Getting To Inawashiro

Getting To Inawashiro

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Where is Inawashiro Japan?

The Inawashiro Ski Resort is located in the Fukushima Prefecture, the most southern of the prefectures that make up the Tohoku region. The Inawashiro ski area is about 280km north of Tokyo and only 5km from the little town of Inawashiro and the associated train station.

The Inawashiro ski area is just north of Lake Inawashiro, on the southeastern flank of Mt Bandai which is considered the “front side” of this big mountain.

Driving to Inawashiro

Having a set of wheels is advantageous to get to Inawashiro if you’re on a multi-day trip, so you can get between your accommodation and Inawashiro Ski Resort. The town of Inawashiro is rather spread out, and having a car is also advantageous so you can also visit the many nearby ski resorts.

It’s easy enough to drive to Inawashiro and the phone number for GPS navigation is 0242-62-5100.

Other Travel to Inawashiro

A really great way to travel to Inawashiro is part of a multi-resort tour where you have a guide that can take care of all the transport logistics.

Or if heading to Inawashiro for a day trip, it’s pretty quick to use trains to get there from Tokyo:
  • Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Koriyama Station – 1:30 hours
  • Local train to Inawashiro Station – 40 minutes
  • Free shuttle bus to resort – 15 minutes

Ski Resorts Nearby

Inawashiro is located near the other Bandai ski resorts such as:

Front Side
  • Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is next door - 3km
  • Alts Bandai – 15km to the west by road
Urabandai (backside)