Shimogo is a new gateway to the Aizu region from the southern part of Fukushima and is situated at an altitude of 861m above sea level, overlooking a magnificent mountain range. It is a roadside station where you can enjoy the rich nature and seasonal scenery, and see a sea of clouds in the early morning from September to December. The station offers a wide range of local produce, souvenirs from the Aizu region, folk crafts and woodwork, as well as a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with your pet on the terrace while looking out over the mountains.
|Address||844-188 Tokusa, Nagurasawa, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun, Fukushima 969-5335|
|Opening Hours||Products: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. |
Farmers’ Market: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Holidays: 12/31 1/1
Dining Restaurant Mikura
|Opening Hours||10:30 a.m. – 4:00p.m.|
|Menu||Juwari Tenzaru Soba||¥1,350|
|Milk Miso Ramen||¥900|
Places Around to Visit
Tucked away in the mountains, Ouchi-juku is designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings by the national government with 50 thatched-roof houses on both sides of the 500-meter stretch of road, retaining the appearance of an Edo-period inn town which receives 1 million visitors every year.
As a national natural monument, To-no-Hesuri has been eroded and weathered for over a million years to form a tower of strange and monstrous rocks and is one of the biggest attractions on the Okawa Line.