On the way to Aizu-Wakamatsu City by train

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Recently I had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  It was extra special for me because it was my birthday.  So it was my day double!

In celebration we went by train to Aizu-Wakamatsu City in western Fukushima Prefecture.   First we took a train to Koriyama City and then transfered to another train heading out west.  These photos are from that second journey.

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Japan is so beautiful in the spring!  It’s a great time to look around.

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That’s Mt. Bandai.  It’s a famous mountain, and it is also a volcano.  It had a major eruption in 1888, one of the worst in recent Japanese history.

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Do you think these flowers were planted just for us?

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Here we are at the train station.  Little decorations are around.  Aizu-Wakamatsu and its surrounding area is a sightseeing spot–probably the most well-known and visited in Fukushima Prefecture.

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It’s an akabeko!

Next week let’s explore Aizu-Wakamatsu City.  Stay tuned!

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