Travel / Tourism Spots in Fukushima Area

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

    Located in Aizuwakamatsu, this castle is incredibly beautiful! It is the only red-roofed castle in all of Japan and was one of my favorites to visit. It is a reconstruction, not the original but I...

  • Miharu Takizakura
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    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...

  • Sazaedo
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    363 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Ikkimachiyahata Bentenshita 1404
    Sazaedo is a hexagonal, three-storied hall built in 1796. It is located on Mt. Iimori, Aizuwakamatsu City, famous for Byakkotai (a group of young samurai called the white tiger corps). It is also called “Sazae-do” because it resembles the shape of a turban shell. It has a mysterious corridor and when you ascend the unique double spiral stairwell before you know it, you are descending again. Thirty-three Saigoku Kannon Statues are placed on the slope and the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage to 33 Buddhist temples is said to be completed on reaching the top. It was designated as an Important Cultural Property of the country in 1996.

    Sazaedo Temple was high on my list when visiting the area. I parked down at the tourist information parking lot and walked to the temple. There is an entrance fee to walk inside the temple. Id say...

  • 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.

    They have a good exhibition about the tsunami of 2011 and the refugee life. Its really impressive. Im not a fan of fish so a part of the ground floor isnt for me with the big fish market, but...

  • Abukuma Cave
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    126 Reviews
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    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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    144 Reviews
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Inawashiro
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    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...

  • Ouchi-juku
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    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.
  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    94 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...

  • Roadside Station Tajima
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    56 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunminamiaidumachi Itozawa Oga Numawara 3242 - 6
    A roadside station standing along National Route 121 in Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu County, Fukushima Prefecture. The station sells fresh, local, seasonal mountain and farm vegetables, local sakes, and a wide variety of other goods. You can enjoy asparagus soft serve ice cream in the light meal area. The station sees many local residents as well as tourists exploring the Oku-aizu area on foot.

    塩原温泉から国道400号を走り、国道121号に合流し山王トンネルを抜けて会津若松方面へ向かって少し走ると、道路の左側にあります。 アスパラソフトが名物のようですが、寒くて今回は食べませんでした。 トマトも名産だそうです。

  • Byakkotai Museum of History
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    71 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Ikkimachiyahata Bentenshita 33
    This is a museum concerning the Aizu Boshin War located at the base of Mt. Iimori, where the Byakkotai (a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain who fought in the Boshin War) spent their final moments. The museum possesses and displays valuable materials connected to the Aizu domain and the Byakkotai. The path from the front of the museum up to the approach for Mt. Iimori is lined with bronze statues of the Byakkotai.

    幾度となくドラマや映画になった、白虎隊の悲しい歴史を資料と共に振り返ることができます。 悲しくて辛い歴史ですが、ここで知ることが出来て本当に良かったなと思える場所です。

  • Roadside Station Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Inbound Line)
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    40 Reviews
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    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.

    近隣の契約者訪問のため、よく通りよく利用する。 売店にはいろいろ商品があるが、たくさん酒蔵があるのに大七酒造の日本酒ばかりなのは何か理由があるのだろうか。 トイレは広く綺麗。

  • Mt. Adatara Ropeway
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    48 Reviews
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    Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Okudake Onsen
    A toll ropeway 1,505.54 meters long located on Mt. Adatara in Nihonmatsu City. Riders get a sweeping view of the Adatara and Zao mountain ranges. The station at the top of the mountain has an observatory and park and many people come here to go hiking. The ropeway operates from late April to November.

    On May 17th 2017, we enjoyed views by the Ropeway. I am pleased to recommend you to purchase a voucher with 400 discount at the hotel you lodged.

  • Jododaira Visitor Center
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    40 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washakurayama
    An information center located in Bandai-Asahi National Park in the Tsuchiyu Onsen (hot spring) Town in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The center has information panels with photographs of the Jododaira area and dioramas as well as a shop. The facility holds nature watching, trekking, and other events, attracting many tourists. The center is open from early April to mid-November.

    磐梯吾妻スカイラインの中間地点、標高1600mに位置する浄土平にある国立公園の情報センター。吾妻連峰の自然や歴史などをジオラマやパネル写真などでわかりやすく紹介しています。窓口で登山やハイキング、自然観察についてのアドバイスもしていますので、歩き始める前に立ち寄ってみるのもおすすめです。 魔女の瞳で女性がやはり動けないでいました。 携帯が使えないので、救助を山を降りる人に頼んだということでしたが...

  • Isasumi Shrine
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    42 Reviews
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    Fukushima Onuma-gun Aizumisatomachi Miyabayashiko 4377
    This shrine is said to be the origin of the “Aizu” location name. It began when people worshipped Izanagi-no-mikoto and Izanami-no-mikoto at Mt. Mikaguratake. Now it elicits adoration from worshippers inside and outside the prefecture looking for better fortune, longevity, better relationships, and safe commutes. The precincts feature the “Usuzumi Zakura”: a holy tree that is mostly white with some light charcoal color, which gradually turns reddish and releases a unique aroma. The Ayame Festival held in the outer Ayame Garden begins in mid-June and exhibits 100,000 irises, attracting many visitors.

    大内宿観光後、大内ダム脇を通過してこちらへ。車で30-40分くらい。 神社の敷地の真ん中?に道路が通っているようで、あやめ池側に駐車場が。 夏休み休日の昼間、駐車場はほぼ満車でした。 鳥居には七夕のお飾り、頭上に風鈴が一面垂れ下がり、手水舎には季節の花々が活けてあり、神社とは思えないくらい大変センス良く、インスタ映えする光景です。 神社自体がパワースポットとして名高いようで、 境内をめぐるこ...

  • Aizu Samurai School Nisshinkan
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    59 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Kawahigashimachiminamikouya Takatsukayama 10
    The Nisshikan is a place of learning built in 1803 for the purpose of raising personnel within the Aizu clan. 10-year old children in the Aizu clan would come here to liberal and martial arts, and Byakkotai was also trained here. The original building burned down, but it has been completely recreated in the residential district of Aizu Wakamatsu using the original plans. The archery and martial arts gyms are open and utilized for a variety of purposes, including orientations, training camps, and on-location tv shoots. It offers experiences with zazen (seated meditation), tea ceremony, and archery for the general public.

    會津藩校日新館を訪れました。 もとは鶴ヶ城近くにあったそうですが、新たにここに建てられ、展示しているそう。 学芸員の説明が丁寧。 施設内をご案内いただきました。

  • Ouchi-Juku Pavilion
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    Fukushima Pref. Minamiaidugunshimogoumachi Ouchi Yamamoto 8
    A facility located in the almost exact center of Ouchi-juku a 15 minute drive by car from Yunokami-Onsen Station which contains presents the lifestyle lived in the area during Japan’s era of post station towns. Ouchi-juku’s honjin, or troop headquarters, was one of the strongholds along the Shimotsuke Kaido highway built in the early Edo period, and was used by the lords of Aizu Domain when travelling to and from the capital of Edo. This honjin was remodeled into the Ouchi-Juku Pavilion. The hall provides information on areas as such as the lord’s exclusive entranceway, jodan-no-ma raised floor room, bath, and thatched roof, as well as exhibits presenting the tools and other items people once used here as part of everyday life. In addition, firewood is continually lighting in the building’s traditional sunken hearth year-round as part of measures necessary to keep the thatch roof in good working order.

    大内宿の問屋本陣を復元した建物でちょっとした資料館になっています。 規模は小さいですが、大内宿のことがいろいろと回折されていますので、取り敢えず最初に行くといいと思います。

  • Former Horikiri Residence
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    80 Reviews
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    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."

    紅葉の時期に訪問しました。夜間はライトアップされており紅葉が非常に美しかったですね。また、蔵の中には和傘のライトアップがあり、こちらも幻想的でした。

  • Roadside Station Kita no Sato
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    31 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Matsuyamamachitorimiyama Three town stroll 5598-1
    This Roadside Station is along National Route 121 in Sanchobu Torimiyama, Matsuyama-cho, Kitakata City. It has a wide range of facilities such as a restaurant serving Kitakata Ramen and original Kitakata Ramen Burger, and shops selling local delicacies, as well as the onsen facility Kura no Yu. There is also Nakayama Forest Park Morikko no Sato with a campground.

    物産館のみ利用しました。店内は薄暗く、市販の商品が目立ちました。地元ならではの商品n扱いが少ないです。

  • Koriyama City Museum of Art
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    31 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.

    地方美術館としては規模が大きく内容も充実していた。その割にはシニア割などもあり助かる。兵士として死亡してしまった作家を中心にした無言館展が企画展、常設展の方も充実していた。

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