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“The crater”
Review of Azuma Kofuji

Azuma Kofuji
Ranked #2 of 123 things to do in Fukushima
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went to hike there now because they say that this is the peak season of the area in the autumn. We climbed up to the volcano and walked around the crater. The way up is a bit tiring, the steps are high and not even but the view worths the effort. Around the crater there's no sidewalk or anything so I suggest hiking shoes as the ground is rocky and slippery. But even children could do it so it's not that difficult.

From there, we walked away to see the lake Goshikinuma which took some hours but the weather was nice so it wasn't too bad.

We went by rental car. We are living in Fukushima and planned to go by bus, but there's only two buses per day and it's really inconvenient. going by the earlier bus and coming home with the latter one, we could have had only 4 hours there which isn't enough if you want to see anything else besides the crater.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A beautiful active volcano with excellent hiking, when I have been it is usually very windy so be prepared for that even during hot, still weather down the mountain.

Don't expect much else except the view and the climb up from the visitor's center. That's all there is in that area generally, though the drive along the Azumi-Bandai skyline is fun and a good experience in itself.

Thank Luke H
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Fukushima APA hotel which is just next to the JR station.

Took the bus from Fukushima bus terminal, bus stand 11 at 0950am. It was off peak season and there were only 2 timings on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Can't remember the other timing that depart from the bus terminal. The journey took about 1.5 hours. Do note on the departure timings from Azuma Kofuji back to Fukushima JR station.

The bus route took us to the very beautiful and stunning skyline. We went here during early May where the skyline was just opened for vehicles. The further we went up, the thicker the snow and many parts of the skyline were still covered in snow. Very beautiful!!!

The view at the top of Azuma Kofuji was 100% worth the trip. It was very cooling and can be cold when it's windy. You can walk/trek around the crater in 45mins if you want to experience.

There's a Facebook update for Azuma Kofuji for carpark traffic, weather conditions etc. (Japanese language only)



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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Climb up to the summit is step but worth it for the views. Unfortunately it was very cloudy when we walked up but the clouds quickly cleared and we were able to properly see the crater.

Need a good level of fitness

There is a nice restaurant in the car park.

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Incredible vistas. Plenty to see including a walk around the crater as well as the marshlands below. Really worth the visit. Don't forget the suncream.

1  Thank Greg B
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