Spring is in the air! And despite Japan’s claims of it’s four unique seasons… we all know thtat spring lasts all of a month before the bugs and the humidity and the heat of summer is upon us. Let’s make the most of this while we can and get our hiking on! How? With these awesome FuJET events! Everyone is free to join us for the Oze National Park and Mt. Bandai hikes. Mt. Fuji will require reservation (details on Fuji to follow soon!).
We’ll take the Happodai Trail (八方台) to the mountain’s peak and get a great view of the recently planted rice fields all over the Aizu valley. We’ll leave early in the morning and for more information, check out the event page or send an email to email@example.com! We’ll end the day with a nice onsen at Aizuwakamatsu Station’s Fuji no Yu! (Their sauce katsu is amazing)
Japan’s 29th National Park, Oze, spreads across four different prefecture– Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, and Niigata. The Oze hike is a bit more difficult than Bandai but arguable more rewarding, in the middle of pristine Japanese nature. If you have any questions, please again– ask them and we’ll do our best to answer them ASAP! Just drop us a message at our Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Strawberry Paradise (Strawberry picking)
Address: 94 Shimoshibasaku Wada、Sōma-shi, Fukushima-ken 976-0023
Details:Nothing says spring more than fruit-picking! Take a weekend and enjoy strawberry picking in Soma. Make sure someone in your group has a car, as it is not very accessible by public transportation.
Contact: 0244-36-5535; website (Japanese) http://blog.wadakanko-ichigo.jp/
Fukushima “Festa” Festival
Address: 9-23 Matsunamichō, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima-ken 960-8114
Details: Experience the allure of Fukushima! This two day event is filled with activities and visiting local celebrities, including hula dancing. It is a 15 minute bus ride from Fukushima station, or you can park at the location.
Contact: 024-525-4024 website
Folks Wagon Exhibition
Address: Nishibayashiotsu-2529-10 Tosejima
Nishiaizu, Yama District, Fukushima Prefecture 969-4401
Details: Do you like cars? Specifically Volkswagens? If so, come visit the tenth annual VW exhibition in Nishaizu! Boasting over 100 VW cars, this is a special event in a pretty quiet town. It starts off with a parade from Sayuru Park and makes its way through the main street. If cars aren’t your thing, there will also be a flea market in the same area. Try local food, soak in an onsen and exchange information with other car lovers like yourself!
Contact: 0241-45-2025 (Japanese) http://www.lotosinn.com/event/event.html
Aizuwakamatsu Noh Performance
Details: Come experience a Noh play in the Noh theater that was built in 1677 on Tsurugajo Castle grounds. Visit a historically rich samurai town and bask in the tradition of Noh plays. You know you want to experience at least once.
Contact: 0242-22-3514 （Aizu Noh Association ）Japanese: http://www.aizu-noh.aizu.or.jp/