Matuskawa Town is a little town outside of Fukushima City, three train stops away. My husband gave me this map:
He had clipped it out of the newspaper. I planned to walk the entire course. However, after I finished the first shrine, I realized the entire course was too long for me to walk comfortably, plus enjoy sightseeing. So I decided to break it up over several days. (I think the above map is more of a car driving map.)
I departed the small Matsukawa Train Station. Hydrangeas were in full bloom!
They have a park famous for hydrangea, and there is a hydrangea festival there. This park is not on the schedule today, though.
I spent time at the shrine across from the station. The name of this shrine is Yasaka Jinja. (Jinja means “shinto shrine”)
Very peaceful. Very relaxing.
I enjoyed my little visit. But we are not finished with Matsukawa! There will be more tomorrow.