Yunokami Onsen is a famous railway station on the Aizu Railway Aizu Line. It is the only train station in Japan with a thatch roof. The half-timbered thatch roof station building has an “irori” open hearth fire in the waiting room.
The area around the station is also famous for its rows of cherry trees. In April when the cherries bloom, many people visit to see the beautiful combination of the thatched station building, together with gloriously blooming cherries and passing trains. Spring is not the only time to visit, as each season has its own unique appeals that enhance the beauty of the station: the dark green of the mountains in summer, the golden leaves arrayed across the mountains in autumn.
Next to the station building is the Oyakojizo-no-yu foot bath that is fed by a natural spring, enabling you to dip your feet in the warm water and relax. During the cherry blossom season, visitors can enjoy a warm foot bath while watching the light pink petals fluttering in the wind.