Information on cherry blossom trees in Ashinomaki Hot Spring (not to be missed )
You will find many Someiyoshino cherry blossom trees and wild cherry blossom trees in and around Ashinomaki Hot Spring resort.
The cherry blossom trees here come into full bloom about 5 days later than those found in the heart of Aizuwakamatsu City. If you miss the opportunity to see the cherry blossoms in Aizuwakamatsu,pleasevisit Ashinomakias soon as you can.
The cityscape covered in cherry blossoms, you’ll find yourself surrounded by petals that fall like snow. The trees at Sakurazaka that create tunnels of cherry blossoms are a must see.
The cherry blossoms in Ashinomaki bloom later than those in Aizuwakamatsu, and are at their peak in late April.
Ashinomaki Grand Hotel
Our hotel is located at a spot where the clear waters of the Okawa River meet the valley below.
Enjoy the view of the mountains located across the river in all four seasons.
Our hotel is particularly proud of our locally caught and served seafood cuisine.
- Open-air Bath
- Large Public Bath
- Guest Room
The open-air onsen is located approximately 50 meters above the river. Enjoy the sounds of the streaming waters below.
Information (please inquire for more details)
- Overnight stay; 2 meals
- 420 persons
- 77 rooms Japanese-style rooms (all rooms equipped with toilets and baths)
- 3:00 P.M.~
- 10:00 A.M.
- Free Parking
- Open-air baths
- 2 Open-air Onsen (separate facilities for women and men)
- Day Trips Available
- Adults: 700 yen, Elementary School Children: 500 yen, Children Not Yet in School: 350 yen
Hours: 12:00A.M.-3:00 P.M.
- For children
- meal plans available
- For persons with handicaps/ of advanced age
- Some arrangements can be made for persons with handicaps/ of advanced age.
- snacks, local folk crafts, locally brewed sake, and marine products from Iwaki and Niigata are available.
- Morning Market: 6:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Held in the lobby of the third floor every morning. Seasonal vegetables and fruits available.
1044 Ashinomaki, Oto-machi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken
The word hetsuri means “steep cliff” in the local dialect.
To no Hetsuri is a large rock wall, spanning approximately 100 meters, that has been eroded over millions of years by the river, wind, and rain. The area is also dotted by mysterious rocks.
idge on foot. To-no-Hetsuri is a nationally designated natural monument; the busiest season is autumn, during the changing of the leaves.
It is also part of Fujimi Park, and is beautiful when the wisteria flowers are in season.
A fine spot in Shimogo-machi, located to the south of Aizuwakamatsu City.
Ouchijuku was once a prosperous post town located along the west Aizu Highway, a main road running from Aizuwakamatsu to Imaizumi City in Tochigi Prefecture.
The traditional post town has been preserved by the residents, and continues to thrive.
The atmosphere of an Edo period post town has been preserved here. Thatch-roofed houses built hundreds of years ago still line the street, creating a reflection of the past.
In 1981, Ouchijuku was designated a National Preserved Traditional Structure.
The white castle of Aizuwakamatsu has a history of over 600 years; it is also known as Tsurugajo Castle.
It is located south of central Aizuwakamatsu City. Its history spans back to the Ashina Clan, who built it during the Warring States.
Over time, the ruling clans have included the Uesugi, Gamo, Kato, Hoshina, and the Matsudairas. Changes to the castle were made up until the area’s upheaval in the civil war that occurred at the end of the Edo period.
The Matsudaira clan in Aizu sided with the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin Civil War. Stories of tragedy were left in the wake of the battle that occurred here at the castle and in the surrounding castle town.
The castle tower was burnt to the ground in the Meiji period, but was rebuilt in 1965. The inside of the castle is now a museum, open to the public.
Lord Ashina built a villa in this area during the Muromachi period. Lord Hoshina, the second lord of the Matsudaira family, started an herb garden here in 1670.
When the third lord of the Matsudaira family assumed power in 1696, he ordered that a genuine garden be built, using Enshuu style techniques, including the use of boats on the pond.
The pond in the garden is shaped like the Japanese kanji for “heart”; in the middle of the pond stands a small plot of land, where the Rakujuen tea house stands.
The herb garden includes trees such as Japanese Yew and Japanese Umbrella Pine, which are more than 500 years old. More than 300 kinds of medicinal plants are also cultivated here. Each season has different beautiful flowering plants to enjoy.
In 1932, the garden was designated a National Site of Scenic Beauty by the government, as representative of style of landscaped garden popular with the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Ashinomaki Onsen Kagayaki Park “Flowers in Every Season”
Ashinomaki Onsen Kagayaki Park, as part of their “Flowers in Every Season”campaign has begun the first session: spring!
Flowers are grown throughout the year, with the support of the local ryokan,shops, and townspeople.
Enjoy resting your feet in the footbath, while enjoying the beauty of the many different colored flowers.
Come enjoy the beauty of the area, relax your mind, and forget your cares for a while.
A footbath to rest your feet
Located in the center of the onsen area is a footbath with a free-flowing spring and a fantastic view.
Even if you’re just driving through Ashinomaki, make sure to stop by.
Dip your tired feet into the hot waters and restore your body and mind. You can also enjoy talking with others.
The Ichii Trail (Japanese Yew Trees) Walkway
This walkway spans approximately1.2km.
Enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature as you make your way around Ashinomaki on this path.
Along the walkway you can see many Japanese Yew Trees- the symbol of this path.
Once you’ve gotten some lightexercise on the path, make sure to soak your feet in the special hot waters of Ashinomaki Onsen.
Enjoy the view of the Okawa River and the Aizu Railway running parallel to each other.