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

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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

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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

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

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Hana Kanzasi

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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

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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

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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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Beach in Fukushima Reopens After 8 Years: This Week in Japan

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Fukushima beach reopens after 8 years After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan, Haragamaobama beach in the Fukushima Pref

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Fukushima Food Guide

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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

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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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Hotel Sunroute Fukushima

Hotel in 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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Yamagataya

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Situated in Atsushio, 28 km from Aizuwakamatsu, Yamagataya features a hot spring bath and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is avail

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Hotel Fukushima Hills

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Fukushima Hills offers accommodation in Fukushima. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipp

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The Celecton Fukushima

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Located 19 km from Goshiki-numa in Fukushima, The Celecton Fukushima features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every r

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Hotel Crownhills Fukushima

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Crownhills Fukushima offers accommodation in Fukushima, 19 km from Goshiki-numa. Every room at this japanese

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Mukaitaki Ryokan

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Located 10 km from Goshiki-numa in Fukushima, Mukaitaki Ryokan features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room is fitted with a TV. You will find

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Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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Aomori


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Akita


In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful la

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Iwate


Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its