Mt. Senganmori Park

UFO in Iino-machi (Iino Town), Date-gun (Date District)

Hiking to 462.5-meter-high Mt. Senganmori is a popular activity. Toilets offering wheelchair access are available. Located near to the mysteriously pyramid-shaped Senganmori mountain in Iino, a small town near Fukushima City in Fukushima Prefecture. At the top of the Senganmori mountain you will found a well-constructed observation deck featuring a nice view of Iino and Fukushima.

Iino is famous for UFO's. UFO Museum is next to the legendary Senganmori mount. The UFO Fureaikan, which attracts around 20,000 guests a year, is a large, cherry-colored two-story building, with a museum space on the first floor and, surprisingly, a public bath and two tatami-room rest areas-with names like Ginga (Milky Way) and Uchu (space)-on the second. Although not quite what might be expected from a ``House of UFO Interactions,'' these more earthly delights are regularly used by elderly locals, for whom discussion of UFOs, or any of the mysteries of the universe for that matter, pales compared with the pleasure of a simple dip in the tub.

For Kinoshita, though, the UFO Fureaikan is first and foremost a place for discussion and research. In particular, based on his national and local records of documented UFO sightings, he has plotted those in the locality of Iino onto a large-scale map he spreads across a 10-tatami room.

Essential Info:
Mt. Senganmori Park in Iino-machi (Iino Town), Date-gun (Date District)

  • Municipality: Iino Town
  • Parking: 20 cars
  • Contents of the facilities: Souvenior shop, Water supply, Cooking area, Toilet, Rest house, Gateball field, Hiking course
  • Number of accommodation: 50 people capacity.
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Location: Otegamimori, Aoki, Iino-machi (Iino Town), Date-gun (Date District), Fukushima Prefecture 960-1303, Japan [Latitude: 37.687719999999999, Longitude: 140.53414000000001] Note: On July 1, 2008, the town of Iino, from Date District, was annexed by the city of Fukushima.
  • Utilizable season: Always
  • Access: Bus from JR Tohoku Shinkansen/Tohoku Line Fukushima Station for Kawamata to UFO-no-Sato stop. Tohoku Expressway Fukushima-Nishi IC.
  • Reference:
    Iino Town Commerce & Industry Association
    TEL: 024-562-2115
    FAX: 024-562-3925
    Tel: 024-562-2002