Jodo-daira

Jododaira is Bandai-Azuma Skyline’s central feature, and sits 1600m above sea level. The area features rustic volcanic scenery, as well as marshlands that are home to a variety of ponds, swamps, and wild flowers. The mountain landscape changes with the seasons, and visitors can enjoy a variety of hiking and walking trails, or simply relax at the Jododaira Rest House. The area is also home to the Jododaira Astronomical Observatory which is the highest public astronomical observatory in Japan. The area is easily accessible by car or the seasonal Azuma Skyline Tour Bus, and gives visitors of all ages a rich taste of Fukushima’s beautiful mountain scenery.
Opening Hours
Jododaira Rest House:
– 9am ~ 4:30pm (Mid-April to Mid-November)
Jododaira Astronomical Observatory:
– 10am ~ 5pm (Late April to Mid-November)
– 7pm ~ 9pm (Wednesday and Saturday nights in May, September, October)
– 8pm ~10pm (Wednesday and Saturday nights in June, July, August)
Closed during winter (Mid-November to Mid-April)
Cost
Car Park: Motorbike 100 yen, Car 410 yen, Minibus 820 yen, Large Bus 1,630 yen
Access
 Bus:

*Seasonal tour bus runs from May 3 to November 5

(Fukushima Station to Jododaira) 1,810 yen, 1 hour 40 minutes

(Jododaira to Fukushima Station) 1,330 yen, 1 hour 15 minutes

 Route(s): Azuma Skyline Tour Bus
 Timetable: 2017 Azuma Skyline Tour Bus (PDF)
 From: East Exit Bus Stop No. 11 West Exit Bus Stop No. 3
 To:

Jododaira (浄土平) via Tsuchiyu Onsen (土湯温泉)

Returns via Takayu Onsen (高湯温泉)

Links
Jododaira Vistor Center: http://www.bes.or.jp/joudo/vc/index.html (Japanese)
Jododaira Astonomical Observatory: http://www14.plala.or.jp/jao/ (Japanese)
Nearby Tourist Spots
Bandai-Azuma Skyline (0.0 km)
Takayu Onsen (15.0 km)
Tsuchiyu Onsen (32.6 km)
Media

Jodo-daira Marubashimotsuke