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Today, I would like to introduce ”Shiki no Sato(四季の里)” in Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture.
Shiki no Sato…？😨
Do you know ”Shiki no Sato”?
Inawashiro has become popular in recent years as a niche resort where you can fully enjoy nature.
”Shiki no Sato” is the place where you can enjoy Inawashiro the most.
※We also recommend the popular resort area with a similar name, “Forest Resort Inawashiro Shiki no Sato”, but the “Shiki no Sato” we are going to introduce this time is a different place.
〈Related Links：“Forest Resort Inawashiro Shiki no Sato”(フォレストリゾート猪苗代四季の里)〉
①”Shiki no Sato”(四季の里)
“Shiki no Sato” is a free park facility opened on July 24, 1995 by Fukushima City.
It is about eight hectares in size, and is dotted with brick buildings in the image of Western European-style architecture.
Due to its size, it is used for various events.
The main thing is nature, but you can also enjoy meals and various experiences.
Anyway, everyone from children to adults can enjoy the great outdoors.
〈Related Links：四季の里(Shiki no Sato)〉
|location||1-1 Kamisagi Nishi, Arai, Fukushima City|
|opening hours||～～9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (whole park)～～|
・souvenir shop：9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
・ice cream shop：10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
・cafe”風”：10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(only on weekends and holidays)
・craft museum：9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
・Asahi Beer Garden：11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Lunch time：11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
|closing day||New year holiday season|
|price||Free (entrance fee)|
|parking||Yes (a lot)|
|nearest accommodation||Hotels and Ryokan near Shiki no Sato|
・Hotels：About 3000 yen to 20000 yen per person
・Ryokan：About 7000 yen to 50000 yen per person
In the building opposite the entrance, you can buy souvenirs such as Fukushima specialties.
ice cream shop(water mill)
You can buy ice cream at the watermill. The landmark is the water wheel.
In addition, the power generated by this water wheel provides the electricity used in the park facilities.
You can buy about 10 types of gelato that you can enjoy the taste of the ingredients themselves.
〈Related Links：ice cream shop(water mill)〉
The cafe”風” is the building shown below.
It was a weekday so it was closed.
You can enjoy sweets and drinks that are mainly made with ingredients from Fukushima.
At the craft museum, you can buy various crafts.
In addition, you can try painting carvings on glass and painting kokeshi dolls (for a fee).
〈Related Links：craft museum〉
Asahi Beer Garden(restaurant)
At Asahi Beer Garden, you can enjoy freshly brewed Asahi Beer, Genghis Khan, and more, and you can also choose an all-you-can-eat course.
The restaurant has 160 seats.
I ate “Hamburger & Grilled Chicken (1450 yen)” from the lunch menu.
The menu is as you can see.
There are other facilities that children will love.
〈Related Links：other facilities〉
・”Jabu Chapu Pond”
Here you can enjoy bathing.
It wasn’t held when I went there in early April, so maybe it’s only held in the summer.
Here, you can enjoy rope climbing, which is sure to please children.
Here, battery cars are placed on the course, and any car can be used for 2 minutes for 100 yen once.
※Small children must be accompanied by a guardian.
This facility is covered with artificial turf.
It’s free to play and your kids will definitely love it.
There is a fairy tale spot in nature, and you can see the heart mark.
・Filming location for the opening of “Yell”, an “NHK serial TV drama”
There is a place that was used for shooting the opening of “Yell” which is “NHK serial TV drama”.
You can enjoy forest bathing.
Besides, you can enjoy nature.
②Roadside Station “Fukushima”(道の駅ふくしま)
Another recommended spot is the Roadside Station ”Fukushima”, which is about 20 minutes by car from Shiki no Sato.
|opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|closing day||open all year round|
|parking||About 322 cars can be parked|
Here you can buy all kinds of food and souvenirs, and it is always crowded with locals and tourists.
And there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy meals.
〈Related Links：Roadside Station “Fukushima”(道の駅ふくしま)〉
It just opened in April 2022, but more than a million people have visited in less than a year.
You can buy various foods here.
〈Related Links：買う | 道の駅ふくしま〉
- daily foods such as rice, vegetables, drink, and meat…etc
- processed food
- side dish
- Japanese sake(Liquor)
- gardening (flowers, etc.)
- Various souvenirs such as sweets
There are many, but here we will introduce 3 typical classic souvenirs.
①You can buy souvenir ramen from a ramen shop in Fukushima Prefecture.
②“Usukawa manju” is a manju filled with sweet red bean paste and is a classic souvenir from Fukushima Prefecture.
③“Sasa dango” is a souvenir made by wrapping dumplings with red bean paste in bamboo leaves, and is popular not only in Fukushima but also in the Tohoku region.
At the restaurant inside, you can eat ramen, sushi, curry, Italian, etc.
〈Related Links：食べる | 道の駅ふくしま〉
It takes about 4 hours from Narita Airport to ”Shiki no Sato”.
Please note that the shuttle bus between Fukushima Station and Shiki-no-Sato operates only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
For details, please search the site “Japan Transit Planner” at the link below.
You can freely choose the vehicle, price, travel time, etc.
〈Related Links：Route Search – Japan Transit Planner | Norikae Annai〉
How was it?
If you love nature, how about visiting ”Shiki no Sato”?