Culture / Tour Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    307 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.

  • Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
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    4.5
    120 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.

    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
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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...

  • 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...

  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    4.0
    44 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...

  • Koriyama City Museum of Art
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    4.5
    32 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.

  • 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...

  • Fukushima Museum
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    4.0
    22 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...

  • Kiyoshi Saito Museum of Art
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    4.0
    16 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...

  • Iwaki City Art Museum
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    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.

    いわき市にある市立美術館。いわき市内で時間があったので、常設展のみ見学。ホームページでは、いろいろ収蔵品があるようですが、12月初旬の見学当日は、特別展が2階であり、常設展は1階の1部屋に前衛彫刻がいくつか展示されているのみでした。郷土作家の展示があるわけでもなく、名の知れた作家の作品を展示もなく、展示の量、質ともに貧弱な印象でした。今の展示では無料で市民の方に開放するなどした方がよいと思いました...

  • Kitakata City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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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.

    蔵の街にふさわしいレンガ造りの美術館です。入館料かかりますが、そんな高くありませんので、ぜひ、見てください。レンガの建物がすごく素敵ですから。

  • Kitakata Kurazashiki Art Gallery
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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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.

    ハイカラなホテルです。意見は両極でしょうかね。ハイカラな古い建物が好きな人、新しくてきれいな設備を好む人、僕はハイカラな建物大好きですので。明治時代から営業しているとは、これはすごいですね。

  • Fukushima Mori no Kagaku Taiken Center (Mushitec World)
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Nijinodai 100
    "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."

    入場券大人400円・小学生100円です。 サイエンスショーは1日に数回行われ、科学実験などは予約をすれば無料で受けられます。 かいこがたくさんいます。 触ることもできますので、虫が好きな子供さんを連れて行くと楽しめます。

  • Shirakawa Flower World
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Shirakawashi Nanko 59
    A paid botanical garden adjoining Nanko Park in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. Open each year from April to June, visitors can view tulips, German irises, and a variety of other flowering plants. The garden is visited by locals as well as large numbers of flower lovers from far and wide.

    アイリス、ネモフィラなど揃っていて本数はなかなか。エリアとしてはそれほど大きくない。お土産にお花を一株くれる。

  • Urushi Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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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.

    入場料、大人一人300円でした。漆器の展示、漆器の作り方、漆作りの道具の展示がありました。器作りに興味のある人にはおもしろい、と思います。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Station (PR-kan)
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    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.
  • Okanbara Azalea Garden
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    Fukushima Pref. Sukagawashi Okambara
    A botanical garden located in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. 10 thousand azalea plants large and small bloom on the garden's 33,000 square meter grounds. The scenery created by the park's two hills covered in azaleas is particularly popular. In addition to azaleas, visitors can also view rhododendrons, wisteria, irises, and Chinese peonies here. An entrance fee is required when the azaleas are in bloom but otherwise the garden is generally free.

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