Otama

Otama brings the countryside close to city

The village of Otama offers convenient access from Tokyo, bringing the countryside close to the city.
Villagers take pride in their inspiring views of Mt. Adatara, their rice paddies spread out at its base. The locals look to it to experience the changing four seasons.

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History / Culture

Nestled at the base of Mt. Adatara, Otama is a village of vast pastoral landscapes that is full of nature and history.
It is the site of prefecturally designated historical sites like the Keiseidan Tumulus and the Futagozuka Tumulus (thought to have been created during the Kofun period), which are proof that humans have lived in this area since ancient times.
The Motozoro planting dance and the Kamiharada Shrine Twelve God Kagura performance are two intangible folk properties designated by the village. Both are traditions that have been passed down in local communities and that have recently become part of the school curriculum so that village elementary school students can carry them on as well.
There are countless other legends preserved in various parts of the village. Immerse yourself in history with place names that derive from those who came before and offer a testament to their legacy.

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Tourism

Nestled at the base of Mt. Adatara, the village of Otama is a treasure trove of natural beauty.
The great outdoors at Otama offers the perfect place to experience the changing seasons.
There are also hot spring and leisure facilities within the village that let you fully immerse yourself in the joys of each one.
Forest Park Adatara, for example, is one of the most extensive auto campgrounds in Japan, while the Otama Country Club has a hilly 27-hole course offering a dynamic golfing experience. There are also extensive hot spring accommodations, such as At Home Otama and Otama Onsen Kinsenkaku. A stroll along the Endogatake walking trail or a leisurely hike up Mt. Onagura are easy ways to immerse yourself in nature.

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Buy / Eat

Otama is home to several beloved local shops, including confectioners dating back to the Taisho period and dango dumpling shops that use delicious rice grown in the village. A company called Mukaiyama Seisakusho is famous for its fresh caramel, offering plenty of souvenir options.
The Adatara no Sato farmer's market along Route 4 sells fresh vegetables from Otama as well as other local food ingredients.

Access

Tohoku Shinkansen
Tokyo ← About 1 hour 20 minutes → Koriyama
Fukushima ← About 20 minutes → Koriyama
Sendai ← About 40 minutes → Koriyama
Morioka ← About 2 hours 20 minutes → Koriyama
Tohoku Line
Fukushima ← About 1 hour → Koriyama
Shirakawa ← About 1 hour → Koriyama
Suigun Line
Mito ← About 3 hours 20 minutes → Koriyama
Ban-etsu West Line
Aizuwakamatsu ← About 1 hour 15 minutes → Koriyama
Ban-etsu East Line
Iwaki ← About 1 hour 40 minutes → Koriyama
Tohoku Expressway
Urawa I.C. ← About 2 hours 30 minutes → Koriyama
Sendai-Minami I.C. ← About 1 hour 30 minutes → Koriyama
Koriyama ← About 35 minutes → Otama
Ban-etsu Expressway
Niigata-Chuo I.C. ← About 2 hours 30 minutes → Koriyama
Iwaki I.C. ← About 1 hour 30 minutes → Koriyama
Koriyama ← About 35 minutes → Otama