Mt. Azuma-yama/Fruit Line
Mt. Azuma-yama covered with virgin forests. A "Fruit Line" with peaches, pears, grapes and apples that will tantalize your eyes and tongue.
Mt. Azuma-yama is the collective term for a number of volcanoes located near the border between Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures, and is a part of Bandai-Asahi National Park. The volcanoes are concentrated to the east and west of Mt. Azuma-yama. To the east stands Mt. Higashi-Azuma-yama the highest of the peaks, surrounded by Mt. Issaikyo-zan and Mt. Azuma-Kofuji that occasionally spew out volcanic smoke, and to the west, the principal Mt. Nishi-Azuma-yama stretches out into gentle rises and falls. Both volcanic ranges are covered with virgin forests and dotted with marshes.
Mt. Azuma-Kofuji is the best scenic attraction along the Bandai-Azuma Skyline road that skirts around the foot of Mt. Azuma-yama from north to south. As you walk around the crater, which has a 500-meter diameter, you can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view. Jodo-daira Plateau is blessed with clean air, and with very little disturbing light at night, it is thus known as the ideal spot to gaze at the stars. Jodo-daira Astronomical Observatory is also found there.
At the foot of Mt. Azuma-yama is a line of fruit farms for tourists, commonly known as the "Fruit Line," where you can pick and eat fresh, juicy seasonal fruits, such as cherries, peaches, grapes, pears and apples.
From Tokyo:[Rail]90 min to Fukushima Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line, and 1h 10 min from Fukushima Station to Jodo-daira-chushajo-mae by bus.