Fukushima

About Fukushima

Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear plant. What visitors to Japan should know is that the contaminated area, deemed unsafe, is less than 10% of this amazing prefecture. There is so much to see in the mountainous interior as well as sightseeing in the coastal areas that are rebuilding and finding their place in the world again. You can enjoy wonderful festivals throughout the year in Fukushima, but one of special note is the Aizuwakamatsu’s Aizu Festival held in late September. The Aizu festival is a celebration of the time of the samurai and includes displays of sword dancing and fighting, and processions of around five hundred people carrying flags and tools representing well known lords of the samurai period.

Places to visit in Fukushima

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Sights in Fukushima

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Dake Onsen Hot Spring

This historic hot spring town has been known as a therapeutic area since the Edo Period. The quality of the onsen water is highly effective for treating the ski

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Alts Bandai Ski Resort

Located on the front side of Mount Bandai not far from the little town of Inawashiro, Alts Bandai is a medium-sized ski resort that includes 29 courses with a t

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Nihonmatsu Castle

Nihonmatsu Castle, built in 1414, was the residence of the Niwa clan throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868).

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Hana Kanzasi

This traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) has a cosy atmosphere, warm and friendly hospitality, and only eight rooms for guests! There's hot-springs (onsen) for yo

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Hoshino Resort Nekoma Ski Area

Owned by luxury hotelier Hoshino Resorts, this ski resort is located in the Urabandai highlands in Fukushima Prefecture. Due to the area's high altitude, the wi

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Sazaedo

Named after its resemblance to a "Sazae" (turban shell), Sazaedo is a Buddhist temple with a double helix structure, meaning that visitors go up using a clock-w

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Fukushima Food Guide

Kozuyu – a combination of Mountain and SeaKozuyu is a type of soup that includes an assortment of unique ingredients, diced and simmered in a pot for some time.

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Fukushima Access Guide

Fukushima can be easily accessed from Tokyo through various means, as with many prefectures in the northern part of Japan. While the exclusion zone may make you

Hotels in Fukushima

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Hotelli aalto

Featuring free WiFi, a hot spring bath and a sun terrace, Hotelli aalto offers accommodation in Kitashiobara, 6 km from Mount Bandai. Guests can enjoy the on-si

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Hotel Sunroute Fukushima

Situated a 7-minute walk from JR Fukushima Station, Hotel Sunroute Fukushima features compact yet functional rooms with free WiFi. Complimentary coffee is provi

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Hatago Shohaku

Situated in Koriyama in the Fukushima Region, 35 km from Fukushima, Hatago Shohaku boasts a sun terrace and views of the river. Free WiFi is available and free

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Hotel Wing International Sukagawa

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Wing International Sukagawa offers accommodation in Sukagawa. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms incl

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Pension felice

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Pension felice offers pet-friendly accommodation in Minamiaizu, 41 km from Nikko. Free private parking is available

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Urabandai Lake Resort

Featuring free WiFi, Urabandai Lake Resort offers accommodation in Kitashiobara. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on s

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