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  • Club Neo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Motomachi 5-1 Partners Building BF1
    This club dedicated to dance music is on main street near Fukushima Station. It stands out for its spacious dance floor with a high ceiling and room filling, body pulsing, sound system. Come enjoy the unbelievable visual effects created by our Ashka International lighting system. The building can be rented out during the day for parties and presentations.
  • Bandai-Azuma Skyline Drive
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima-shi, Fawashima-shi, Inawashiro-machi
    This is a sightseeing road in Fukushima City. It’s a 28.7 kilometer line connecting Takayu Onsen to Tsuchiyu Pass. It was once a toll road but is now free to use. Taking the route through to Azuma Mountain Range to an elevation of 1,350 meters offers a beautiful view of Mt. Azuma-kofuji and more. Every season has its attraction, such as the lovely foliage in fall, but the road is closed in winter.
  • Manpuku
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Chugenchou 1-24
    A gyoza pot sticker restaurant established in 1953 located in Chugen Town, Fukushima City. The restaurant’s signature menu item is its enban gyoza, a round enban platter covered with 30 fresh pan fried gyoza consisting of a gyoza dough skillfully prepared from two kinds of flour stuffed with Chinese cabbage. The restaurant also offers boiled gyoza, boiled tofu, oshinko pickled vegetables, and more. Manpuku also sells gyoza for takeout starting at 30 gyoza minimum per order.

    福島名物の円盤餃子発祥の店です。福島駅からは歩いて15-20分ほどでしょうか。 近くまでバスで行くことができます。ゴールデンウィーク期間中だったためか昼から混んでおりました。餃子専門店らしくライスはなし。メニューも分かりやすく円盤餃子のみです。小ぶりな餃子が皿一杯に並んでいます。最高にビールと合い美味しいです。

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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 visiting here due to attending the Ebisu Drifting Circuit. I did have a quick look around the park and found it to be extremely upsetting. The lions, tigers and bears are kept in concrete cages...

  • 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...

  • Jododaira
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Tsuchiyuonsenmachi Washakurayama
    Jododaira is a subalpine plateau on Washikurayama, Tsuchiyu Onsen Town, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The coniferous forest and marshland creates a unique landscape. The visitors center is the central location for their five trekking courses which vary from a 20-minute walk to hikes that can take a few hours. There is an observatory that is open every Wednesday and Saturday evening for star gazing. The road is closed from late October to early April due to snow.
  • East Japan Health Land Kappa Okoku
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Pref. Dateshi Barajima 63
    East Japan Health Land Kappa Okoku is a hot spring facility on the Abukuma River, east of Date City. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m. the following day. In addition to the bathing room, this facility has a resting room, manga comic area and children’s playing area. There is also a theater in the facility where you can enjoy “light theatre” held by travelling and local troupes. The performances change between day and night, as well as every other day. The experience is extra special because the audience are close to the stage, making it an enjoyable experience for audience and actors.
  • Mt. Adatara
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Okudake Onsen
    At 1,728 meters high this beautiful mountain was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 mountains and appears in Kotaro Takamura’s poem Portrait of Chieko. It is only 10-minutes to the summit via the Mt. Adatara ropeway. There you can gaze over the Adatara and Zao Mountain Ranges.
  • Nakano Fudoson
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Izakamachinakano Sekizaka 28
    One of Japan’s Three Great Fudosons, Nakano Fudoson is located on the west side of Iizaka Onsen-district. It is a power spot known as the birthplace of “Roku-San Yoke”—a secret method of charm protection. Three Fudo Myo-o “Yakuyoke”, “Ganshu”, and “Mikazuki” are worshipped here, and are said to hear the prayers of one who prays with a clean heart. You can enjoy some herbal tea called “Toki-cha” at the Kamoshika-An, a rest spot. They also offer original souvenirs of Nakano Fudoson and light meals such as dumpling balls with sweet sake.

    Nakanofudosan is a beautiful shrine up in the mountains near Iizaka. In the backdrop, there is an amazing waterfall. A stream runs through the shrine complex, with a path of multiple bridges. There...

  • Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Arai Kamisagi West 1-1
    Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons) is a place to look, eat, and have fun. In the handicrafts workshop, visitors can try their hand at making kokeshi wooden dolls or at glass decoration. At the farm restaurant, visitors can enjoy draught beer supplied direct from the Asahi Breweries Fukushima plant, as well as Mongolian barbecue and freshly-picked vegetables. The “Tree Branch Plaza” offers plenty of things to do even on rainy days. Shiki no Sato is very popular with families.

    広大な敷地には小川が流れ、いろいろな子供の遊び場やレストラン、アイス屋さんまであってとてもいいところです。 駐車場のそばには、桃農家さんがももを売りにきていて、9玉で500円という安さでした。

  • Tohoku Expressway Adatara Service Area Outbound Line Restaurant
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Motomiyashi Motomiya Hirai 228
    A rest area located in Motomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture. The area offers a sweeping view of Mt. Adatara and is a perfect place to take a break while on a long drive. There's also a Japanese restaurant, bakery shop, and food court, giving visitors plenty of food options and seats to sit down in. In addition, visitors can buy souvenirs and other goods in the rest area's shop.

    ガソリンスタンド、レストラン、土産物、ベーカリーも。地元産品の関係が多く、旅に来たという気持ちになれる、、

  • Roadside Station Tsuchiyu, Tsuchiyu Road Park
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Matsukawamachimizuhara Minamizawa 41-2
    A roadside station located in Fukushima City. Inside, visitors can purchase fresh fruit and souvenirs like Tsuchiyu kokeshi wooden dolls, a famous folk craft from the Tsuchiyu Onsen hot spring district. The station's foods made with kon'nyaku devil's tongue jelly such as the handmade Meibutsu Chigiri Kon'nyaku shredded jelly and kon'nyaku ice cream. The station also has a restaurant serving udon noodles, rice bowls, and soups made with local ingredients, and the station is a great place for drivers exploring the area to take a break.

    こじんまりとした道の駅です。 道の駅によくあるような農産物の販売はあまりありませんが、眺めがよく、コーヒーを美味しくいただきました。

  • Roadside Station Kawamata
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Dategunkawamatamachi Tsurusawa Higashi 13-1
    A roadside station located in Kawamata Town, Date County, Fukushima Prefecture. Due to the town's famous silk products, the station is nicknamed Silk Pier. The station has a museum which introduces the history and culture of textiles in the area, and a store selling smoked Kawamata shamo chicken and other processed foods. You can also eat soft serve ice cream here made with mulberry powder and silk powder, local sweeteners produced in the area. In addition, the station has a facility where you can try using a hand loom and dying cloth which attracts many tourists.

    南相馬に向かう時に、この道の駅が休憩時に重宝していましたが、飯館にも大きなドライブインができて、最近は立ち寄る人がやや減ったかなと。敷地内に野菜や果物を販売する建物があります。ちょうど、桃がでていました。他所では手に入らないようなカチカチの桃を探すのが楽しみです。ありました、ありました。商品価値がやや低いのか、格安です。完熟前のやや青臭さを残した甘みは、自分の少年時代を思い出させる味なのです。この...

  • Ryozen Kodomo no Mura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Dateshi Ryouzenmachishida Takarazawa 9-1
    A nature and activity facility located in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture. Located at the southern foot of Mt. Ryozen, designated Ryozen Prefectural Nature Park, the park makes use of the natural beauty of the area unaltered. The facility has a campground, lodging cottages, and an athletic ground, as well as play equipment such as a pedal-powered scenic ride and a giant slide. The facility is also joined by the Asobi to Manabi Museum, Japan's first truly interactive children's museum.
  • Mt. Adatara Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Roadside Station Adachi, Chieko no Sato (Inbound Line)
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Maruhara Orchards
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Tosawa Hara 20
    A tourism orchard located in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can enjoy picking seasonal fruits such as apples, cherries, and grapes. The orchard also offers a time-limited all-you-can-eat course. The orchard grows safe, healthy fruits, taking measures such as cultivating its apples with minimum pesticide usage and making use of organic bamboo powder fertilizer.

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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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