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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Tsuruga Castle

This castle, also known as Aizuwakamatsu Castle, was the domain of the Aizu clan, which fought alongside the powerful Tokugawa family during the Edo period. It

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Ouchi-juku

A small post station during the Edo period, the "half-farm half-guesthouses" now serve as shops and restaurants, where you can eat the famous soba noodles with

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Abukuma-do Cave

Abukumado is a 600-m long cave located in Fukushima where the stalactites and stalagmites are brightly illuminated. The opening hours may vary during different

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Hanamiyama Park

Hanamiyama Park is a privately-owned park open to visitors, famous for its cherry blossoms in April.

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Sazae-do Temple

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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Aizu Samurai Residences

A museum and theme park located in the former residence of the Saigo family, which ruled the Aizu-Wakamatsu area. The huge property includes a tea ceremony room

Recently Added Sights in Fukushima

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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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Urabandai Lake Resort

Overlooking nearby Lake Hibara and the Bandai Asahi National Park, this lakeside resort is famed for its natural surroundings. Newly renovated and opened in lat

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Morohashi Museum of Modern Art

This museum, associated with one of Japan's largest sporting retailers, holds one of only three permanent exhibits of Salvador Dali's art worldwide. Presenting

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Atsushio Onsen Hot Spring Town

A hot spring was found here in the years around 1380 and soon after, the area became a place where people came to bathe and cure their various ailments. The nam

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Umai Sushikan (Asaka)

The branch of this famous chain restaurant offers a variety of affordable sushi dishes. Umai Sushikan is a "kaiten", or conveyor belt, sushi restaurant. This me

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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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