A castle town centered on the magnificent Tsuruga Castle with a seven-story castle tower overlooking the fertile and rich Aizu Basin.In the Edo period, the Aizu Matsudaira family reigned over 220 years from Meiji Restoration until the second generation Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada Masayuki Yosano Masayuki.Masayuki was sincere to the Tokugawa family,...


            (E) Inawashiro
            19.9 km, 29 min


              Mt. Bandai is one of Japan's top 100 mountains, and in the south is Lake Inawashiro, Japan's fourth largest area and high transparency. Mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, lake bathing, water sports, fishing, hot springs, etc. Enjoy Aizu!


              24.4 km, 32 min


                Urabandai is an area surrounded by beautiful nature that extends northeast of Aizuwakamatsu and the northern foot of Mt. Bandai. Bandai was destroyed by a steam explosion in 1888, and avalanches dammed the river, and hundreds of lakes were formed at this time. There are several dozen lakes that are sandwiched between Lake Sugawara, Lake Akimoto,...


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