Visiting Japan Heritage and the Fall Leaves

  • Central area
  • Western area
  • Northern area

A day trip to visit a Japan Heritage known for its fall leaves.


10:00 Depart from Aizuwakamatsu Station

Aizuwakamatsu City

Medicinal gardens for Aizu domain purveyors and gardens built by the successive Aizu feudal lords. Its name is derived from the circuit style garden that incorporates a pond shaped like the Chinese character “心” (kokoro) in its design, and the medicinal garden that grows a variety of medicinal herbs. Observe the gardens loved by successive feudal lords of Aizu while enjoying a delicious special herbal tea and sesame jelly called “Goma Yokan”.


Aizumisato Town

The 29th of Aizu's 33 Kannon pilgrimage sites is Suzumebayashi Kannon of Tendaishu Raidensan Hoyo-ji Temple. One of the oldest temples in Aizu, built in 720 by Saint Tokudo. Once considered the center of Buddhist culture in Aizu until the monk Tokuitsu opened Enichi-ji Temple and spread Buddhism all throughout Aizu.


Yanaizu Town

Enzo-ji Temple is an ancient temple standing alongside the Tadamigawa River, which flows through Yanaizu Town. It is said to have been built by Tokuitsu, the Father of Aizu Buddhism. It is also said to be the birthplace of the traditional Aizu toy known as Akabeko. Legend says that when a great earthquake destroyed the temple’s main hall, a herd of red cattle appeared to help rebuild it, and the Akabeko(red cattle) toy based on them became a symbol of change, perseverance, and power in addition to bringing luck.


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Nishiaizu Town

A Kannon temple opened by Tokuitsu. It is one of the Aizu's Korori Three Kannon and is counted as an extra temple added on to the Aizu's 33 Kannon. The principal object of worship of Toroi Sho Kannon was made by Gyoki, and the “Kakure Sanzaru” said to have been made by Hidari Jingoro are also a must-see. Receive a shuin seal dedicated to the Korori Three Kannon and make a good travel memory.



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Kitakata City

The principal object of worship of the Monju-do Hall of Shingu Kumano Shrine is worshiped by the local people as the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning. It is said that those who can pass under the lion will become more intelligent. Nagatoko, a National Important Cultural Property, is a building made in the shinden style at the end of the Heian period as the Kumano Shrine’s hall of worship. The 800-year old sacred ginkgo tree on the grounds creates a splendid sight that adorns Nagatoko from season to season.



16:00 Arrive at Aizuwakamatsu Station

バナー Aizu's Korori Three Kannon Pilgrimage

Enjoy Aizu cuisine and visit the Korori Three Kannon. There is a belief in the Korori Three Kannon in Aizu, bringing many people who hope to have their prayers answered.

バナー 33 Kannon and the Legend of Akabeko, day trip course

Visit the Kubota 33 Kannon in Yanaizu Town and enjoy the Center of Buddhism’s legend of Akabeko and the Okuaizu area.

バナー Ouchi-juku and 33 Kannon, day trip course

Take a stroll through Ouchi-juku, a post town which retains the tastes of the Edo period, an visit the Nagata Saigoku 33 Kannon.

バナー Visiting the Nature and Onsen and 33 Kannon in Okuaizu

Visit 33 temples in the Okurairi region (containing Okuaizu and Minamiaizu area) and enjoy the nature and hot springs of Okuaizu on this one night, two day course.

バナー Day Trip to the Aizuwakamatsu Area to Lightly Explore the Center of Buddhism

A day trip to the Aizuwakamatsu area to lightly explore the Center of Buddhism.

バナー Day Trip to Mount Bandai and Inawashiro's 33 Kannon

A day trip to visit the natural scenery of Mount Bandai and the Inawashiro's 33 Kannon.

バナー Travel to Mysterious Sazae-do Hall and See the Cherry Blossoms and Castle of Aizuwakamatsu

Visit the mysterious Sazae-do Hall, which has separate paths leading up and down,...

バナー Japan Heritage and the Beautiful Views of the JR Tadami Line

Enjoy the beautiful views of the JR Tadami Line and visit a Japan Heritage, then ride the Liberty Aizu to Asakusa,Tokyo on this one night, two day course.

バナー Visiting Japan Heritage and the Fall Leaves

A day trip to visit a Japan Heritage known for its fall leaves.

バナー Buddhist Statue Pilgrimage

A day trip to visit the many Buddhist statues remaining from when Aizu a prosperous Buddhist area in the Tohoku region.