Mt. Shinobu (or Shinobuyama) is a symbol of Fukushima City. In Spring this small peak welcomes crowds who gather to relish in the mountain’s beautiful cherry blossoms. Mt. Shinobu was once revered as a place of worship, and even today 300 year old Buddhist engravings of Iwaya Kannon can still be found on the eastern side of the mountain. The view from the various observation decks offers impressive panoramas of Fukushima City. Haguro Shrine is situated at the top of the central peak and is home to the giant 12 m Fukushima Waraji straw sandal which takes center stage at the Mt. Shinobu Dawn Procession on February 10 and the Fukushima Waraji Matsuri in early August. The Neko Inari Shrine is also a popular spot for cat lovers.
Check our Day Hike on Mt. Shinobu article for more detailed information about what to see and do.
Shinobuyama Guide Center
|Open||10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm|
Access from Fukushima Station
|Route||Momorin City Loop 2 Course (市内循環ももりん2コース)|
|From||East Exit Bus Stop No. 9|
|To||Fukushima TV (福島テレビ)|
|Time||7 min (+5 min walk)|
・Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art (1.2 km)
・Fukushima Inari Shrine (1.4 km)
・Iwaya Kannon (2.2 km)
・Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Center (Japanese)