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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.

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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 r...Read more

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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 Ed...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Aquamarine Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima is a large aquarium located in Iwaki City, Fukushima.Read more

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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 duri...Read more

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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 us...Read more

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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 le...Read more

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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 Aiz...Read more

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