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  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    281 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.

  • Bandai-Asahi National Park
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    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
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    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.
  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    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.
  • The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nakamachi 4-18
    This museum-and-café is a memorial for doctor Hideyo Noguchi, located in Nakamachi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. This black-walled, western-style warehouse was first built in 1884 and later renovated. The first floor is a café, and the second floor is a historical resources museum. Originally, it was the “Kyu-Kaiyo-in Hospital” where Hideyo underwent an operation for the hand he burned in childhood, and where he spent his adolescence later as a scholar. The museum displays a variety of documents relevant to Hideyo Noguchi.
  • Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
    13 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.

    素敵な絵を鑑賞した後の一服に利用しましたが、 ピスタチオのアイスケーキとロールケーキセットを食べましたがなかなか美味しかったです。

  • 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.
  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    3.5
    29 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 visiting here due to attending the Ebisu Drifting Circuit. I did have a quick look around the park and found it to be extremely upsetting. The lions, tigers and bears are kept in concrete cages...

  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Jupia Land Hirata
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    Fukushima Pref. Ishikawagunhiratamura Yomogidashinden Mt. Kotomi
    Jupia Land Hirata is a large park of about 1.7 hectares where visitors can enjoy seeing 200,000 plants of flowering moss phlox from the beginning to the middle of May every year. The moss phlox is planted using the slope, and the view of the red and pink phlox covered hill is magnificent. The Moss Phlox Festival is held when the phlox is in flower.
  • Koriyama Culture Park
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    子供の遠足で行きました。昔行った以来でしたが、何一つ変わっておらず、ある意味落ち着きました。乗り物代のみ有料で、入場は無料なので、リーズナブルに楽しめます。

  • Kaiseizan Park
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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.
  • Koriyama City Museum of Art
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    4.5
    29 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.

  • Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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    4.0
    26 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.

    広大な敷地には小川が流れ、いろいろな子供の遊び場やレストラン、アイス屋さんまであってとてもいいところです。 駐車場のそばには、桃農家さんがももを売りにきていて、9玉で500円という安さでした。

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    77 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.”

    Nice place to visit quickly, if in the area. Pretty good amount of fossils and sorts and you can get a little glimps into the japanese coal mining.

  • Urushi Museum
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Higashimachi 4109
    A lacquerware gallery museum located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of an old detached residence which once belonged to a local wealthy landowner, the gallery displays lacquerware vessels and utensils. The gallery also exhibits tools used to harvest lacquer and create lacquerware, and visitors can learn how Japanese lacquerware is made. Lacquerware is available for sale in a detached building off of the main gallery, and you can also find local craft souvenirs here as well.
  • Yotsukura Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Yotsukuramachi East 4
    A beach located in Iwaki City. The beach offers a view of the seemingly endless white sands and pine forest of the Shinmaiko Coast. The beach has free showers and changing rooms and bustles with many visitors during swimming season. The beach also has a children's play area and is located close to Roadside Station Yotsukura Port and thus it is also a popular destination for families.
  • Iwaki City Art Museum
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Taira Dounemachi 4-4
    An art museum located in Iwaki City. The museum's collection consists of over 1,900 examples of modern art from Japan and around the world as well as pieces connected to Iwaki City. In addition to a standing exhibition, the museum holds a variety of special exhibitions. The museum also has teaching studios and seminar rooms and holds lectures, art classes, workshops, and many other events.

    特別展でエリックカール展をやっていたので行きましたが、子ども連れだけでなく、さまざまな年齢の観客で混んでいました。夏にはディック・ブルーナ展もありました。特別展では時々絵本作家展をしているので、子ども連れの方にもいいと思います。

  • Ryozen Kodomo no Mura
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    Fukushima Pref. Dateshi Ryouzenmachishida Takarazawa 9-1
    A nature and activity facility located in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture. Located at the southern foot of Mt. Ryozen, designated Ryozen Prefectural Nature Park, the park makes use of the natural beauty of the area unaltered. The facility has a campground, lodging cottages, and an athletic ground, as well as play equipment such as a pedal-powered scenic ride and a giant slide. The facility is also joined by the Asobi to Manabi Museum, Japan's first truly interactive children's museum.
  • Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Station (PR-kan)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Kawanumagunyanaidumachi Kurosawa
    A facility which provides information about a geothermal electric power station in Yanaizu Town, Kawanuma County, Fukushima Prefecture. The Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Station started operating in 1995. Here visitors can have fun while learning about geothermal energy development and generation. The facility is closed in winter.

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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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