Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    308 Reviews
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    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.

  • GRANDECO SNOW RESORT
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
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    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.

  • Kaiseizan Park
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
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    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.

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
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    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 Nekoma Snow Park & Resort
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    3.5
    80 Reviews
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    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...

  • Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Sawamatsukura 1
    This is a zoo in Shiozawa Hot Spring, Nihonmatsu City, about 15 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Interchange. Within the facility, carnivores such as lions and tigers and approximately 1,100 herbivorous animals such as African elephants and giraffes run free in the expansive grounds. Visitors can enjoy a thrilling feeling of exploration by taking a trip around the park by car, rent-a-car or a zoo bus. In addition, visitors can see unusual animals up close as well as white lions and white zebras in the park, and can feed the animals from the car in the herbivorous area.

    I was at Ebisu Circut and these two places are connected in part. It shocked me to see a polar bear and other bears in small cages!!! And they have to listen to cars enginees all days, how is it...

  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Moriai Nishiyouzan 1
    The Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art which is only a few steps from the Bijutsukan Toshokan Mae (Museum and Library) Station. It is located at the foot of Mt. Shinobu which is the symbol of Fukushima City, surrounded by rich nature where the chirping of wild birds can be heard, vast grounds of many trees and flowers, wide lawns and a Japanese garden. The museum has a collection of over 3,800 art works, including paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture and handicrafts. A collection of overseas art works of European Impressionists such as Monet and Gauguin and modern American realism paintings are displayed. In addition, there are also many works of art by artists from Fukushima Prefecture such as artist Sekine Tadashi and a print artist, Saito Kiyoshi.

    This museum is not hard to access and find if you take the train from the main station but if you walk it is behind the forest and hard to find. It is a quiet museum with many Rodin sculptures and a...

  • Spa Resort Hawaiians
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    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.
  • Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    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

  • Koriyama City Fureai Science Center (Space park)
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Ekimae 2-11-1
    A science museum covering floors 20th to 23rd of the high rise Big-I building in Ekimae 2-home, Koriyama City. The museum is made up of multiple areas including the Exhibition Zone where you can learn about space with a variety of hands-on exhibitions including a simulated experience of the moon's gravity. There's also the observation lobby and a Railroad Area with a huge train diorama. On the top floor is a planetarium with a state-of-the-art projector which can display nearly 650,000 stars including the Milky Way. It holds the Guinness World Record for the World's Highest Planetarium (104.25 meters).

    Superb 360 degree view from the top, lots of interesting space exhibits and hands on things to have a go at. The G force sphere is fun so long as you dont have motion sickness! Have a go at what it...

  • Tsurugajo Park
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    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.
  • Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Arai Kamisagi West 1-1
    Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons) is a place to look, eat, and have fun. In the handicrafts workshop, visitors can try their hand at making kokeshi wooden dolls or at glass decoration. At the farm restaurant, visitors can enjoy draught beer supplied direct from the Asahi Breweries Fukushima plant, as well as Mongolian barbecue and freshly-picked vegetables. The “Tree Branch Plaza” offers plenty of things to do even on rainy days. Shiki no Sato is very popular with families.

    福島西ICから10分の所に有り、四季の花が綺麗に咲いていました。中には水林自然林があり森林浴もできますが、1番の目的はその中でNHKの朝ドラエールのオープニングで窪田正孝さんと二階堂ふみさんが小川の側でたたずむ撮影場所で写真を撮るスポットがあるので、写真を撮りに行きました。ここは、福島国体の時に作られたとのことです。広い庭園内には、ガラス工芸、こけし工芸の体験施設もありました。

  • Fukushima Museum
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Joutoumachi 1-25
    A museum located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The museum presents the history and culture of Fukushima from the Paleolithic to the modern day. The museum is divided into people, nature, archeology, history, art, and exhibition spaces. The museum also holds special exhibitions and provides visitors with the chance to try on historical folk costumes. The museum is frequently used for school field trips.

    This museum displays the ancient history of the area from stone age to post WWII, some geology and some dynasour time artifacts. Displays are pretty nice. The buildjng architecture creates space and...

  • Koriyama City Museum of Art
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Yasuharamachi Oyaji 130-2
    This art museum is run by Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture. It has four major exhibitions: British art including Turner, modern Japanese art including Ryusei Kishida, works from artists hailing from Koriyama such as Yukimura and wood block printing such as book cover designs and so on. Exhibition contents are changed four times a year so visitors can see different works each season. There is a bronze statue in the garden which visitors can enjoy strolling around.

    I visited when no special exhibits were going, but the building and setting and cafe are worth the visit. Small but interesting permanent collection.

  • Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    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.

    紅葉が始まる時期に訪れました。裏磐梯を車で走り、紅葉を眺めながらしばらくすると素敵な建物が見えてきます。 諸橋廷蔵氏の熱い思いで建てられた美術館、その周りは小川もあり、山の景色と建物と池があり、素敵な美術館です。 パリの小さな美術館には行ったことがあり、そこに置いてあったブロンズ像より、大きく立派な像が何体か置いてあり、見ごたえがありました。 絵画は、テトゥンアンの大会戦が観れて、こんな大きなダリ...

  • Koriyama Culture Park
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Asakamachinarita Higashimaruyama 61
    This is a large leisure land located in the outskirts of Koriyama City. It is approximately five minutes by car from Koriyama South Interchange. The park houses an amusement park (Dream Land), as well as pools and a cultural center. In Dream Land there are about 12 attractions for families such as a Ferris wheel and roller-coaster and admission is free. The pool area not only has leisure pools such as an infant pool for small children, a whirlpool and a water slide, but also has a pool for competitions.

    ドライブで近くに行き、気になって入りました。 大きなプールや屋内運動スペース、芝生に小川画像流れ、入園無料の遊園地があります。乗り物も100-300円ほどでリーズナブルです。食事処リーズナブルもです。

  • S-PAL Fukushima
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Sakaemachi 1-1
    A shopping mall connected directly to Fukushima Station in Sakae-machi, Fukushima City. The five floor mall is occupied by fashionable apparel shops, boutiques, lifestyle goods stores, food shops, restaurants, and cafes. There's also a rooftop garden. In addition, the Fukushima Miyagekan gift and souvenir shop on the first floor sells popular Fukushima confections, local liquors, and more.

    レストランは少ないですが、土産店は充実しています。福島だけでなく、宮城や山形の物産もありました。もちろん福島銘菓の「ままどおる」や「柏屋の薄皮饅頭」も購入できます。

  • Mt. Bandai Eruption Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Kengamine 1093-36
    A museum dedicated to Mt. Bandai located in Kitashiobara Village, Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. Visitors can vicariously experience the 1888 eruption of Mt. Bandai via a giant model in the museum. The museum also displays various items and materials about and from the time of the eruption, in addition to presenting the history of Mt. Bandai and the plants and animals which live there. Visited by large numbers of families, the museum holds nature watching and other events several times a year.

    Some interesting artefacts, especially a model of the worlds first seismometer. Some interactive sections as well. Worth a visit if nearby.

  • Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Kawanumagunyanaidumachi Yanaidu Shitadairaotsu 187
    An art museum adjoining Roadside Station Aizu Yanaizu in Yanaizu Town, Kawanuma County, Fukushima Prefecture. The museum displays works by Aizu-born print artist Kiyoshi Saito. The museum also contains works depicting Japan's ancient capitals of Kyoto and Kamakura as well as natural scenes. There's also a video corner and museum shop.

    I have been drawn to work of Keyoshi since the first visit... I do not understand why, but this is something amazing... they rotate exhibits... this time it was mostly woodworks related to his...

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