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  • 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.
  • Spa Resort Hawaiians
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanfujiwaramachi Warabidaira 50
    With an area six times the size of Tokyo Dome, this is a giant leisure facility complete with heated swimming pool, onsen, golf course, and a hotel. There are spots for people of all ages to enjoy, including entertainment featuring Hawaiian shows and other events, and a beauty salon. This was the set of the movie “Hula Girls” and it is often visited by fans of the movie.

    スパリゾートハワイアンズのドーム内にあるバイキングのレストラン。客席は多く、団体グループ向けです。店内も暑いです。

  • The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle)
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    4.0
    793 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.

    One of the things to do when in the Aizu region of Fukushima is go see the castle. It's possibly the biggest tourist attraction there and it's easy to see why. The thing is big. Not as big as Osaka...

  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    281 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.

  • Goshikinuma Lakes
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara
    The Goshikinuma (five-colors) lake group consists of dozens of large and small lakes, such as the Bishamon-numa, the Akanuma, and the Rurinuma. The water color of each lake varies according to the size of the particles in the water. The emerald green or cobalt blue shining water surface is mysteriously beautiful. It takes an hour and a half to stroll along the walking path.
  • To-no-Hetsuri
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Yagoshima Shimoji forest
    A cliff located in Okawa Hatori Prefectural Nature Park in Shimogo Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The area has many natural rock formations which visitors can view up close thanks to a nearby suspension bridge. The cliff was also selected as a National Natural Monument in 1943. Many visitors come here to enjoy the area's seasonal scenery.
  • Lake Inawashiro
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamaguninawashiromachi
    This massive lake at almost the direct center of Fukushima Prefecture is Japan’s fourth largest in area. It boasts a long history, being used for farm irrigation from the Edo period, and it is spoken of in Kobo Daishi’s Legends of Okinajima. Mt. Bandai stretches to the north, and it is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery including Oshika-zakura cherry and Tatsusawa Virgin Forest, Natural Monuments. There are rental bicycles available at Inawashiro Station and Roadside Station Inawashiro, so you can ride through the beauty of Lake Inawashiro through all four seasons.
  • Bannai Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Hosoda 7230
    A ramen shop located in Hosoda, Kitakata City. The restaurant’s shina soba with thick crimp noodles in a light pork bone broth and homemade tender, stewed homemade roast pork has been very much enjoyed by patrons of the restaurant for a long time. It is a famous ramen shop considered to be one of the big three local ramen shops in Japan.
  • Abukuma Cave
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    4.0
    106 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.

    Beautiful limestone cave with numerous different rock formations. Slightly off the beaten track but a train and taxi will get you there and the journey is beautiful sweeping through the countryside...

  • Tsurugajo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1
    Tsurugajo Castle is Japan’s only red roof tiled castle tower. It is a famous “impregnable” castle that endured a fierce battle lasting about a month during the Boshin war. It is a popular and famous cherry blossom viewing place when in the spring, about 1,000 Yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom. The exhibition room was completely renewed in 2015.
  • The Aizu Bukeyashiki - Samurai Residence
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Higashiyamamachishiyama Innai 1
    An outdoor museum featuring the Edo period Aizu residential complex of Saigo Tanomo, along with the old Nakahata encampment, a tea house, a rice mill, and other buildings of historical interest on the grounds. It is a comprehensive cultural facility built for the purpose of disseminating and transferring the history and culture of Aizu on a site of about 23,100 square meters. There are also shops and restaurants, and it is also possible to purchase special products and dine. You can experience the culture of Aizu by painting Akabeko (red bull dolls) and Okiagari Koboshi (papier-mâché roly-poly dolls of priests). (Reservations required)
  • Mt. Iimori
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Ikkimachiyahata
    This is the place where the graves of the 19 Byakkotai samurai who fought for the Aizu domain in the Boshin War committed suicide after seeing Tsuruga-jo Castle on fire from this mountain. Mt. Iimori is a low mountain located about two kilometers from the town of Aizu Wakamatsu, and a slop conveyor (moving walkway) at the bottom of the mountain is also available that makes it easy to reach the top.
  • Sazaedo
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    4.0
    275 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.

    One ramp going up, and one ramp coming down, alternating like a barber's pole. Not too much to see as the forest has reclaimed much of the view. Yeah, OK I guess.

  • Byakkotai Museum of History
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    3.5
    57 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.

    Pretty good English explanations for historical events most non-Japanese do not know about. Pretty surroundings.

  • Mitsuta-ya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Omachi 1-1-25
    A local cuisine shop that was established as a miso (bean paste) manufacturing and sales company in 1834. It is famous for Aizu Miso Dengaku which are skewered konjac and sticky rice balls, vegetables etc. flavored with a red miso sauce and grilled on a charcoal fire by a hearth. It has a rustic, relaxing atmosphere and is a popular place for tourists. There is a section in the shop selling Mitsuta-ya products including miso. They have a variety of souvenirs such as hand-pressed sesame oil and Takada Plums, a specialty of Aizu. The nearest station is Nanukamachi Station.
  • Wappa-meshi Aizu Cuisine Kappo Takino
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Sakaemachi 5-31 (Kanedokido Alley)
    This is a kappo-style and Aizu cuisine restaurant located in the center of Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for the food served in the oval shaped bamboo lunch boxes (mage-wappa) traditionally used by the people of the mountain village of Hinoematamura in Aizu, called “wappa meshi”. The simple and delicate wooden boxes are full of local ingredients such as salmon, salmon roe, crabs, mountain vegetables, mushrooms, etc. The “kaiseki” cuisine that makes use of Aizu seasonal produce is also popular. The relocated old houses and restored historical buildings that have continued since the Kamakura period are also interesting. There are rooms ranging from private rooms for small groups to a large hall of 36.4 square meters.

    Old-style and nice building to feel traditional atmosphere. Food is also good with “Wappa-meshi” and local food in the area, Soba and Tempura, etc. Location is Not easy to reach at the first time...

  • Yamatogawa Sake Brewery Northern Museum
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Teramachi 4761
    Established in 1790, this is an old sake brewery shop. Various sake making tools are displayed in the oldest warehouse, “Edo Warehouse”, built during the Edo period. You can also see in part how sake was made in those days. In the shop on the premises there is a sake tasting corner where you can taste over 10 different kinds of Yauemon rice wine for free. You can enjoy tasting as well as purchasing the sake which has been made from chosen local ingredients for local consumption.

    This is an old brewery established in the late eighteenth century. They have moved their brewery to outside the city center and the old brewery has now become a shop with a museum displaying sake...

  • Bandai-Asahi National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima, Yamagata, Niigata
    A vast national park spanning the three prefectures of Fukushima, Yamagata and Niigata boasting the second largest park in land area nationally. The spectacular landscape is woven by many mountains including Mt. Nishi Azuma and Mt. Adatara chosen as one of Japan’s top 100 famous mountains as well as the Dewasanzan, Asahi, Iide, and Azuma Mountain Ranges, renowned as a place of mountain worship and the Asahi and Iide Mountain Ranges steeped in pristine nature. There is also an abundance of unique flora and fauna such as lilies, day lilies, and the Japanese serow, etc. The Gassan Visitor Center in the area provides multilingual brochures.
  • Oze National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Fukushima prefecture, Niigata prefecture
    This is the largest high wetland in Honshu also known as the motif of a nationally beloved song, Natsu-no Omoide (“Summer Memories”). It is the 29th national park in Japan and includes Ozegahara. It is home to animals and plants unique to wetlands such as mizubasho (lysichiton americanum or asian skunk cabbage), iris setosa (arctic iris) and ermine as well as alpine plants such as day lilies and gentiana thunbergii. As the whole park area is formed by mountains such as Mt. Kasagatake, Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Hiuchigatake, climbing equipment and clothes suitable to the season are indispensable. There are three campgrounds in the area and two visitor centers, and it is a base for walking and climbing.
  • Club Neo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Motomachi 5-1 Partners Building BF1
    This club dedicated to dance music is on main street near Fukushima Station. It stands out for its spacious dance floor with a high ceiling and room filling, body pulsing, sound system. Come enjoy the unbelievable visual effects created by our Ashka International lighting system. The building can be rented out during the day for parties and presentations.

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Fukushima is a blend of fantastic scenery, delectable sake, and kaleidoscopic colors. This nature-rich prefecture displays its splendor from the hidden Abukuma Cave underground right to the top of its sky-high mountain road, known as the Bandai-Azuma Skyline.

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