Bandai Azuma Skyline

 

Overview

The Bandai-Azuma Skyline is 29 km alpine road with a maximum elevation of 1622 m that winds through the Azuma Range. This scenic route is known as “the road that runs across the sky.” The scenic route offers impressive panoramic views of Fukushima City and magnificent views of the surrounding area. Featuring snow-lined corridors in early Spring, a fiery assortment of colors in late Autumn, sub-alpine forests, and other-worldly volcanic landscapes, the Bandai-Azuma Skyline captivates travelers from near and far with its breathtaking array of scenery.

Opening Hours

Open: Mid-April to Mid-November
(Note: Closes at night in late spring and late autumn. See dates below)
Closed: Mid-November to Mid-April
2018 Opening Date
April 17, 10:00 am
2018 Nightly Road Closures
April 17 – 25, Closed: 5:00 pm ~ 8:00 am
April 26 – May 6, Closed: 5:00 pm ~ 7:00 am

Parking Fees

Motorbike: 200 yen
Car: 500 yen
Small Bus: 1,000 yen
Large Bus: 2,000 yen

Access from Fukushima Station

Car: 60 mins
  Parking fees listed above.
Seasonal Tour Bus: (May 3 to September 30) – Weekends and Public Holidays
(October 1 to November 4) – Daily 

Fukushima Station to Jododaira: 1,810 yen (1 hr 40 min)
Jododaira to Fukushima Station: 1,330 yen (1 hr 15 min)
Route: Azuma Skyline Tour Bus
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)
Return: Fukushima Station via Takayu Onsen (高湯温泉)
Timetable: 2018 Azuma Skyline Tour Bus (PDF)

Map

 

Nearby Tourist Spots

Jododaira (0.0 km)
Takayu Onsen (15.0 km)
Tsuchiyu Onsen (32.6 km)

Links

Bandai-Asahi National Park: http://www.env.go.jp/park/bandai/guide/joudodaira/english/index.html
Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association (Japanese): https://www.f-kankou.jp/bandaiazuma-jododairadayori/