Travel / Tourism Spots in Koriyama Area

  • Abukuma Cave
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    4.0
    121 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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."
  • Kaiseizan Dai Jingu Shrine
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    22 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Kaisei 3-1-38
    A Shinto shrine located in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. Because the shrine enshrines a division of the deity of Ise-jingu Shrine, it is nicknamed the Ise-sama of Tohoku. The shrine is surrounded by the lush natural beauty of Kaiseizan Park and during the shrine's cherry blossom festival and on New Year's Day, the shrine is visited by many people. The shrine also provides ceremonial cleansings from evil influences and shichi-go-san (ages seven, five, and three) blessings for children.

    My sister got married to her Japanese fiancé here. Such an amazing experience. It was an honour to take part dressed in kimono and take part in a unique culture. The shrine is just beautiful inside...

  • Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Atamimachishimushiro Hagaoka 2 - 2
    Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch is a tourist farm located in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. This is a large farm covering an area of 20 hectares. It has a petting zoo where visitors can interact with horses, sheep, ponies, rabbits, etc., a “target bird golf course,” a barbecue area, a paddling pool area, cycle paths, and a farm shop selling ice cream and other dairy products made on the Ranch, etc. Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch attracts visitors of all ages, particularly families.

    入場料が安く(300円:大人)楽しめる場所です。 冬は閉園となるため、閉園前に訪れました。家畜動物とはいえ、やはり動物と触れ合える環境、ステキです。癒されました。

  • KASHIWAYA
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    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.

    こちらの柏屋は、郡山銘菓薄皮まんじゅうで有名な店です。郡山ではいくつも店舗がありますが、こちらは郡山駅の1階に郡山おみやげ館の中に入っています。毎回こちらでお土産を購入するのですが、いつもおまけを入れてくれます。接客も迅速で丁寧です。

  • Irimizu Cave
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    Fukushima Pref. Tamurashi Takinemachisugaya Dairoku 89-3
    Go to Irimizu Cave to try authentic spelunking. At a total of 900 meters this cave offers three spelunking courses, including a simple one with your casual clothes as well as an orthodox one requiring full lighting equipment. The long tunnels that stretch for tens of meters and large caves are must see sights. This cave has also been designated as an Important Natural Monument of Japan.
  • 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。

  • Miharu History and Folk Museum
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Fukushima Tamura-gun Miharumachi Sakuradani 5
    A museum in Sakuradani, Miharu Town, Tamura County. The permanent exhibition centers around the two themes of Miharu of Yesterday and the Miharu of Long Ago. These exhibits include traditional Miharu folk toys including Hariko papier-mache dolls and Miharu Ponies, restored shops and houses and documents from when Miharu flourished as a silk producing region, and even historical documents reaching back to the Jomon Period. Special themed exhibitions are also held and located nearby is the Free Civil Rights Museum.

    三春町歴史民俗資料館は、車のすれ違いができない狭くて急な坂の上にありますので、歩ける人は坂の下ある公共施設駐車場を利用するのが無難です。三春町歴史民俗資料館の入館料は300円で自由民権記念館と共通です。展示室は2階にあり、「はるかな三春(歴史)」と「きのうの三春(民族)」の2つのコーナーで構成されていました。どちらも写真撮影は不可で、入口ホールの写真のみ撮らせて頂きました。

  • Koriyama Bungaku no Mori Museum of Literature
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Toyotamachi 3-5
    A museum along Uchikanjosen in Toyota-machi, Koriyama City. Their collection includes works by and works related to Koriyama writers including Masao Kume, Yuriko Miyamoto, and Yutaka Mafune. In addition to the permanent exhibition they also hold regular themed exhibitions. Located nearby is the Masao Kume Memorial Hall which is Masao Kume's former Kamakura residence that has been relocated.

    郡山駅からはバスで行きました。近くの公園に行った際に此方の<こおりやま 文学の森 資料館>に行ってみました。展示物は郡山出身の文人の原稿などです、興味があればよいのでしょうが、私にはちょっと退屈で、サッと見て終わりました。

  • Ono Town Furusato Bunka-no-Yakata (Cultural Hall)
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    2 Reviews
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    Fukushima Tamura-gun Onomachi Ononiimachi Nakadori 2
    A multipurpose cultural facility made up of a library, art museum, local history museum, and the Oka Toshio Memorial Museum. Through actual materials, models, and pictures the local history museum will introduce you the history, nature, and lifestyle of Ono town. We also highly recommend visiting the Oka Toshio Memorial Museum where records and other materials will teach you about Oka Toshio, a lyricist native to Ono town.

    コードF8で訪問しました。 図書館は、約6万3000冊の蔵書をはじめ、視聴覚資料の貸出しを行っているということです。 郷土史料館は、実物資料や模型、写真パネルなどを用い、小野町の歴史と自然、人々の暮らしを紹介しています なかなか建物は古いですがお洒落な感じです。

  • Miharu Kyodo Ningyo Kan
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    Fukushima Tamura-gun Miharumachi Omachi 30
    A museum located in the Omachi district in the center of Miharu Town. The museum occupies two former storehouses and displays traditional local dolls from throughout the Tohoku region with a focus on Miharu Dolls. The storehouses are traditional white walled buildings said to have been built 130 years ago. Around the Rakko Collection, started by the late Nakai Atsushi who was a student at Tohoku University in the early Showa period, you can see clay dolls and Miharu Dolls from the Tohoku region, as well as folk toys from various regions. Their collection includes a number of must-sees, such as staircase cabinets, fusuma paintings, and calligraphy of poem on the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup.

    桜の時期に栃木と福島をドライブした際、三春界隈も訪問したので、「三春町郷土人形館」へも行ってみました。 古い商家の土蔵が利用されており、東北地方の人形やこけし、玩具などが展示されていました。 こけし好きなので、たくさん観ることができたので良かったです。

  • Benishidare Jizo-zakura Cherry Tree
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Nakatamachi Konomezawa Okanouchi
    A cherry tree in Okanouchi, Konomezawa, Nakata-machi, Koriyama City. This nearly 400-year-old Edo-higan weeping cherry tree is believed to have started as an offshoot from the Miharu Takizakura cherry tree in Miharu Town, Tamura County. The trees name comes from the Jizou statues under the tree. It starts blooming in mid-April.
  • Deko yashiki Daikokuya
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Nishitamachi Takashiba Tateno 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.
  • Licca Castle
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    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.
  • Sukagawa Peony Garden
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    Fukushima Pref. Sukagawashi Botanen
    A garden located in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. The garden is 10 hectares, and here visitors can enjoy tree peonies and other seasonal flowers and scenery. The garden is the only tree peony garden in the country designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. An entrance fee is required when the tree peonies are in bloom but otherwise the garden is generally free.
  • Sukagawa Municipal Museum
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Ikegamicho 6
    Open in 1970, this was the first public museum opened in the prefecture. This facility in one corner of Midorigaoka Park has a permanent exhibit on the history and culture of Sukagawa, and holds temporary exhibits four times a year. The permanent exhibit of the Denzen Aodo Copperplate Print collection shows pieces by western-style copperplate printer Denzen Aodo, who was born in Sukagawa during the late Edo period. His major series, Copperplate Prints of Famous Scenes in Edo, are handmade copperplate prints depicting the daily life and work of the people of Edo. Aodo studied both copperplate print and Western art techniques, and his use of minute perspective and chiaroscuro earned him extremely high reputation.
  • Naganuma Castle Ruins
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Naganuma Hidaka Miyama Chinai
    These are the remains of Naganuma Castle, supposedly built by Naganuma Chunagon Takatoki in 1260-1261. Legend says that the Naganuma clan used to live in the hills located in the northern area of town stretching from west to east. Later, the castle became the center of continued strife, but in 1569 it fell into the hands of Ashina Moriuji, who installed Niikuni Sadamichi as the lord. The current ruins include the full scope of the fortress that was completed in the Bunroku or Keicho eras (between 1592 and 1615). It's also a famous cherry blossom spot, with around 300 hill cherry, Yoshino cherry, and Higan cherry trees.
  • Sukagawa Basho Museum
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Motomachi 33-1
    This hall was opened in 1989 to celebrate the 300th anniversary haiku poet Matsuo Basho's visit to the city. It displays materials related to the haiku artists of Sukagawa, as well as hanging scrolls and documents connected to Basho himself. Located along the center of Naka-dori street, this is the spot where Matsuo Basho and his student Kawai Sora came on their journey recorded in Basho's The Narrow Road to the Deep North, in 1689. There are several historical spots related to Basho left here, including the house donated by the poet's friend, merchant Sagara Tokyu, as well as monuments engraved with haiku from Basho, and more. This memorial hall serves as a sightseeing base for Sukagawa, as well as a center for cultural activities.

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