Spots in Fukushima Area

  • The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle)
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    4.0
    919 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.

    like many re-built castles, Tsuruga-jo is a historical museum in a town with a rich samurai history. From the lookout at the top of the Castle, there are panoramic views of the city, and on the way...

  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    307 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.

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    3.5
    215 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...

  • GRANDECO SNOW RESORT
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    4.0
    122 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.

  • Abukuma Cave
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    4.0
    121 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...

  • Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum
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    4.5
    135 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 Alts Bandai
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    3.5
    72 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...

  • Shiramizu Amidado Temple
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    4.0
    107 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Uchigoushiramizumachi Hirohata 219
    Shiramizu Amidado Temple was constructed in 1160, in the latter years of the Heian period, by Princess Tokuhime, the daughter of Fujiwara no Kiyohira. It is the only building in Fukushima Prefecture to have designated as a National Treasure. The way the Temple garden is designed, with ponds on the eastern, western and southern sides, is characteristic of the late Heian period Jodo (Pure Land) style of garden design. To reach the Amidado hall, visitors cross over a red bridge positioned directly in front of the hall. The architectural design of the Shiramizu Amidado Temple is said to have been influenced by temple architecture in Hiraizumi, the region where Princess Tokuhime was born.

    Beautifully landscaped garden and lake/pond accessible without purchasing a ticket. You cant get a good view of the temple without paying, however. The temple itself is beautiful, though that...

  • Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
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    4.5
    120 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Kengamine 1093-23
    This art museum is located along National Route 459, at Kengamine Hibara, Kitashiobara Village, Yama County Fukushima Prefecture. Since its opening in 1999, exhibits have centered on the collection of Teizo Morohashi—the founder of Xebio Holdings Company. It is known for housing roughly 330 pieces in its Salvador Dali collection, making it the only museum in Asia that permanently maintains works by Dali.

    What a surprise! We travel for hours away from Tokyo to a more remote region of Japan around the mountain known as Bandai. Here in this location we came across this delightful Museum of modern Art...

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    93 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...

  • Ouchi-juku
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    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.
  • Roadside Station Inawashiro
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    4.0
    64 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.

    Very new Michi no Eki. Kids were playing in a fountain area with lots of benches. Very clean restrooms. Free Ice water and Hot Green Tea in Lounge Area. Interesting Finds:Miss Peach peaches (Used...

  • Oyaku-en (Aizu Matsudaira Clan Garden)
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Hanaharumachi 8-1
    A Japanese garden located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The garden was originally created in the Muromachi period as part of a villa built by Ashina Morihisa. Oyaku-en means medicinal herb garden -the name is derived from the many medicinal plants which are grown in it. Visitors can enjoy the garden's seasonal scenery as well as a cup of medicinal herb tea. The garden was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty as one of the best examples of an Edo period daimyo landscape garden.

    After seeing many famous gardens in Japan I was ytaken back how nice this was. Rain (which it was) or shine great for the photographer especially with the changing of the colors

  • Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort
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    4.0
    39 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.”

    2月29日に訪問。 スキー場に着くまで、雪がまったくなかったので、コースが、硬いかもと思って行きましたが大丈夫でした(^-^) 前日少し降ったのかもしれませんが圧雪の所はありませんでした。 初心者用になだらかな、長いコースがあり練習にさいてきでした。リフトを降りるときとも、なだらかで安全でした。 初めて行ったのですが、スペーシア?のロッジの方で食事しました、期待してなかったですが、グラタンと...

  • Aizu Samurai School Nisshinkan
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    4.5
    57 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Kawahigashimachiminamikouya Takatsukayama 10
    The Nisshikan is a place of learning built in 1803 for the purpose of raising personnel within the Aizu clan. 10-year old children in the Aizu clan would come here to liberal and martial arts, and Byakkotai was also trained here. The original building burned down, but it has been completely recreated in the residential district of Aizu Wakamatsu using the original plans. The archery and martial arts gyms are open and utilized for a variety of purposes, including orientations, training camps, and on-location tv shoots. It offers experiences with zazen (seated meditation), tea ceremony, and archery for the general public.

    Once upon a time there was a Samuray School. Since it was in Aizu, and Aizu samurays got into a conflict with the emperor (or, rather, his representatives) there was a (Bonshin) war. During the war...

  • Byakkotai Museum of History
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    3.5
    68 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.

  • Former Horikiri Residence
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    4.0
    75 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."

    More than just a house, this small property contains several buildings of historical value, flowing hot springs and variety of flowering trees, including a Japanese zelkova which is over 250 years...

  • Isasumi-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Onumagunaidumisatomachi Miyabayashi Kou 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.

    岩代国一宮、陸奥国二宮、会津総鎮守。 紀元前から続くご由緒。 そして会津の人々に技術伝承して豊かな暮らしへ導いた神々が祀られています。 鎮座地 福島県大沼郡会津美里町字宮林甲4377番地 ■御祭神 ・伊佐須美大神(以下、四柱を総称) 伊弉諾尊 伊弉冉尊 大毘古命(おおひこのみこと、大彦命) 第8代孝元天皇の皇子。四道将軍の一人、北陸道を進んだとされています。 建沼河別命(たけぬなかわわ...

  • Takayu Onsen Public Bath House Attaka-Yu
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    4.5
    64 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)."

    We went to Takayu Onsen on 2nd February 2020 by a bus from the Fukushima JR Station. Fukushima JR station has all the information about this onsen. The frequency of bus trip between Fukushima JR...

  • Roadside Station Tajima
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Itozawa Oga Numawara 3242 - 6
    A roadside station standing along National Route 121 in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station sells fresh, local, seasonal mountain and farm vegetables, local sakes, and a wide variety of other goods. You can enjoy asparagus soft serve ice cream in the light meal area. The station sees many local residents as well as tourists exploring the Oku-aizu area on foot.

    休憩に寄りました。 トイレの手洗いにお湯があり、とても親切です! お土産がかなり品揃えがよかったですが、特に必要なかだたので、アイスクリームだけかいました。300円とリーズナブルなのも魅力です。

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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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