Yup, will definitely visiting this place.In summer I went up to Oo-uchijuku. It's really beautiful.
Thanks for the info. Seems like a nice spot around Ura Bandai. Will definitely put on the visit list.If you really want to go for it, you can head north of Lake Inawashiro and then ride over the Bandai Azuma skyline (200yen even for cyclists) to Fukushima city. You head north from Inawashiro on route 115, and then pick up the skyline. It goes up to around 1600m at the highest point, and is not open all year round. If it is shut, you can still get to Fukushima city by taking route 115 down, which is actually a nice road.
Basically that whole area around Ura Bandai is really great. Aizu itself is a nice little town - a couple of nice restaurants and bars when I was last there.
My original plan way to go there using my touring bike for a four day camping trip but the weather and new commitments screwed up the plan (became a two days trip) so I ended up going there by car and slept on the car. I parked at Michi no Eki. Hot spring (500yen) is all over the place and there is also one inside the Michi no Eki.Jayves, looks very beautiful. I will put that area on my destination wish list. Two questions, how did you go there and where did you stay overnight?