Area information around Fukuroda

It is the area information around Fukuroda Station on the JR Suigun Line, which is the entrance to the central area of the Ibaraki Prefecture North Long Trail.


Fukuroda Falls

Fukuroda Falls is one of the three famous waterfalls in Japan, along with “Kegon Falls” in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture and “Nachi Falls” in Kumano, Wakayama Prefecture, and boasts a height of 120m and a width of 73m. It is said that the flow of the waterfall falls down the large rock wall in four steps, and when Saigyo Hoshi visited this place, he praised him as saying, “If you don’t come once every four seasons, you can’t really enjoy the taste.” It is also called “Yodo Waterfall”.
At the site, you can see the powerful Fukuroda Falls in front of you. And from the waterfall peep on the north long trail course in Ibaraki prefecture, you can look down on Fukuroda Falls from directly above, and you can meet the spectacular view while feeling the refreshing breeze.

▼ Fukuroda Falls


Fukuroda Onsen Town

If you walk toward Fukuroda Falls from Fukuroda Station, you will find inns, hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops where you can enjoy hot springs.
After enjoying trekking, you can relax in the hot springs, fill your hunger with grilled sweetfish, grilled dumplings, handmade soba noodles, stay overnight and enjoy the continuation of the course the next day. ..
Why don’t you find a way to enjoy it that suits your style?


Fukuroda Onsen

Fukata Onsen is a venerable hot spring discovered during the Heian period. Since ancient times, it has been known as “Tagoto-no-Yu” because it naturally springs up in paddy fields. It is an alkaline simple hot spring and is said to be effective for neuralgia, muscle pain, arthralgia, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, beautiful skin, bruises, sprains, poor circulation, and recovery from fatigue.


Tsukii Castle Ruins / Tsukii Kannon-do

The ruins of Tsukiore Castle are located on the summit of Mt. Tsukiore at an altitude of 404m. The construction of Tsukiore Castle is said to be during the Oei era (1394-1424). Being involved in the battle for leadership of Koga Kubō, his vassals guarded the castle when Mr. Satake was dispatched. In the 7th year of Keicho (1602), the castle owner accompanied Mr. Satake to the transfer of Akita, so Tsukiore Castle, which lost the owner, was abandoned. Nowadays, a stone monument is erected, and you can spend a quiet time in the sunlight through the trees.
Tsukii Kannon-do is said to have been built in 807. It is said that in the 3rd year of Eiho (1083), when Minamoto no Yoshiie conquered Oshu, he stayed overnight in this temple and prayed for victory.


▼ Tsukii Castle Ruins

▼ Tsukii Kannon-do


Ryutaiin

It is the second temple of the Seven Lucky Gods of Daigo, which enshrines Budai, the god of good fortune and peace.
It is a temple of the Soto Zen sect whose mountain name is called “Kumanoyama” and was built by Mr. Satake in the 2nd year of Tenbun (1533).
According to one theory, it is said that Yamabushi-ji Temple was located here even when it was founded in 1498, and Mitsukuni Tokugawa stopped by in the fall of 1695 to exchange Chinese poetry with the chief priest at that time. There is also an anecdote that he did.
The current main hall was built by Zenpo Mizudo, who became the resident of Sojiji Temple in Omotoyama in 1776.
The flowers of the temple are camellia, and a zazen meditation (reservation required) is held on the first Sunday of every month.


▼ Ryutaiin


There are many wonderful places and scenery in Fukuroda other than those introduced here.
When you walk the north long trail in Ibaraki prefecture, please explore Fukuroda where you can feel nostalgic and quiet time.

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