Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Jobs
Friends
Shopping
Essentials
-
Sightseeing
-
Accommodation
-
Transportation
-
Food
-
Budget Travel
-
Shopping
-
Questions

Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Tohoku - Fukushima
Bandai 
# 126   of 170 destinations
in our travel guide

jump to:   access  -  ratings

Mount Bandai seen from along the Goshikinuma Walk at Urabandai

The Bandai (֒) region in Fukushima Prefecture is an attractive outdoor destination, offering various walking and hiking opportunities in summer and skiing in winter. It centers around Mount Bandai, a volcano which last erupted in 1886. The eruption reshaped the mountain and created the pond dotted Bandai Highlands, also know as Urabandai (literally "behind Bandai").

Further north lies Mount Azuma, a volcanic mountain range with multiple peaks, including the beautifully shaped Azuma-Kofuji ("Little Azuma Fuji"), which resembles and is named after the bigger and more famous Mount Fuji. To the south of Mount Bandai is Lake Inawashiro, one of Japan's biggest lakes.

Attractions
 1  Urabandai
Pond dotted highland behind Mount Bandai.
User rating: 63/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 39 users
 2  Mount Bandai
Prominent volcano that last erupted in 1888.
User rating: 71/100 (7 votes)
Visited by: 35 users
 3  Bandai Ski Resorts
Several ski resorts around Mount Bandai.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 22 users

Any Questions? Ask them in our question forum.

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Bandai.

About transportation in Japan

Advertisement

User Ratings
Ratings for Bandai:
japan-guide.com Rating:
  outstanding  
User Rating (by 27 users):
72/100
  recommended

Best rated destinations (out of 160):
136.  Jozankei Onsen   72/100
137.  Ikaho Onsen   72/100
138.  Udo Shrine   72/100
139.  Lake Shikotsu   72/100
140.  Mount Daisen   72/100
141.  Bandai   72/100
142.  Kitakyushu   70/100
143.  Akita   70/100
144.  Nasu-Shiobara   70/100
145.  Kinugawa Onsen   70/100
Most visited destinations (out of 170):
121.  Furukawa   109
122.  Miyako Island   107
123.  Mount Daisen   104
124.  Nasu-Shiobara   103
125.  Iwami Ginzan   102
126.  Bandai   96
127.  Shimokita Hanto   94
128.  Koka   88
129.  Huis Ten Bosch   88
130.  Dewa Sanzan   86

User Feedback
We strive to keep japan-guide.com up-to-date and accurate, and are always looking for ways to improve the user experience. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:

Online Reservations
Hotel
 
Car
 
Flight
 
Bus

(check-in)

Related Pages
Travel
Sightseeing
Tohoku Region
Fukushima Prefecture

Urabandai
Mount Bandai
Mount Azuma
Bandai Ski Resorts

National Parks

Bandai: Access and Orientation

News and Reports
October 28, 2013
Urabandai Autumn Color Report
by scott
October 30, 2012
Bandai Autumn Color Report
by scott
October 10, 2012
Bandai Autumn Color Report
by scott
June 27, 2012
Hiking at Mount Azuma
by sean
October 21, 2011
Fukushima Autumn Color Report
by schauwecker

Related Questions
Snow in Urabandai?
 1 reaction, last updated 27 days ago
Public bus along Bandai Azuma Slyline
 2 reactions, last updated 300 days ago

Travel
Living
Japan A-Z
Community
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Transportation
Shopping
Essentials
Regions
Prefectures
Cities
Working
Studying
Living Cost
Apartments
Arts and Crafts
Entertainment
History
Religion
Etiquette
Food
Language
Tradition
Question Forum
Classifieds
Trip Reports
Member Area
Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Furano
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
more...
Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Hachimantai
Hirosaki
Lake Towada
Dewa Sanzan
Aizu
more...
Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Hakone
Nikko
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Narita
more...
Chubu
Nagoya
Mount Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Matsumoto
Kiso Valley
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Kanazawa
more...
Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Mount Koya
Kumano
Ise Shima
more...
Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Tottori
Matsue
Iwakuni
Hagi
more...
Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima
Naruto
Iya Valley
more...
Kyushu
Fukuoka
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Beppu
Kagoshima
Kirishima
Yakushima
more...
Okinawa
Honto
Kume
Miyako
Yaeyama
Copyright © 1996-2014 japan-guide.com All rights reserved - Last Page Update: May 8, 2013
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - employment - Lɂ‚ - advertising