Nakatsu River Ravine (Fukushima Prefecture)
The ravine of Nakatsu River, which flows into Lake Akimoto of Urabandai Plateau, is a well-known destination for its autumn foliage.
The "Bandai Azuma Lake Line," a scenic route through the forest, provides a breathtaking panorama view of Mt. Bandai and Lake Akimoto.
Access: 45 min by car from Inawashiro Station ( JR Ban-etsu-West Line)
Tohoku’s autumn is short and, as autumn foliage comes to an end, the snow season follows immediately. During this short period of time, the drastic change of nature is stunningly beautiful. Golden rice ears hang their heads on the paddy fields and mountains are coloured in vibrant reds and yellows. Grounds look like carpets of yellow maple leaves and silvery shimmering salmon swim up the river to lay their eggs. Make your way to Tohoku during its most bountiful time, the harvest season!