Great places to have fun & stay cool outside.
#1 Summer Hotspot & Dating Area
Just 20 minutes drive from central Koriyama City
Ouse Park Central Greens
Voted number one dating spot by Style koriyama readers. Couples often visit the park to ring the Ouse Bell pictured here.It is said ringing the bell increases your chance to find and fall in love. The park has a central square with a tower providing excellent views of the surrounding landscape Asaka plains and gardens.
Visitors interested in the parks greenhouse can catch a glimpse of the Oomurasaki Butterfly, which is often recognized as symbolic creature in Japan.The greenhouse houses different sections, but we reccomend not missing the cactus area growing a wide range of cactuses not found elsewhere in Japan.
This area also houses The Kinshachi cactus, known to be the largest cactus in Japan. The large park is open year round and each season will give any visitor seasonal views of the different plants that occupy the grounds.
Ouse Park Central Greens
Adress: Higashi Nagakura 1-3, Kawachi, Ousemachi, Koriyama City, Fukushima
Phone Info: 024-957-2221
#2 Summer Hotspot & Dating Area
40 minutes drive from central Koriyama City
Koriyama Ishimushiro Fureai Pasture
The pasture is surrounded by nature, and we can hold and pet animals such as cute ponies, horses, donkeys, sheep, and rabbits. Children can enjoy this as well as adults.
″Here you go!!”
Animal food \100 / cup
″The cool water feels good on my feet.”
The Jabujabu river is flowing with plenty of clean water. Children can enjoy playing in the pristine flowing water.
″Mmmmmm, refreshing aftertaste.”
Locally made ice cream using fresh milk, from the ranches cows. It’s delicious and smooth.
Seasonal ice cream is available in various flavors.
Left: fresh milk ice cream
Right: swirl milk and chocolate
\300 / each
The first time I rode a horse, I was initially scared, but the view from the top of the horse is welcoming and something I recommend trying!! After riding around I realized how big these beautiful animals really are. I felt calm by the gentle creatures and taking one look into their peaceful eyes one would understand what I mean.
This horse is SHIFON-chan a 13-year old female.
Children can ride alone or together for a 100M, lap around the horse track.
Horse riding: \400 (adults) \300 (children) below elementary school age.
Service time: 10:30～11:45am, 13:30～15:00pm
Everyone who visits here should try this!! Pedaling together is fun. Visiting the ranch can be a real adventure.
Koriyama Ishimushiro Fureai Pasture
Address: 2-2, Hagioka, Ishimushiro, Atami-machi, Koriyama-city, Fukushima
Hours: 9:30am to 16:30pm
Day closed: Every Tuesday
Facility usage fees:
General (adults) \300
Children and Junior High students \150
*Please be aware, this information is subject to change. Call or visit the website for the most current and up-to-date information.
#3 Summer Hotspot & Dating Area
70 minutes drive from central Koriyama City
Goshiki-numa 【Bishamon Swamp】
Come now ♪ Let’s go! The emerald green and cobalt blue shining water surface is stunning and mysterious ♪
The amazing colors of “Goshiki-numa” will heal any sore eyes. Here one will find mysterious wetlands of various colors. Goshiki-numa is formally called the Goshiki-numa lake group and consists of several wetlands such as the Bishamon-numa, Aka-numa, Midoran-numa, Benten-numa, Ruri-numa, Ao-numa etc.
Goshiki-numa Nature Trial Road is a walk way about an hour (about 3.7 km) on foot.
It is a relatively flat and easy to walk path, and you can see over ten marshes of different natural colors, such as emerald green, red tea, and cobalt blue, during the journey.
There are museums and hot springs nearby ♪
Goshiki-numa (Bishamon Swamp)
Address: Kengamine, Hibara, Kitashiobaramura, Yama-gun, Fukushima
There are several local farmers selling their produce around Goshiki-numa. Peaches are in season in August. Upon returning home from Goshiki-numa, I would recommend the Akatsuki peach variety. The taste is sweet, juicy and refreshing. Besides peaches apples and pears are also available and must be tried.
#4 Summer Hotspot & Dating Area
60 minutes drive from central Koriyama City
As I climb up the slopes twisted with cars, I arrived at the Nunobiki Plateau where the wind feels comfortable. This place is also known as the origin of the cloth radish. There were lots of dynamic windmills too towering above with heights of 100 m!
Although the sighting of a bears had me a bit scared, I soon forgot after seeing the amazing scenery surrounding Mount Bandai and Lake Inawashiro ! Sunflowers and Cosmos flowers can be found spread beautifully all over the fields like a fairytale from August to early September.
This Nunobiki Plateau is the best place to see Lake Inawashiro and Mount Bandai.
Address: Aza Saiki, Akatsu, Konan-machi, Koriyama-city, Fukushima
● Tips: (should you encounter a bear)
It is wise to wear something that sounds like a flute, a bell, or a radio, and act in a way to inform the bear of your existence. Do not leave anything that attracts bears such as leftovers and any kind of food. It’s a good idea to leave these at home as bears are often hungry with an amazing sense of smell.
● If you encounter a bear … don’t run! Stay calm and move slowly.
Also don’t make any sudden movements and don’t speak in a loud voice. If you encounter the animal from a short distance, keep your eyes away from the bear and walk backwards to get away as slowly as possible. It is dangerous to show your back and escape, so do not turn and run away. If you find a small bear, you might guess that a larger bear is close by, so leave it ASAP.
Final Impressions of the trip
“This was my first experience horseback riding! I can honestly say it was great fun to visit a lot of animals that we don’t often see in our daily lives all while enjoy nature with my family ♪ The shops I visited were also very delicious, and the natural plateau and Goshiki-numa were also very enlightening.
I hope next time I can make enough time to take a peaceful cruise around the lake in a boat enjoying the scenery from the perspective of the water.
Overall It was a fun day and a nice change from the norm.♪ ”