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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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  • 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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  • The foliage here is enter in the Japan top 3. Pure flat parking there in the opposite lane Saturday and Sunday is extremely crowded, unfortunately. I can click on the signal. We'll meet round with a superb weather is changeable, so staying two days, to attack several times and changed Outlook on life.
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  • It is fall foliage season is crowded, but on pure land Buddhism and ample parking, well maintained trail, rest house and feel free to enjoy scenic spot. There were many people walking up to the top. Because the road is closed in the evening and go to bright out.
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