Bandai-Azuma Skyline

Drive through magnificent nature

Mount Azuma-kofuji rises 1,707 meters above sea level in the western part of Fukushima City. The Bandai-Azuma Skyline, which winds its way along the surface of the mountain, has been selected as one of the 100 best roads in Japan. It is a mountain sightseeing road with a total length of about 29 kilometers that connects Takayu Onsen and the Tsuchiyu Pass. The panoramic route, which runs at a maximum elevation of 1,622 meters and an average elevation of 1,350 meters, is truly a road that runs in the sky. There are many viewpoints known as the "Eight Views of Azuma," such as Tsubakuro Valley, Tengu-no-Niwa, and Umimi Pass. Many people come to enjoy the magnificent and richly varied natural scenery, such as the "snow corridor" in spring, fresh greenery in early summer, and autumn foliage. The Jododaira plateau is also known for the beauty of its starry skies and is home to the Jododaira Astronomical Observatory, the observatory located on the highest ground in Japan open to the public (1,600 meters above sea level).

A thematic journey in the Tohoku region:Nature・Spectacles

A thematic journey in the Tohoku region:Snowmelt

General Information

Free to drive
Jododaira parking lot: two-wheeled vehicles 200 yen, passenger cars 500 yen, microbuses 1,000 yen, large buses 2,000 yen
Opening Times
Opening period: Early April to mid-November (closed in winter)
*Even during this period, traffic restrictions will be imposed when safety cannot be ensured due to frozen road surfaces, snow accumulation, volcanic gas concentration, or the volcanic alert level. Please check the road closure information before you go.
(To Jododaira)
About 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from JR Fukushima Station
About 1 hour by car from the Fukushima-Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
About 1 hour by car from the Fukushima-Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
About 50 minutes by car from the Fukushima-Osasao IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
Car Park
270 spots


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