Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bandai-Azuma Roadway, Fukushima Trip




Yes, in Fukushima! And why not? I wanted to let the world know that it's safe to visit Fukushima as long as you stay away at the exclusion zone around the nuclear plant. Fukushima is rich with beautiful sceneries like mountains, lakes and nevertheless, Fukushima needs all the help that they can get most especially tourism industry. I can't believe that there was less tourists travelling to Fukushima during the peak season of the Golden Week ( longest holiday here in Japan) unlike the past years and it makes me sad. During our trip there, we didn't encountered bus full of tourists.

The Bandaisan Gold Line, Bandai Azuma Skyline and Bandai Azuma Lakeline toll roads are a good way to enjoy the scenery and a popular sightseeing spots here in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Actually, we've been a couple of times there already most especially on autumn but it's a first to visit there during spring time. Enjoyed both winter and spring on the very same day! We planned to climb the Mount Azuma- Kofuji and walk around Goshikinuma Lake but because of a sudden change of weather, we didn't had a chance to do so. However, we enjoyed the trip of awesome mountain ranges and great scenery.
Mt. Azuma
Lake Hibara
Eco friendly boats is operated at Lake Hibara
My kids with their Daddy
Bandai Azuma Lakeline
Yours truly took full advantage with the whole family during the holiday Loong road
The climax of our trip was the Snow Corridor reaching four meters in height during the start season but it was 3 meters in height the time we went there
I can't believe I have photos of the famous Snow Corridor during the peak season of the Golden Week!
Average height of 1,622m above sea level
Mt. Issaikyo, 1949m~ one of the peaks of Mt. Azuma
Mt. Issaikyo is an active volcano
Bandai Azuma Toll Road


We planned to visit again the place as scenery changes with the season~ next time in green ^_^



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28 comments:

♥ joei said...

I really want to visit Japan despite media's (unfair) coverage of calamities and all of those things!

xinex said...

Your family is beautiful, Clarissa. I am glad it is safe to travel there. The sceneries are breathtaking. I hope it can attract more tourists soon....Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful family you have. I'm glad you have safe traveling, I'm sure there has been alot of concerns. The scenery you shared with us is incredible. Thank you for swinging by to say hello, hope you pop in again soon.
hugs ~lynne~

Keanna said...

Snow that thick? Oh my, it seemed very cold. Thanks po for dropping by my site.

Mirage said...

Sugoi na! lalo na yun snow corridor! I worked with the media that's why I know how unfair it could get if things are sensationalized...Nihon hontou ni otozuretai desu! For now titingin muna ako sa pics mo ;)

chubskulit said...

Brrrrrr. so thick ng snow Clang.. The picture with boats reminds me of the place we used to hang out in Korea! In fe4w more years tourism will again get back to normal, for now kasi medyo fresh pa yung tsunami kaya medyo lielow siguro ang tourism.

Rossel said...

beautiful sceneries and photos. beautiful family as well...ang saya-saya nyo. God bless you all always!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, the place looks so awesome. There are much snow in the mountains. Not only are your kids so Japanese looking, you yourself looks like a Japanese. Madali kang makapag blend among Japanese. Great that you are already proficient in Nippongo. Thanks for the beautiful post. God bless you all always.

dick-vince-dorry said...

wow! what a beautiful place.. wish i could get there someday :)

thanks for visitng my site:)

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Wow, the place is breathtakingly beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Japan, Mommy Clars. My heart aches when I see pictures of spring blossoms though I haven't been near one. Weird no? Hahaha. You have a beautiful family. Happiness shines through the girls' beautiful eyes.

Lainy said...

WOW! Ganda-ganda rin pala ng Japan ano? I never realized it's this beautiful till I saw your photos here, Sis. Thanks for sharing them. You also have one wonderful family.

Nostalgia visit as usual. My entry is up and running here:
http://www.scottzprincess.net/2009/boto-ko-ikararangal-ko-i-take-pride-in-my-vote

Hugs!
LAINY

genny said...

nice views....it is my dream to visit japan one day.

Bella said...

Hi Clarissa,
It's lovley to visit your beautiful country, such nice scenery! It looks like your family had a great day:-) The girls are darling :-))
Bella

January said...

beautiful indeed..:)

Hope you can visit My Just Beautiful entry. Thanks!

Pinx said...

wow! breathtaking views!!! super nice pa rin ang Fukushima despite the devastating effects ng earthquake and tsunami... ang ganda! kelan pa kaya ako makakarating ng Japan... :-) thanks for the comment on my JB entry!

Cookie said...

spectacular! I love all the pics you posted. glad to know you're safe when there was calamity in there..

pls visit my nostalgia entry: http://chroniclesofcookie.com/2011/05/baguio-city/

Eric Graham said...

Wonderful family you have. I wish I could go to Japan for a vacation. Love their foods and place especially in Shibuya prefecture.

Jen said...

Moshimoshi... I really love to visit Japan. I heard so much about the beautiful views there...

http://www.jenbestfriend.com/?p=319

SHY said...

Lovely place, I always wish to visit Japan but I dont know when it gonna be come true :) visiting from just beautiful meme..see yah in my entry too.

tejan said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful views and places,, visiting from JB.. see yah!

anne said...

So thick ng snow para lang siyang pinapile doon noh, ang galing. Mine is up and its here Mary Anne’s Musings, thanks!

Fe said...

wow...love the view...sooo beautiful..

gengen said...

Nice family shots and the place looks pretty. happy Nostalgia...

Jona said...

ang galing naman ng snow corridor :D very nice ang nature tripping nyo mommy Clang!

Chie_Wilks said...

wow, snow corridor? malamig ba yan sis? it's really wow. Great photos and adventures!

here for Nostalgia: mine's here

Ate K said...

Wow! It's a lovely place. Thanks for visiting me!

eden said...

Ganda naman dyan. Wish we can visit the place someday. :)

sHeNgKaY said...

hi mommy clang! wow..love the snow..wish ko makakita rin ako ng snow..hehehe..

visiting from nostalgia..

Mommy you might want to join Orange Tuesdays Meme. Would love to see you there..

..also I sent you the postcard na rin..mga 8-15days pa yun dadating ng japan..i sent it yesterday..

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