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[T-1] Jododaira, Urabandai Highland walks

Onogawafudodaki Falls

Enjoy trekking at the high altitude of Jododaira Highland, breathing in plenty of fresh air, and stay overnight in a 90-year-old mountain lodge "Azumagoya Lodge" at an altitude of 1576 m. In Urabandai, we will take you on a trekking course where you can enjoy waterfalls and lakes. You can also enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Hibara and go to see the torii gate sinking into the lake. For the second night, you can choose from three different lodges in Urabandai.

Date and time
Late May - early October 2024

This tour has exclusion dates.

Tour type [T] Trekking
Trekking tours (some parts are not as steep as mountaineering, but there are some slopes, so participants should wear clothing suitable for walking in the field).

Day 1
13:00 JR Inawashiro Station (meeting point)
14:00 Arrive at Jododaira, drop off luggage at Azumagoya Lodge.
14:15 Trek to Okenuma Pond and Mt Azumakofuji (1 hr 30 min walk. There is a slope.)
16:00 Arrive at Azumagoya Lodge and check in.
Azumagoya Lodge is reserved for the tour group.
18:00 Dinner (set meal style)
21:00 Lights out time (Lights out time is set in mountain huts to protect energy).

Day 2
7:30 Breakfast (set meal style)
8:30 Morning walk around the lodge
9:00 Departure from Azumagoya Lodge
10:15 Onogawafudotaki Falls trek (one-hour round trip walk)
12:00 Lake Hibara cruise or visit Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Visit Oyamazumi Shrine (30-minute walk)
14:30 Visit Hibara History Museum
15:15 Nakasenuma Pond trekking (1 hr walk)
16:45 BLG (Mt Bandai viewing area over Lake Sohara)
17:30 Arrive at accommodation
19:00 Dinner (time may vary)

Day 3
7:30 Breakfast (times may vary)
9:00 Check out. Goshikinuma Ponds trekking (1 hour walk there and back)
11:00 Viewing of the Hanitsu Shrine.
11:40 Arrive at JR Inawashiro Station (disbanding point)

*Occupation on day 1 is in a shared room for men and women (10 people) in the same area as the dining hall, one private room (max. 3 people) and as well as an attendant room (1 person), due to the mountain lodge. Toilet and shower facilities are shared. Travel agents are requested to inform and agree with their guests that they will be staying in this kind of mountain lodge, not a general hotel.

*Times in the itinerary are approximate and schedules are subject to change due to weather and disasters.

This tour includes
Accommodation (2 nights),
Dinner and breakfast during the tour, lunch on day 2, entrance fees for tour stops,
Tour boat rides, museum and history museum entrance fees, guide fees and transport during the tour (not including transport to and from the meeting point).


Package tour prices

(B to B, wholesale prices for travel agents, incl. tax)

*The price differs depending on the hotel where you stay on the second night. You can choose from the following three facilities.

Urabandai Lake Resort Hotel
From 47,150 yen/person
, 2-4 people in 1 room (varies according to date).

Please enquire for single use rates, room upgrades and meal upgrades.

Tour conductor fee: 27,200 yen, room for tour conductor. No date variation. Meals served in buffet restaurants. Maximum of one attendant per tour.

Nature Cottage Akabeko
From JPY 46,885/person
(varies according to dates).

Please enquire for accommodation and meal upgrades.

Accompaniment fee: from JPY 30,180, accommodation in an accommodation block for an escort. Date variable. Meals on the same menu as the guest. Maximum of one attendant per tour.

EN RESORT Grandeco Hotel
From JPY 48,190/person
, 2 people in 1 room (depending on dates).

Please enquire for single use rates, room upgrades and meal upgrades.

Tour conductor fee: JPY 31,050, room for tour conductor. No date variation. Meals are on a separate menu. If meals are on the same menu as the guest, the fee is the same as the guest and the room is single use. Maximum of one attendant per tour.

Excluded dates
Please enquire about exclusion dates during summer holidays, peak season during the foliage season and consecutive holidays, including Japanese holidays, as these dates may be excluded from tour settings.
*This area is in the rainy season from late June to early July.


Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 13 + 1 tour conductor (maximum number of people staying at Azumagoya Lodge).

Last reservation: 14 days before arrival.

Last reservation: 14 days before arrival. Please contact us if you need more people after that date.

Payment method


A PayPal invoice with a 3% payment fee will be sent by email. Please pay by credit card via the link on the invoice.

b) Bank transfer.
We will inform you of the bank account to which you should transfer the funds. Please note that bank transfer charges are to be borne by your company.

Payment deadline

10 days before arrival. If payment cannot be confirmed, the booking will be cancelled and the full amount of the booking will be charged.

Cancellation fees
All cancellations: 30% 31 days, 50% 14 days, 70% 7 days, 80% the day before, 100% on the day/no overnight stay
Reduction: 20% 7 days before, 50% the day before, 100% on the day/non-accommodation.



Please contact us to customise your stay by increasing or decreasing the number of nights, deleting an existing stopover, or adding another stopover.



The itinerary shows the tour departing and disbanding at JR Inawashiro Station, but please contact us if you would like to be picked up at Fukushima Station, Koriyama Station, Aizu Wakamatsu Station, Fukushima Airport or Sendai Airport.

Okenuma Pond

Okenuma Pond

Mt Azumakofuji

Mt Azumakofuji (walk around the rim of the crater).

Azumagoya Lodge Sptember

Azumagoya Lodge (90-year-old mountain lodge at 1576 m altitude).

Jododaira morning walk.JPG

Morning walk around the lodge

Onogawafudodaki Falls

Onogawafudotaki Falls

Lake Hibara Pleasure Boat

Lake Hibara Sightseeing Boat

Morohashi Museum of Modern Art

Morohashi Museum of Modern Art

Oyamazumi Shrine sunken Torii gate

The torii gate of Oyamazumi Shrine

Nakasenuma Pond Observation Area

Nakasenuma Pond Observatory

Nakasenuma Pond summer

View from Nakasenuma Pond Observatory

BLG pier and deck

BLG (spectacular spot on the shores of Lake Sohara).

Goshikinuma Ponds (Rurinuma Pond)

Goshikinuma Pond (Rurinuma Pond)

Hanitsu Shrine

Hanitsu Shrine

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