Explore Fukushima

Aizu Castle

Guesthouse garden

Snowshoe trekking

Ice fishing on Lake Hibara during winter

Sakura Pass

Tsurugajo Castle

Enjoy Lake Hibara on a pleasure boat

Lake Hibara

Lake Hibara

Views of Lake Sohara and Mt. Bandai from Guesthouse

Mount Bandai hiking trail

Oguninuma Marsh

Views of Lake Sohara

Onogawafudotaki Falls

Lake Sohara

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Star Gazing

Having developed as a gateway into Tohoku area from ancient times, Fukushima Prefecture has historical buildings such as Shingu-kumano Shrine and Ouchijuku. It is also known for its natural scenic spots such as Mt. Bandaisan, Oze and Lake Inawashiro.

Our Guesthouse sits beside Lake Sohara in the Tohoku Region (northern part of the mainland Honshu), approximately 260 km north of Tokyo. It belongs to Bandai-Asahi National Park, which is an all-season resort area. It also boasts Mt Bandai, one of the most famous volcanoes in Japan. The area north of Mt Bandai is called Urabandai, and south of Mt Bandai are the towns of Inawashiro and Bandai.

Lake Inawashiro (Japan’s 4th largest lake) and the numerous surrounding lakes help make the Bandai area ideal for fun outdoor activities.
In the winter season snow conditions are excellent and skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing are possible from the end of November through to late April. In summer and autumn you can experience canoeing, cycling and the many hiking trails which go through the heart of Bandai.

December through May
Skiing, snowboarding, the snow festival, snowshoe trekking, ice-fishing, cherry blossom viewing and the fresh, green birth of spring.

June through October
Canoeing, kayaking, cycling from the guesthouse, trekking and hiking, cruises on Lake Hibara and viewing of the changing of the leaves in autumn.

ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)
SeasonTermActivitiesDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
Winter: Exclude 29-31 Dec. 1-2 Jan. 9-10 Jan. 13-14 Feb1Dec – 31MarSnowshoe ORPlus Tadamin LinePM: ARRIVAL. Lake Sohara Walk, Magarisawanuma Pond walk (early winter)AM: Ice fishing
PM: Goshikinuma Ponds trail Snowshoe tour
AM: Tadami Line viewing point tour Tour ends at Aizuwakamatsu station 1200
1Dec – 28FebIce Fishing
1Jan-28FebSnow Mobile (30 mins)
Spring Sakura Tour: Exclude 29-30 Apr, 1-5 May10-20 AprTsurugajo CastlePlus Tadami line+Ouchijuku One dayPM: ARRIVAL. Goshikinuma Ponds trail walkAM: F&E (Snow experience at ski resort – add ropeway fee Yen 1700pp)                                 PM: Sakura Tour to Tsurugajo Castle or Kannonjigawa River + 1 spot in Inawashiro TownAM: Tadami Line viewing point + Ouchijuku Tour ends at Guesthouse 1400
15-25 AprKannonjigawa River
25Apr – 5MaySakura PassAM: Sakura Pass Sakura viewing
PM: Lake Hibara pleasure boat crusing
walk around the guesthouse
Spring – Autumn Hiking Tour : Exclude 29-30 Apr, 1-5 May, 23-24 July1Jun-31 OctMount Bandai HikingPlus Tadami linePM: ARRIVAL.Goshikinuma Ponds trail walkMount Bandai Hiking (9:00-16:00)AM: Tadami Line viewing point tour Tour ends at Aizuwakamatsu station 1200
1Apr – 3 NovGoshikinuma- Onogawafudotaki Falls- Grandeco ropewayPM: Lake Sohara, Magarisawanuma Pond walkAM: Onogawafudotaki Falls trail walk and ropeway PM: Goshikinuma Ponds trail walk

3 Days Explore Tohoku with JR East (Fukushima)
Tour Code: JP-ETJRE-F3
Min size: 2 persons

Price Per Person (SGD)
SeasonTermActivities2 pax3 pax4 pax & above
Winter: Exclude 29-31 Dec. 1-2 Jan. 9-10 Jan. 13-14 Feb1Dec – 31MarSnowshoe ORPlus Tadamin Line600550530
1Dec – 28FebIce Fishing
1Jan-28FebSnow Mobile (30 mins)ADD 50
Spring Sakura Tour: Exclude 29-30 Apr, 1-5 May10-20 AprTsurugajo CastlePlus Tadami line+Ouchijuku One day690610530
15-25 AprKannonjigawa River660570520
25Apr – 5MaySakura Pass660570520
Spring – Autumn Hiking Tour : Exclude 29-30 Apr, 1-5 May, 23-24 July1Jun-31AugMount Bandai HikingPlus Tadami line640550510
01Sep-31Oct670580530
1Apr-31 AugGoshikinuma- Onogawafudotaki Falls- Grandeco ropeway610560540
1Sep.-3Nov640590570

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

LAND Price includes

  • JR East Tohoku Area Pass 5 Days
  • 2 nights Bandai Lake Guesthouse Japanese Room (2-4 pax)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Canoe, kayak, bicycle rental during your stay (snowshoes in winter)
  • Sightseeing or activities as per season and choice

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass not covered or mentioned
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other entrance fees or tour not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
Note:Check in 3pm Check out 10amFree Wi-Fi all rooms and common space and a part of garden.
Shared toilet (western style) and bath (Japanese style public bath).Canoe, Kayak and bicycle rental is available (April – November).
Wide common space as dining room and lounge.Snowshoes rental in winter.
Shared kitchen available. Shared laundry available (no dryer).Muslim friendly menu. Breakfast is continental style