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Travel / Tourism Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Sanko Paradise
    Travel / Tourism
    Kitashiobara Village, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
    This is one of the many sightseeing spots along the Bandai-Azuma Lake Line road, which passes through Nakatsugawa Ravine and more. Not only can you see Lake Hibara, Lake Akimoto and Lake Onogawa, it is also connected to the Lake Line’s highest by a hiking trail. It is extremely popular as a spot to photograph the green leaves of spring and colored leaves of fall.
  • Roadside Station Kita no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Suehiro Sake Brewery Kaeigura
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nisshinmachi 12-38
    A sake storehouse located in Nisshinmachi, Aizuwakamatsu City. A free tour is offered and visitors can see the actual storehouse area, exhibit room, and concert hall housed in traditional earthen wall storehouse. There’s a store selling limited edition sakes with a tasting corner; as well as a café housed in a storehouse built in 1892 which serves coffee brewed from the same water used for the sake, and chiffon cake made with daiginjo top quality sake.

    9月の連休を利用して、2回訪問しました。蔵構えが立派で、建物の雰囲気がとても良かったです。ただ、売店に入っても挨拶がなく、歓迎されていないんだなと、とても残念な気持ちになりました。お酒の質はいいのだと思いますが、作り手、売り手の気持ちも味わいの一つとしたい私にとっては、今後、好評価にすることは難しいと感じました。申し訳ありません。

  • 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。

  • Mt. Azuma-kofuji
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washokurayama Pure Land Inland
    The 1,707 meter tall Mt. Azuma-kofuji is part of the Azuma Mountain Range. When you look west from the Fukushima city area, it looks like nothing so much as a small version of Mt. Fuji, thus the name of Kofuji. You can take the Bandai Azuma Skyline Drive to the Jododaira parking area, and from there climb the stairs for a clear view of the mortar-shaped crater. If the weather is right, you can see all the way to the Fukushima Basin, and the ease of climb makes it a draw for those wanting an easy hike.
  • Aizu Samurai School Nisshinkan
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Once upon a time there was a Samuray School. Since it was in Aizu, and Aizu samurays got into a conflict with the emperor (or, rather, his representatives) there was a (Bonshin) war. During the war...

  • Kitakata Kura no Sato
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Oshikiri 2-109
    Kitakata Kura no Sato was created to communicate kurazukuri (warehousing) culture to the next generation. On the expansive 4,500 square meter lot, there are the misegura (shop dwellings), misogura (miso storehouse), and kurazashiki (city storehouse) centered around the garden, recreating Japan’s ancient landscape. Kitakata specialties and souvenirs are available for purchase at the “Kyu-kanbokuke Misegura”, formerly a drapery store. Try out a challenging quiz on Kitakata Kura no Sato, and receive a gift to remember your trip.

    This is an open air museum displaying various types of Kura buildings, relocated to this site. There are rice storage vaults, sake brewery, private residence and merchant shop to name a few, all in a...

  • KASHIWAYA
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Hiuchida 195 1F in Koriyama station premises
    Opened in 1852 in the Usukawa-jaya Teahouse in Oshu Kaido Koriyama-juku, KASHIWAYA produces one of the three most famous manju (sweet buns) in Japan, “Kashiwaya Usukawa Manju.” The buns come in two varieties, “koshi” and “tsubu,” and both are quite popular. The shop currently offers both Japanese and Western sweets as well as seasonal items, and all of its wares make wonderful souvenirs. It is located inside JR Koriyama Station.

    薄皮饅頭で有名な柏屋さんは、郡山にはいくつかありますが、こちらの店は郡山駅直結のビルのおみやげ館に入っています。このおみやげ館は、新幹線に乗る前に必ず立ち寄り、色々お土産を購入します。小さめの饅頭ですが、餡がしっかり入っていて美味しいです。

  • Hanamiyama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Watari
    Hanamiyama Park started off as a flower cultivation project for silkworm farming in 1926, and over the years the flowers increased until it was opened as a park in 1959. From February through May, the park is abloom with colza blossoms, plum and cherry blossoms, as well as tulips and many more. It truly has earned its nickname of Fairyland.
  • Roadside Station Kunimi Atsukashi no Sato
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Dategunkunimimachi Fujita Hiwatashini 18-1
    Ever since its grand opening in May of 2017, this facility has been a symbol of the region’s recovery. With over a million visitors in just five months, its appeal is evident. You can purchase original Kunimi products, general food items, fresh local vegetables, and fruits, and six-sector industrialization products, among which are included items produced in Fukushima and famous brand-name products and souvenirs. It’s about a 12-minute walk from JR Fujita Station.

    道の駅にこんなおしゃれなカフェがあるとは思いもしませんでした。デザートの種類も豊富なのでコーヒーといっしょに美味しくいただきました。

  • Takashiba Dekoyashiki Museum
    Shopping
    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Nishitamachitakashiba Tanno 163
    The place of origin of Miharu-goma wooden toy horses and Miharu Hariko dolls, this museum has four doll workshops with an air of a traditional settlement. There are also many fun events such as the Miharu Daruma Ichi that is held on the third Sunday of January every year, a famous New Year event that has been held since the middle of the Edo period and the Takashiba Deko Festival that is held on the last Sunday of May every year. It is around 11 minutes by car from Koriyama Higashi Interchange on the Ban’estu Expressway.
  • Kogane-daira
    Travel / Tourism
    Kitashiobara Village, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
    Mt. Bandai, with its totally different front and back faces, shows off its rough, volcanic side at Kogane-daira. This massive crater was created in an eruption in 1888, and the harsh landscape still tells a story of the violent steam explosion. It’s 25 minutes by car from Ban-etsu Expressway Bandai Kawahigashi Interchange.
  • Urabandai Bussankan
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Yudairayama 1171-1
    This local products specialty shop is across from Bandai Kogen Station and the Lake Hibara Sightseeing cruise dock, connected to the Goshiki-numa Nature sightseeing road. There is an area to buy local vegetables and specialty products, and a dining hall where you can enjoy homestyle local cooking like Yamashio Ramen and handmade soba noodles.

    昨年11月五色沼に行ったあと利用しました。雨が降っていましたが、3連休で秋の紅葉シーズンで賑わっていました。

  • Kobo Suzuran, lacquer ware shop of Aizu
    Shopping
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nanokamachi 3-29
    Kobo Suzuran is a popular workshop making various types of lacquer ware that fit today’s lifestyle and where visitors can choose cute one. The shop focuses on lacquer painted on glassware, created using original technology. The Otsukimi (moon viewing series) and the “Yae Selection” series chosen from Fukushima Prefecture businesses in the craft category has a good reputation. It is five minutes by car from Aizuwakamatsu Interchange on the Joban Expressway.
  • Tsurugajo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Licca Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Tamuragunonomachi Ononimachi Nakadori 51-3
    This is a theme park based around the popular dress-up doll Licca, built around the idea of an “open factory,” and located about 10 minutes’ drive from Ban-etsu Expressway Ono Interchange. The outside is based on a European castle for exciting fairy tale fun. Inside, there are displays of all the different generations of Licca dolls, which are sure to fascinate fans young and old. There’s also costume rental for dress up play as you walk through the castle and grounds. In the doll classroom, you can coordinate an outfit for Licca any way you want.
  • Lake Hibara
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara
    Lake Hibara is the largest lake in the Urabandai area. It has a circumference of 32 kilometers and a maximum depth of 31 meters. The beautiful blue waters offer a gentle surface, and there are sightseeing cruises, campgrounds and walking trails to better enjoy the area. In winter, you can go ice fishing for Japanese pond smelt, so there’s something all year round.
  • Yukiwari Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Saigo village Nishishirakawa gun Fukushima ken
    An arching red bridge stretching 81 meters over the source of the Abukuma River. The name Yukiwari comes from the beautiful scenery of the Abukuma River flowing through the snowy field during the winter. This is also a predominant scenic spot in the Kashi Kogen Plateau with bright fresh green leaves in the spring and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.
  • 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...

  • Isasumi-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Onumagunaidumisatomachi Miyabayashi Kou 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.

    伊佐須美神社に到着です。 ここは、パワースポットになっています。 磐梯山(1819m)と明神ヶ岳(1074m)を祖山とするパワースポットです 磐梯山は気性が激しい山。明神ヶ岳は穏やかな山。伊佐須美神社はこの性格の異なる2つの山の良い面を併せ持つパワースポットです 悪いことから身を守ってくれるそうです。 現実的な願いをひとつ叶えてくれます 「飛竜の藤」という木が強いパワーを放っている。 この地のパワ...

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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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