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  • Aquamarine Fukushima
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    4.5
    301 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

  • Spa Resort Hawaiians
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    4.5
    189 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanfujiwaramachi Warabidaira 50
    With an area six times the size of Tokyo Dome, this is a giant leisure facility complete with heated swimming pool, onsen, golf course, and a hotel. There are spots for people of all ages to enjoy, including entertainment featuring Hawaiian shows and other events, and a beauty salon. This was the set of the movie “Hula Girls” and it is often visited by fans of the movie.

    We visited in the wintertime in our holiday. Because we wanted to enjoy swimming and warmth. First off, the monolith hotel is great. Large rooms with everything that is needed. but thats not...

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    3.5
    209 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Shiramizu Amidado Temple
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Uchigoushiramizumachi Hirohata 219
    Shiramizu Amidado Temple was constructed in 1160, in the latter years of the Heian period, by Princess Tokuhime, the daughter of Fujiwara no Kiyohira. It is the only building in Fukushima Prefecture to have designated as a National Treasure. The way the Temple garden is designed, with ponds on the eastern, western and southern sides, is characteristic of the late Heian period Jodo (Pure Land) style of garden design. To reach the Amidado hall, visitors cross over a red bridge positioned directly in front of the hall. The architectural design of the Shiramizu Amidado Temple is said to have been influenced by temple architecture in Hiraizumi, the region where Princess Tokuhime was born.

    We have travelled Japan extensively and one of the most beautiful is a term I seldom use. It is also hard to express what makes this temple so worthwhile as the building is nothing out of the...

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Soma Nakamura Jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Soma-shi Nakamura Kitamachi 140
    A shrine in Kita-machi, Nakamura, Soma City. It was originally the Myokensha Shrine founded 1000 years prior by Taira no Masakado, an ancestor of the Soma family, before it was moved in 1611 to the grounds of Soma Nakamura Castle (the current temple grounds). The current main shrine building was constructed in 1643 and has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Archeological remains such as the stone walls of Soma Nakamura Castle are still present on the temple grounds.

    Very clean and silence place People love to preserve their history,traditions At the shrine you can see the details of the soma horse traditions , soma festival, very nice sculptures

  • Kabushikigaisha Urokoichi
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Sakaechou 66-40
    A seafood restaurant located in Iwaki City. Located in front of the Onahama Fish Market, here you can enjoy dishes made with fresh fish straight from the market. In addition to sashimi, the restaurant serves stewed and broiled fish dishes; the restaurant's seafood rice bowls all come with crab miso soup. The restaurant also sells processed foods like hiraki filleted and dried fish and other fried seafoods.

    Service was good. Food was ok. The whole smoked fish seems popular but may not be for everyones palate. Smoking restaurant so its a great respite for smokers.

  • Iwaki City Art Museum
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    3.5
    17 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.

    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...

  • Ichiba Shokudou
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Iwaki-shi Onahama Sakaecho 3-12F
    A restaurant in Sakae-cho, Onahama, Iwaki City. They serve meals made with seasonal fresh seafood. Their menu includes their most popular item, a seafood rice bowl meal, as well as a sashimi meal with eight different cuts of fish, the Iwaki specialty Mehikari seafood meal, and the rice bowl topped with deep-fried skewers with dipping sauce made with fresh local caught tuna.

    小雨の降る土曜日の12時前に行きました。事前の口コミチェックでは混んでいるとの話でしたが待たずに席に座れました。料理も15分くらいで出てきました。店員さんはやや無愛想というか、「時間かかるので待ってください。」と他のお客さんに言うなど接客業っぽさは薄いですが、100席近いこの店内をたったレジ含め3人程度で回しているので当然な感じがします。 肝心の海鮮丼はこれでもかというくらいの海鮮盛り。実は中にツ...

  • Roadside Station Soma
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Soumashi Nikkeshi Kanaya 74-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 6. In addition to selling souvenirs, the station has a restaurant-the Soma-iso Soba noodles and aonori seaweed croquettes are particularly popular menu choices. Horseback rides, cooking classes, and other events are held at the station's Taiken Jisshu-kan hall, while the Doro Joho-kan information center has a space where station visitors can relax and take a break. In addition to area tourists, the station also serves as a gathering space for and is visited by many local residents.

    Small at station in the middle of the soma village . Good restaurant on the both the sides of the station. Currently not many options available for traveling from this station as the damage rail...

  • Nakoso Onsen Sekinoyu
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Iwaki-shi Nakosomachi Sekita Suka 1-4
    This hot spring bathhouse is located a one-minute drive from Nakaso Station on the JR Joban Line. Its Seki no Yu outdoor baths are said to help with ailments including cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, chronic women's diseases, and weak constitution. The baths are notable for offering great views of the majestic Pacific Ocean all year round. Some of the bathhouse's other bathing facilities include cascading shower baths, saunas, and indoor baths which is fed with the natural hot spring water that bubbles up naturally from 1000 meters under the bathhouse. This bathhouse also offers day-use banquet packages that include use of the baths and a meal at the on-site restaurant with unlimited drinks included.

    最低な支配人 宿泊で利用しましたが、夕食を6時に予約しました。 座って、サワーを注文したが、食事が終わる40分を経過しても、飲み物は出ませんでした。 子供たちも同じ料理を注文しましたが、食事のお寿司は最後まで出ません!スタッフに何度もお願いしても無視!最後に一階のフロントへ行って支配人にクレームを伝えたら!!私は一階の責任者だからと責任逃れ!館内に支配人は何人いるのか?働いているスタッフがきちんと...

  • Sahako no Yu Public Bath House
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Iwaki-shi Jobanyumotomachi Sahako 176-1
    A hot spring bathhouse in Sahako, Jobanyumoto-machi, Iwaki City. The baths are fed by a natural free flowing sulfur spring that helps with skin diseases, women's diseases, and high blood pressure. Baths include two indoor baths, one rock bath and one cypress bath, as well as baths for physically challenged (reservation required). The building is a reproduction of late Edo-period architecture and including an exhibition area with hot spring information and a banquet hall.

    いわき湯本温泉の温泉街の中心にある共同浴場。いわき湯本温泉には3つの共同浴場がありますが、さはこの湯が一番車では行きやすいです。さはこの湯の近くに広めの駐車場があるほか、少し離れた場所にも駐車場があります。いわき湯本温泉のシンボルにもなっている湯屋建築です。

  • Natural Hot Spring Gokurakuyu, (Fukushima Iwaki)
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Hayama 2-25-1
    This super bath house in Hayama, Iwaki City, Fukushima uses natural hot spring water. It has a large parking space for the large number of guests. Enjoy a variety of baths including an orthodox outdoor bath, cypress bath, pot bath, bed bath with hot rocks, an electric bath, and more. There is also a body stimulating jet bath where the spring water is released through jets. They also offer tatami benches, a napping area, a dining room and relaxation spaces as well.

    湯本は温泉旅館のお風呂か、健康センター、はたまたシャンプーやタオルもない純粋な公衆温泉浴場しかなく、ここのような大きなスーパー銭湯が無かったのでありがたいです。また夜も遅くまでやっているので、仕事帰りに行けるのが助かります

  • Takohachi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Soumashi Obama Hara 228-25
    A seafood restaurant located close to Matsukawa-ura in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can enjoy fresh, seasonal seafood. The hokki-meshi rice is particularly popular. The restaurant also sells seafood and marine products to take home and is visited by many tourists. The restaurant has a party area able to accommodate 80 people.

    松川浦の県道相馬亘理線沿いにあります。カネヨ水産でやっていて、メニューは刺し身、天ぷらの定食、海鮮丼等です。食事処の隣には魚介類の直売所になっています。駐車場に大型バスも止められるので、観光ツアーのコースの一部にもなっているようです。

  • Misaki Park, Iwaki Marine Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahamashimokajiro Osaku 93
    This lookout tower is in Misaki Park, Osaku, Shimokajiro, Onahama, Iwaki City. Its 106-meter above sea level observation room and rooftop Sky Deck offer panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. The 700,000 square meter park has walkways and a viewing platform extending out over the tide that lets you look down on the sea below.
  • Roadside Station Yotsukura Port
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Yotsukuramachi 5-218-1
    This roadside station is on the Rikuzenhama Highway in Yotsukura-machi, Iwaki City. Located at the Yotsukura fishing port, it has a shop selling local goods and a rest area where information on the locality is available. The second-floor food court has terrace seating with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. They offer a menu featuring items made with local ingredients, including seafood on rice, kamemeshi rice pots, soba noodles, ramen noodles, and more.
  • Natsuigawa Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Iwaki-shi
    This gorge is located about a 35-minute drive from Iwaki Station. It runs about 16 kilometers from Kawamae Station to Ogawago Station on the Ban'etsu East Line. It is most notable for its unusual rock formations and cliffs, which were formed by the erosion of granite as the Natsui River carved through the Abukuma Mountains. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery created by the clear streams and unusual rock formations all year long. However, one of its biggest attractions is the fall foliage that comes in from late October to mid- November. The area was also designated as Natsuigawa Gorge Prefectural Nature Park in 1953. We recommend viewing the sights by car as the area does not have a promenade for pedestrians.
  • Iwaki Flower Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 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.
  • Nakoso checkpoint
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Nakosomachisekita Nagasawa 6-1
    A famous historical location in Iwaki City. One of many ancient checkpoints which once existed in Japan, this particular checkpoint was renowned as an image in Heian period waka poetry. The area around the checkpoint has been designated Nakoso Prefectural Nature Park, and, together with the Shirakawa Barrier in Shirakawa City and Nezugaseki in Yamagata Prefecture, it is considered one of the three great checkpoints of Ohshu Province. Near the checkpoint stand monuments inscribed with waka poetry by Ono no Komachi, Minamoto no Yoshiie, and Izumi Shikibu, and a haiku by Matsuo Basho.

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