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Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Ishikawa-cho, Town Heated Pool
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    Fukushima Pref. Ishikawagunishikawamachi Souri Kawamukai 2-2
  • Inawashiro Herb Garden
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    Fukushima Pref. Yamaguninawashiromachi Kawageta Listel Park (Hotel Listel Inawashiro)
    This herb garden is in Listel Park, adjacent to Hotel Listel Inawashiro in Kawageta, Inawashiro Town, Yama County. They cultivate about 500 kinds of herbs on the 100,000-square meter site. You can see a variety of seasonal herbs and flowers when the park is open from late April to late November. They also have programs that let you pick rape blossoms, lavender, and other flowers. There's a shop and a cafe on site, and they hold events like a Rape Blossom Festival. Another highlight is the large wooden sculptures of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac that are scattered throughout the park.
  • Kasumigajo Castle Park
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    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Kakunai 3-232
    This park is located in Kakunai, Nihonmatsu City. It's built on the site of Kasumigajo Castle (Nihonmatsu Castle), built during the Edo period by Niwa Mitsushige. Most of the castle's buildings were destroyed by fire during the Boshin War at the end of the Edo period. The remaining stone walls have been designated a National Historical Site. There's an athletic park with a sports ground and a gymnasium to the north of the castle ruins. It is also a popular cherry blossom spot and the trees are illuminated at night when they are in bloom.
  • Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park Yamatsuriyama
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    Fukushima Pref. Higashishirakawagunyamatsurimachi Uchikawa Yamatsuri
    This park is on National Route 118 in Shimogawara, Yamashita, Yamatsuri Town, Higashishirakawa County. It's in a wonderful natural setting with distinctive rock formations and various plant life including over 50,000 azaleas, as well as lots of birds and wildlife. Besides azaleas, this scenic spot is one part of Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park on the Kujigawa River is also known for its cherry blossoms and colorful autumn leaves.
  • Fukushima Mori no Kagaku Taiken Center (Mushitec World)
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi
    This insect-themed science museum is located about 13 kilometers from Sukagawa Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. It features hands-on exhibits that teach visitors about the ecology of insects, the ecosystem, and the fun of science. The museum offers a variety of programs that require a reservation such as their “Field Work” program, which includes activities such as nature observation and crafting items with natural materials. Other programs that do not require a reservation include the “Mini Experiment Lab” as well as live experiment shows intended to inspire interest in science. The Sukagawa Flight Academy, which features flight simulators that allow visitors to experience what it is like to pilot an aircraft, is also popular.

    遠足で行きました。たくさんの虫の標本や、実験シアター、虫が大きく展示されている空間等、、、虫好きにはたまりません! 小さなお子さんは少し怖く感じるかもしれませんが、入場も安くて楽しめる場所だと思います。

  • Inawashiroko Movillage
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Minatomachi Akai Sasayamahara 408
    This auto camping ground is located near Aizu Recreation Park. It has a total of 100 campsites on the shore of Lake Inawashiro and in the forest nearby. It is most notable for its winter snow camping (for camping trailers, RVs, and 4WD cars only). All year round campers can enjoy activities such as swimming in the lake, birdwatching (swans can be spotted from late November to early April), or painting their own Akabeko, a traditional toy that is a symbol of the Aizu region. The camp’s convenient location near points of interest such as the many ski areas around Lake Inawashiro also makes it a good base for sightseeing and excursions.
  • Iwaki Flower Center
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    Fukushima Iwaki-shi Tairayotsunami Ishimori 116
    This botanical garden is located a 20-minute drive from JR East, Iwaki Station. Visitors can enjoy the diverse varieties of flowers planted on its massive roughly 260,000 square-meter grounds. Most notably, visitors can view rare tropical plants such as cacti and hibiscus at the garden’s display greenhouse, one of the largest greenhouses in Iwaki City. The garden also has areas dedicated to camellia, plum, hydrangea, and rhododendron, the official flower of Fukushima Prefecture, respectively. Other facilities include the Children’s Square as well as the Flower Life Hall, where the garden holds exhibits, seminars, and other seasonal events.
  • Showa Natsukashi-kan
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Omachi
    A museum located on the second floor of the COTTO'N CLUB antique store situated along Nanokamachi-dori Avenue in O-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City. Recreating a street from Japan’s Showa 30s period (1955-1965), there’s a tobacco shop, public bathhouse and photo studio. The displays are changed seasonally, and many people come back again and again.
  • Gaburi Garden
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Kitaaizumachi
    A tourist farm in Kita Aizu-machi, Aizuwakamatsu City. Alongside strawberry picking from early February to mid-June you can enjoy fruit picking throughout the seasons including cherries, melons, apples, and grapes (reservation required). You can also enjoy a BBQ or stewed potato party or a confection making workshop using the fruits that you’ve picked (reservation required for either).
  • Hatorikohan Auto Campsite
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    Fukushima Iwase-gun Teneimura Hatori Shibakusa 2-4
    A campsite along the Prefectural Rout 37 in Hatori Shibakusa, Tenei Village, Iwase County. They have a total of 45 sectioned campsites and three cottages, as well as shower and laundry facilities, allowing you to enjoy being outdoors surrounded by the abundant nature on the shores of Hatori Lake.
  • Kitakata City Museum of Art
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    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Oshikiri 2-2
    An art museum located in the Kitakata Kura-no-Sato (Warehouse Village) in Oshikiri 2-Chome, Kitakata City. Along with works by artists native to Kitakata and Aizu their collection also includes paintings, sculptures, and industrial art by other domestic and foreign artists. There isn't a permanent exhibit but rather special exhibitions displaying part of the collection that change over throughout the year.

    蔵のまちである喜多方ではレンガ造りの洋館をよく見かけますが、ここもそうでした。実はレンガ造りでも知られていることを現地に行ってから知りました。

  • Koriyama City Fureai Science Center (Space park)
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi
    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).

    駅前ビルの22階にあります。眼下に新幹線が走っているのが見られるので、子供さんは楽しいと思います。郡山市を一望できるので癒されます。昔の電車から現代の新幹線までジオラマで走ってます。四季折々の地元の風景も素晴らしいですね。これらは無料で楽しめます。

  • Okurairi no Sato Usagi no Mori Auto Camping Ground
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizumachi Itozawa Nishi Sawayama 3692-20
    A campground in Nishizawayama, Itozawa, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County. Auto-camp sites, first-come first-served campsites, and a rhododendron garden cover the hills and fields that are also inhabited by quite a few wild animals including rabbits. Some of the camp sites are pet friendly and the deepest part of the camp area is a youth camp used by groups such as the Boy Scouts.

    元々は、地域の農業伝習施設だったようですが、今では施設の内容は、野外活動を中心とした都市と農村の交流施設で、山荘とオートキャンプ場及びユースキャンプ場などが整備されています。 広々とした駐車場も整備されています。 宿泊施設であるキャンプサイトや山荘ななみねのチェックイン・チェックアウトは森の交流感で行うことができます。 山荘ななみねの使用料金は1棟8,800円-13,000円で、6-8人が宿泊でき...

  • Mini Oze Park
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Hinoematamura Hidari Dori 124-6
    A park in Sadori, Hinoemata Village, Minamiaizu County. It's located along the Ina River, northeast of Lake Ozenuma. The park was designed to allow visitors to experience the seasons of Oze with a variety of plants and flowers from the Oze region including Asian skunk cabbage, Nikko day lilies, and Dicentra peregrina.
  • Nanko Park
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    Fukushima Shirakawa-shi Nanko
    A park in Nanko, Shirakawa City. It's Japan's oldest public park, constructed by Matsudaira Sadanobu, lord of Shirakawa and known for the Kansei Reforms, for everyone to enjoy based around the ideal of social equality. The park houses the Kyorakutei tea house and the Suirakuen Japanese garden and you can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons from the cherry blossoms to the autumn colors or the snow-covered landscape.
  • S-PAL Fukushima
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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.
  • Marugen Orchard
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Ozaso Maeyachi 23-1
    An orchard along the Fruit Line Road in Yamane, Ozaso, Fukushima City. You can enjoy picking seasonal fruits throughout the seasons. From early June to early July you can pick cherries, from late July to early September you can pick peaches, from early September to late October you can pick Kyoho grapes, and from early September to early December you can pick apples.
  • Marusei Orchard Farm Café: Mori no Garden
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Hirano Mori Mae 27-3
    An orchard along National Route 13 in Morimae, Hirano, Iizaka-machi, Fukushima City. Different seasonal fruits are sold or can be picked including cherries, peaches, Asian pears, and apples. During the limited opening time for the Farm Cafe: Mori no Garden you can enjoy parfaits loaded with fresh fruit.
  • Flower and Historical Village: Ja no Hana
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    Fukushima Motomiya Motomiya Janohana 38
    A garden in Janohana, Motomiya City. The garden has a variety of flowers that bloom throughout the seasons and features a nearly 300-year-old wisteria trellis as well as roses, tulips, and hydrangeas. The garden also has a viewing platform, walking trails, and a restaurant. It's also home to the Ja no Hana Palace, a representation of Meiji architecture that has been registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. Seasonal events are held including the Wisteria Festival and Fall Colors Festival.
  • Kitakata Kurazashiki Art Gallery
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi 3-4844
    An art museum adjacent to the Sasaya Hotel in 3 Chome Kitakata City. The hotel storehouse—originally constructed in 1891—was reformed into this museum. Over 100 works of art are on display—paintings, books, and ceramics that are mainly the work of Yumeji Takehisa, a painter and art dealer who lodged here thanks to his connection with the third landlord.

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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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