I took a walk around Iizaka Onsen last night to shoot some of the landmarks at night. Starting at the train station, I shot the Totsuna Bridge. Ryokans line the river here, and the Iizaka Tourist Association has an office right across from the station, with maps and pamphlets in English.
Atago Shrine – Iizaka Onsen
After the bridge I made my way up to Atago Jinja (shrine). Atago jinja sits atop Mt Atago and allows for views over Iizaka towards Fukushima City. I timed my visit very well (unintentionally!) as the shrine grounds were well lit while I was shooting the shrine, but turned off just as I was starting to shoot out over the city lights – very handy
Sabakoyu - Iizaka Onsen
After the shrine I wandered around the main part of town, and shot the famous bathhouse Sabakoyu, which is apparently the oldest bathhouse in the Iizaka area. Iizaka itself is one of the oldest hot spring regions of Japan, and it is said to have first been discovered 2000 years ago!
More pics to come from this years travels in Fukushima…