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Azuma Kofuji, Fukushima

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Mount Azuma-kofuji is an active stratovolcano in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.It has a conical-shaped crater and as the name "Kofuji" (small Mount Fuji) suggests, the shape of Mount Azuma is like that of Mount Fuji. Mount Azuma's appealing symmetrical crater and the nearby fumarolic area with its many onsen have made it a popular tourist destination.The Bandai-Azuma Skyline passes just below the crater, allowing visitors to drive to within walking distance of the crater and other various hiking trails on the mountain. There is also a visitor center along the roadway near the crater, where a collection of eateries, facilities, a parking lot, and a stop for busses from Fukushima Station are located.The Azuma volcanic group contains several volcanic lakes, including Goshiki-numa, the 'Five Colored Lakes'.Each Spring, as the snow melts away, a white rabbit appears on the side of Mount Azuma. The melting snow shaped like a rabbit is known as the 'seeding rabbit' and signals to the people of Fukushima that the farming season has come.
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  • One of the Azuma mountain range, can be reached at the Summit in 20 minutes from the parking lot. Azuma mountain range, adatara volcano, Mt. Bandai look from the Summit. Fall foliage season is very recommended.
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  • Was foliage time, so I went to 11 months earlier. Parked the car in a pure flat, about 10 minutes from the Summit. Was up breath air is thin because the view from the Summit is best, leaves wonderfully impressed. So many tourists hiking parking staff and went into the early hours, but he was busy.
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  • From of old as a mountain of faith was badly trails yamabushi training for that. From the practice seemed like a paradise pure land flat. Kofuji, from pure land can climb up to the top in about 15 minutes. A bowl-shaped crater views at the Summit.
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