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Onogawa Yusui (Springs of Ono River)


Onogawa Yusui are original sources of streams flowing into "Onogawa Lake" in Bandai Asahi National Park. The lake is one of those which were created by eruption of Bandai Mountain in 1888.
A round-shaped spring quietly sits in forest, it can be observed that fresh water jets out from bottom of the spring. The spring water source is called "100 kan Spring" (kan is old monetary unit) due to an episode that the spring was so highly profiled and valued.
Another notable site is "Fudo Taki", a waterfall which can be found in upstream of Ono River. One can watch over 20 m of powerful fall from very close.

Location: Kita Shiohara Village, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
Transportation: Drop at "Inawashiro" station on JR Ban-Etsu Nishi Line, take a bus for Ura Bandai Kogen, Drop at "Goshiki Numa Iriguchi (Entrance of Goshiki Numa Pond), and 15 minutes by taxi to springs. By car, drop at "Inawashiro Bandai Kogen" interchange on Ban-Etsu expressway, 12 km from "Goshiki-numa" crossing via national route no. 115 and 459.
Contact: Kita Shiobara Village Office 81-241-23-3111

Fudo waterfall (Photo by Kita Shiobara Village Office)