Banya is a roadside station located in Minamiaizu, the southernmost town in Tohoku, and is the gateway to the history of Aizu. It offers a rich natural environment, including Mount Tashiro, which has been incorporated into Oze National Park, leisure facilities such as golf courses, hot springs, and ski resorts, and the Maesawa Kyokuya Village, selected as one of the Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings, which can be enjoyed throughout the four seasons.
|Address||4 Banya, Minamiaizu-machi, Minamiaizu-gun, Fukushima 967-0324|
|Opening Hours||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Opening Hours||9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Winter period time change|
|Gyoza with Gyoja Garlic||￥420|
We recommend our Junen Soba, slowly and carefully ground with a stone mortar using Minamiaizu Tateiwa buckwheat produced at our direct farm (Soba no Sato). We also provide safe and secure rice produced by Aizu Kogen Tateiwa Nouryou Co., Ltd., which has been selected as the rice offering for the New Year’s Rice Festival in 2019 and is FGAP-certified by Fukushima Prefecture.
Places Around to Visit
At the top of the mountain is the vast Tashiro wetland. It is chosen as one of the top 100 mountains for its flowers with many alpine plants in full bloom. A wooden path is laid out for hikers to enjoy.
Maezawa Magariya Village is a designated Important Preservation Area for Groups of Traditional Buildings. People to this day live in the L-shaped farmhouses in the Maesawa village.