Azuma Sports Park

Azuma Sports Park

On an early November evening, visiting Autumn Sports Park is like stepping onto a movie set – you’re surrounded by towering, golden Ginkgo trees, lit up with bright, colorful lights. It is quite a sight to behold.

The park is wonderful to visit any time of the year. It has a scented rose garden, stadiums and sports fields, as well as wide meadows to stroll and relax.

At the park, you can also find the Fukushima City Minka-en Open-Air Museum.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.azumapark.or.jp/english/
Best SeasonAll Year
Entrance FeeFree. Disabled Parking Available.
Related infoWheelchair rental available.

Wheelchair-accessible toilet and ostomate toilet available.
Access Details
AccessSabara, Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref. 960-2158
View directions
Getting there

By Bus: Take the bus heading to Sabara from Fukushima Station and get off at Muroishi bus stop. Then walk for 8 min.

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