FukushimaFukushima 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.
Spa Resort Hawaiians
Hawaiians is a hot spring theme park with several water parks and authentic hula dance shows, located in Fukushima Prefecture. The history of the resort was made into a movie called "Hula Girls".
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 seasons.
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 was thought to be impregnable and withstood a month-long attack when the Imperial army besieged it d
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-wise corridor and go down by a separate anticlockwise corridor, thus ascending and descending visitor
Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan
Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan used to be a school for children of samurai families in the Edo period. Today it is a museum where one can experience the lessons and disciplines of the past.
JR Tadami Line
Hardly known by Japanese, let alone visitors, this JR train line is a real hidden gem. It connects the 135-kilometer route between the towns of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima Prefecture and Koide in Niigata Prefecture. The rural scenery is exceptionally picturesqu
Toyoko Inn Aizuwakamatsu Ekimae
Toyoko Aizuwakamatsu offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi just a 2-minute walk from JR Aizuwakamatsu train station. It provides free Wi-Fi and computer terminals with a printer at the lobby.
Hotel Route-inn Koriyama Inter
A 10-minute drive from JR Koriyama Train Station, Hotel Route-Inn Koriyama Inter features a soothing hot public bath and rooms with free wired internet.
Situated in Koriyama, 41 km from Fukushima, Hotel Hamatsu features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Koriyama View Hotel Annex
Koriyama View Hotel Annex offers accommodation in Koriyama. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in t
Toyoko Inn Iwaki Ekimae
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free wired internet, the Toyoko Inn is a 3-minute walk from JR Iwaki Station. It offers free-use lobby computers and a printer.
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 include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Only a 2-minute walk from Bandai-Atami Station, Kirakuya Inn offers 24-hour hot-spring baths with mountain views, a restaurant and bicycle rentals. It features a sauna, Western and Japanese rooms and free WiFi at the lobby.