Important Update: At 1:00 pm on Saturday September 15 the Volcanic Warning for Azumayama was raised to Level 2. This means that the Bandai-Azuma Skyline including Jododaira and Mt. Azuma-Kofuji are currently inaccessible to visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check the following link for further updates:
Jododaira is a subalpine plateau at an elevation of 1600m. It is situated in the Azuma Range near the middle of the Bandai-Azuma Skyline. The area features rustic volcanic scenery, pine forests, marshlands, 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 or Visitor Center. Nearby Mt. Azuma-Kofuji has spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area, or more seasoned climbers can hike up Mt. Issaikyo and see the ‘The Witch’s Eye’. Jododaira is also home to the Jododaira Astronomical Observatory which is the highest altitude public observatory in Japan. The area is accessible by car or the seasonal Azuma Skyline Tour Bus. Jododaira gives visitors of all ages a rich taste of Fukushima’s beautiful mountain scenery.


Jododaira Visitor Center

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Jododaira Rest House

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Jododaira Astronomical Observatory

Day Open Times
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Night Open Times
(Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Late May:  –
June, July, August:  –
September, October:  –
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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: Updated: 26/09/18
The Azuma Skyline Tour Bus is currently unavailable
Route: Azuma Skyline Tour Bus (Currently Unavailable)
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)
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Nearby Tourist Spots

Bandai-Azuma Skyline (0.0 km)
Takayu Onsen (15.0 km)
Tsuchiyu Onsen (32.6 km)


Bandai-Asahi National Park:
Jododaira Visitor Center (Japanese):
Jododaira Rest House (Japanese):
Jododaira Astonomical Observatory (Japanese):