Spots in Fukushima Area

  • The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle)
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    4.0
    945 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.

    The castle grounds are always open, though the main tower is open just during the day. Go in the early morning for private views of the foilage. It was foggy during my visit, creating a magical...

  • 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.

  • Miharu Takizakura
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    4.5
    172 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
    123 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
    122 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
    141 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 Snow Park & Resort
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    3.5
    80 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima prefecture Yama-gun, Kitashiobara village Hinohara Komagami mountain 1163
    This is a ski resort famous for its powder snow located about 40 minutes by car from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen Interchange. The ski slope spreading across the northern slope of Mt. Nekomagadake has good quality snow throughout the season and offers 13 courses from beginners to advanced skiers. Visitors can also enjoy the world top level course which professional snowboarders use as a practice area for slopestyle competitions. In the restaurant you can enjoy ski resort food such as ramen noodles and large portions of cutlet and curry.

    The lift lines were about 30 mins on a Sunday. The park was pretty well set up and was fun to play on as there wasn’t much snow. The top runs of the mountain tracked out quickly and became icy in...

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    96 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...

  • Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai
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    3.5
    73 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...

  • Kaiseizan Park
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    4.0
    84 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.

    I made a visit here to see the Steam Locomotive that is kept here. Has a lot of room to walk and play around this park.

  • Fukushima Product Promotion Center
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    4.0
    102 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...

  • Roadside Station Inawashiro
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    4.0
    66 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...

  • Roadside Station Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Inbound Line)
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    4.0
    39 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.

    二本松有名ラーメン店若武者の2号店です。 道の駅内の本格的なラーメン店です。 種類も豊富で、迷ってしまいます。 今回、コラボメニューの東京ドミソを注文しました。 本物を食べたことがないので比べようがありませんが、美味しかったです。 塩ラーメンも美味しそうだったので、次回注文したいです。

  • Roadside Station Yotsukura Port
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Yotsukuramachi 5-218-1
    This roadside station is on the Rikuzenhama Highway in Yotsukura-machi, Iwaki City. Located at the Yotsukura fishing port, it has a shop selling local goods and a rest area where information on the locality is available. The second-floor food court has terrace seating with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. They offer a menu featuring items made with local ingredients, including seafood on rice, kamemeshi rice pots, soba noodles, ramen noodles, and more.

    For fresh seafood and souvenir, you cant beat this place. The only problem is there is no public transportation.

  • Takayu Onsen Public Bath House Attaka-Yu
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    4.5
    66 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...

  • 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.
  • 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.”

    コースを分けると大きく二つに分けられます。 奥が中斜面で下は緩斜面なので,いっきにすべりおりると,ちょっとだらけるかな

  • 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

  • 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."

    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...

  • World Glassware Hall Inawashino
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    3.5
    57 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Fukushima Yama-gun Inawashiromachi Mitsuwa Mura Higashi 85
    A glassware showroom along National Route 49 in Murahigashi, Mitsuwa, Inawashiro Town, Yama County. They display and sell nearly 25,000 glass pieces both carefully selected and imported from around the world and original pieces. They also have workshops in producing glass beads, glass etchings, and blown glass. Located next door area the Inawashiro Beer Hall restaurant and the Inawashiro Confectioner which sells local sweets.

    We stayed for a few days at a nice little onsen by Lake Inawashiro and of course we had to stop off here. After all, theres not a lot to see other than nature up in this area of Japan. Ill admit...

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