Spots in Fukushima Area

  • The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle)
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    4.0
    970 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park
    This is a Japanese castle in Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu City. Locally it is called Tsurugajo Castle. The castle was the seat of famous feudal warlords but was damaged in the Boshin Civil War at the end of the Edo period and demolished in 1874. It was rebuilt in 1965, and in 2011 the roof tiles were reverted to the original red resembling the time of the end of Tokugawa Shogunate. It is the only castle in Japan where visitors can see the elegant red tiled keep. In addition, the castle tower also acts as a museum focusing on the Boshin War, exhibiting helmets, weapons, materials, etc. of successive castle owners. Around the castle tower is also a cherry blossom viewing area and many visitors come to visit in the spring.

    No English explanation. Dont bother going if you are into history. Castle grounds are well cared for. View from top is nice

  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    308 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Tatsumichou 50
    An aquarium standing on Onahama second Port’s Pier facing the Pacific Ocean. As befitting its location at the point where the Japan Current and Kurile Current collide, the aquarium’s permanent exhibit is dedicated to the theme of ocean fronts where two bodies of water meet. The aquarium is also notable for its many experience-based learning facilities, including the Aquamarine Egg, which has hands-on exhibits for children; and Janome Beach, one of the largest touch pools in the world. The facility is also dedicated to research and conserving the environments of marine creatures threatened with extinction.

    Nice variety of local and tropical environments. Informative for older children, tropical fish for young children to follow, relaxing for adults.

  • Sazaedo
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    4.0
    360 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Ikkimachiyahata Bentenshita 1404
    Sazaedo is a hexagonal, three-storied hall built in 1796. It is located on Mt. Iimori, Aizuwakamatsu City, famous for Byakkotai (a group of young samurai called the white tiger corps). It is also called “Sazae-do” because it resembles the shape of a turban shell. It has a mysterious corridor and when you ascend the unique double spiral stairwell before you know it, you are descending again. Thirty-three Saigoku Kannon Statues are placed on the slope and the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage to 33 Buddhist temples is said to be completed on reaching the top. It was designated as an Important Cultural Property of the country in 1996.

    A Buddhist temple which was Constructed in 1796 entirely from wood, Sazaedo has a double-helix structure, meaning that those who enter Sazaedo will leave the temple without encountering anybody...

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    3.5
    216 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Tatsumichou 43-1
    20 minutes by car from the Iwaki-Yumoto Interchange. A tourism and shopping facility located in Iwaki Onahama Minato Oasis. Bustling with tourists, the facility hosts a seafood market selling fresh delicacies just brought in from Onahama Port, restaurants, souvenir shops, and more under the catchphrase, “everything good in Iwaki.” The seafood rice bowl and handmade soba noodle set has remained a popular dish for visitors to enjoy here since it opened 20 years ago. The Iwaki Day Cruise, a sightseeing ship which makes short trips around the bay, is also a popular activity for visitors to enjoy.

    They have a good exhibition about the tsunami of 2011 and the refugee life. Its really impressive. Im not a fan of fish so a part of the ground floor isnt for me with the big fish market, but...

  • Miharu Takizakura
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    4.5
    174 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Tamura-gun
    "This famous cherry tree is considered one of the three most beautiful in Japan. On October 12th, 1922, it was the first cherry tree in the country to be designated a National Natural Monument. 13.5 meters tall and 11.3 meters in root circumference, the huge red weeping cherry tree of Edo-higan cherry group is said to be over 1,000 years old. The tree's name literally translates as ""Three Spring Waterfall Cherry,"" a name it was given because the countless blossoms the tree blooms with in spring, sprouting from branches sprawling in all directions, look like a waterfall."

    The splendor of the giant ancient tree is truly mind-boggling. It is a wonderful sight and, without a doubt, it is the loveliest tree in the country - often mentioned as the number one tree. In...

  • GRANDECO SNOW RESORT
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    4.0
    124 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Wild sand lot
    Visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at GRANDECO SNOW RESORT during the season as well as being a place to experience three of the one hundred top mountains in Japan regardless of the season. Enjoy a spectacular view of Urabandai Plateau from the panorama gondola reaching an altitude of approximately 1400 meters. There are guided tours of the DECODAIRA Marshlands which located at 1320 meters above sea level is ideal as a trekking spot. It is approximately 30 minutes by car from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen Interchange on the Ban-etsu Expressway.

    I wrote an extensive review of the ski area under Grandeco ski area. So check that out. It’s only 1 word not 2.

  • Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum
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    4.5
    144 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamaguninawashiromachi Mitsuwa Maeda 81
    A museum dedicated to presenting materials relating to as well as items which belonged to Hideyo Noguchi, a prominent bacteriologist from the Tohoku region. Standing along National Route 49 near Lake Inawashiro, the museum was remodeled and reopened in 2015. Noguchi’s childhood home is preserved inside the museum complex, including the sunken hearth where he was burned when a baby. There’s also a robotic figure of Noguchi in an exhibition space modeled after his research room which greets visitors.

    This museum was interesting to learn about the man who is on the ¥1000 bill. There is his real childhood home and many interesting panals about his life. All this had a lot of English. There was some...

  • Hoshino Resorts NEKOMA MOUNTAIN
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    3.5
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagumbandaimachi Sarashina ShimizuPei 6838 - 68
    This is a ski resort spreading over the foot of Mt. Bandai about 15 minutes by car from Bandai-Kawahigashi Interchange. Access is good and there is a shuttle bus straight to the slopes from Koriyama Station a stop on the Tohoku Shinkansen line. The vast slopes overlooking Mt Bandai and Lake Inawashiro are in the perfect location. There are 29 diverse courses from beginners to advanced skiers where a large number of people can enjoy the whole day. There are also many shops for ski equipment rental or purchase. There are also restaurants and cafés where you can taste the ski resort cuisine as well as a daycare room for children.

    Our first time at this resort. Good lifts although only one covered. very good Gondola. Didnt get to try some runs /lifts due to trail closures and poor snow quality. Heard through contacts that...

  • Abukuma Cave
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Tamurashi Takinemachisugaya Higashi Busan 1
    This limestone cave was carved out over 80,000,000 years. The 600 meter length is filled with limestone stalactites and stalagmites, creating an enchanting scene. The largest attraction is the 30 meter high grotto, the Takine Palace, filled with limestone formations like the Crystal Curtain, grotto Coral, and more.

    Cost is 1200Yen per adult - average size limestone cave but I have been to better ones in Japan and other countries. Ryusendo and Utsonomiya are way bigger and better. Considering the distance...

  • Roadside Station Inawashiro
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Yamaguninawashiromachi Katada Mayokari 1
    A roadside station located in Inawashiro Town, Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station has a food court where you can eat soft serve ice cream, ramen, and other light meals, as well as a restaurant serving steaks made with local beef, locally-raised chicken dishes, and soba noodles. The station's shop sells accessories made with Aizu momen Inawashiro-shima striped cotton fabric, a traditional textile from the area. Serving as a disaster relief area for volcanic eruptions and heavy snowfalls, the station is also notable for the heliport on its grounds.

    猪苗代インターを出た正面にあり 新しく道の駅の横にいちご狩りができるハウスがあります 新鮮な野菜や和食器の小物など様々なものが売っていますが なんといってもおすすめは生どら焼きです 猪ドラ という名前で昼過ぎには売り切れてしまうので朝早く行ったほうが良いですね 抹茶クリームと生クリームが入ったどら焼きですが 今まで食べたどら焼きの中で味もボリュームもナンバーワンだと思います。。日持ちしないので当...

  • Ouchi-juku
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto
    O-uchi-juku was designated an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1981. It was founded around 1640 as the third post station from Aizu Castle town in the 130 kilometer road connecting Aizu Castle and Imaichi, Nikko City in Tochigi Prefecture. The townscape remains as is, taking visitors back in time to the Edo period. There are also night tours available from the end of April to late November.
  • Kaiseizan Park
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Kaisei 1-5
    Kaiseizan Park is an urban park centered round Lake Isuzu that was established in the early years of the Meiji period. Covering a large area of around 30 hectares, the Park has approximately 1,300 cherry trees, which are an impressive sight. There is also a rose garden, with around 810 roses belonging to 440 different varieties blooming in spring and autumn.

    郡山市民の憩いの場となっている公園です。 公園内には明確な仕切りはないものの、東側と西側に区分けされており、東側にはスタジアムや競技場などのスポーツ施設、西側には遊具や広場などの遊び場・憩いの場の施設があります。公園の近隣の住民が穏やかなひと時を過ごすために利用すること、郡山駅とは距離(2.5km程度)があるため休日でも公園内及び周辺は比較的静かであるため、とても過ごしやすいです。駐車場もあります...

  • Fukushima Product Promotion Center
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    4.0
    104 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Mikawaminamimachi 1-20
    This product promotion center is located inside the first floor of Corasse Fukushima a three-minute walk from JR Fukushima Station's west exit. Its features a sake area, a special product area, a handicrafts area, and a lounge aimed at conveying the high quality of Fukushima Prefecture's products to as many people as possible in an enjoyable manner. The handicrafts area exhibits both traditional and modern including a line of products produced by the designer Junko Koshino that represent the best of what Fukushima has to offer.

    Its reasonable to be wary of typical souvenir shops. I lived three years in Queensland, Australia. Shops that catered to Japanese tourists visiting Queenslands Gold Coast were terribly overpriced...

  • Takayu Onsen Public Bath House Attaka-Yu
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    4.5
    69 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Machiniwasaka Taka Yu 25
    "A public bath along the Bandai Azuma Skyline road in Takayu, Machiniwasaka, Fukushima City. The baths are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style by the natural Takayu Onsen No. 26 Taki-no-Yu hot spring, an acidic sulfur calcium aluminum sulphate spring. The building is of Japanese-style architecture resembling a classic bathhouse with wood and stone motifs. It has separate men and women outdoor baths as well as rental outdoor baths (all baths are open-air)."

    福島周辺では珍しい硫黄泉の共同浴場です。宮城に向かってどんどん山の中に入っていく感じの道中も楽しめます。湯量が豊富な本物の源泉掛け流しで、濁り湯はお湯の新鮮さとパワーをを感じ、効能を感じるほど逗留してみたいと思わせるそんな温泉でした。

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1
    The Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum is dedicated to fossils and to the history of the coal-mining industry. There are displays of many precious fossils from all over the world, with the centerpiece being the Futabasaurus suzukii plesiosaur skeleton that was discovered in the Futaba Town of Iwaki City. The coal exhibition area has displays on the history of coal’s use as a fuel, focusing on the coal that used to be mined in the Iwaki region, and on the history of coal-mining. This part of the Museum includes a very authentic reproduction of part of a coal mine, which was used as a filming location for the movie “Hula Girls.”

    Some English explanations exist, so that foreigner can also enjoy. If you are sort of freak on something scientific this is the place you should visit. Scientifically coal and fossil are almost the...

  • Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Takatsuehara 535
    This is a ski resort on Takatsue Hara in the Aizu highlands. It boasts a spectacular panoramic view from the top and fine powder snow. There are various courses tailored to a range of levels from beginner to advanced including a family course which can be enjoyed safely with small children as well as a top hill course with a maximum inclination of 36 degrees. In addition there are facilities to enjoy after skiing such as a resort hotel overlooking the ski resort and a day hot spring “Shirakaba no yu.”

    規模が大きいのと、距離が長いスキー場です。 全体的にコース幅が広く、スキーやカービングやる方に向いているかと思います。 初心者コースも距離があるので、上達も早まるかと思いました。 比較的斜度も急なコースは少ない印象です。 パークもあり低めのキッカーなので、これから始められる方にはおすすめできます。 リフトは速く回転率も良いが、山頂まで2回乗り継ぎで山頂まで行くのが面倒でした。 ゴンドラかロープウェ...

  • Roadside Station Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Inbound Line)
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Shimokawasaki Kamidaira 33-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 4 in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can buy fresh, seasonal vegetables stocked each morning from local farms, tama yokan jelly balls, local sakes, and a variety of other area specialty products. The deep fried Adatara-san no Ganseki rice balls are particularly popular. In the Washi Traditional Crafts Gallery, you can see how traditional Japanese washi paper is made and try making some yourself.

    近隣の契約者訪問のため、よく通りよく利用する。 売店にはいろいろ商品があるが、たくさん酒蔵があるのに大七酒造の日本酒ばかりなのは何か理由があるのだろうか。 トイレは広く綺麗。

  • Isasumi Shrine
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Onuma-gun Aizumisatomachi Miyabayashiko 4377
    This shrine is said to be the origin of the “Aizu” location name. It began when people worshipped Izanagi-no-mikoto and Izanami-no-mikoto at Mt. Mikaguratake. Now it elicits adoration from worshippers inside and outside the prefecture looking for better fortune, longevity, better relationships, and safe commutes. The precincts feature the “Usuzumi Zakura”: a holy tree that is mostly white with some light charcoal color, which gradually turns reddish and releases a unique aroma. The Ayame Festival held in the outer Ayame Garden begins in mid-June and exhibits 100,000 irises, attracting many visitors.

    大内宿観光後、大内ダム脇を通過してこちらへ。車で30-40分くらい。 神社の敷地の真ん中?に道路が通っているようで、あやめ池側に駐車場が。 夏休み休日の昼間、駐車場はほぼ満車でした。 鳥居には七夕のお飾り、頭上に風鈴が一面垂れ下がり、手水舎には季節の花々が活けてあり、神社とは思えないくらい大変センス良く、インスタ映えする光景です。 神社自体がパワースポットとして名高いようで、 境内をめぐるこ...

  • Former Horikiri Residence
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Higashi Takinomachi 16
    "A historical building in Higashitakinomachi, Iizaka-machi, Fukushima City. It's a restoration of the former Horikiri family residence, a village headman who made substantial contributions to the local economy. The grounds include valuable examples of old architecture including the Jukkenkura, a warehouse built in 1775 and the oldest such in the prefecture, as well as a newly constructed building that houses an exhibition room, tourist information, and event space. There's also a foot and hand bath on site and you can enjoy looking over the garden while warming yourself in the free flowing natural hot spring constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style."

    紅葉の時期に訪問しました。夜間はライトアップされており紅葉が非常に美しかったですね。また、蔵の中には和傘のライトアップがあり、こちらも幻想的でした。

  • Byakkotai Museum of History
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    3.5
    71 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Ikkimachiyahata Bentenshita 33
    This is a museum concerning the Aizu Boshin War located at the base of Mt. Iimori, where the Byakkotai (a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain who fought in the Boshin War) spent their final moments. The museum possesses and displays valuable materials connected to the Aizu domain and the Byakkotai. The path from the front of the museum up to the approach for Mt. Iimori is lined with bronze statues of the Byakkotai.

    幾度となくドラマや映画になった、白虎隊の悲しい歴史を資料と共に振り返ることができます。 悲しくて辛い歴史ですが、ここで知ることが出来て本当に良かったなと思える場所です。

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