Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Fukushima / Nihonmatsu Area

  • Tohoku Safari Park
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
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    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 at Ebisu Circut and these two places are connected in part. It shocked me to see a polar bear and other bears in small cages!!! And they have to listen to cars enginees all days, how is it...

  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    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...

  • Shiki no Sato (Village of Four Seasons)
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    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.

    福島西ICから10分の所に有り、四季の花が綺麗に咲いていました。中には水林自然林があり森林浴もできますが、1番の目的はその中でNHKの朝ドラエールのオープニングで窪田正孝さんと二階堂ふみさんが小川の側でたたずむ撮影場所で写真を撮るスポットがあるので、写真を撮りに行きました。ここは、福島国体の時に作られたとのことです。広い庭園内には、ガラス工芸、こけし工芸の体験施設もありました。

  • S-PAL Fukushima
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Sakaemachi 1-1
    A shopping mall connected directly to Fukushima Station in Sakae-machi, Fukushima City. The five floor mall is occupied by fashionable apparel shops, boutiques, lifestyle goods stores, food shops, restaurants, and cafes. There's also a rooftop garden. In addition, the Fukushima Miyagekan gift and souvenir shop on the first floor sells popular Fukushima confections, local liquors, and more.

    レストランは少ないですが、土産店は充実しています。福島だけでなく、宮城や山形の物産もありました。もちろん福島銘菓の「ままどおる」や「柏屋の薄皮饅頭」も購入できます。

  • Adatara Resort
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Okudake Onsen
    This ski resort is approximately 20 minutes by car from Nihonmatsu Interchange. It is located on the mountainside of Mt. Adatara which is one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains. Surrounded by rich nature and easy access of only three hours from the metropolitan area is attractive. Good powder snow and different varieties of ski courses can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. The kid’s park separated from the ski slopes is recommended for families to play in the snow safely. In the restaurant visitors can enjoy an extensive menu of curries and ramen noodles.

    あだたら高原スキー場にあるレストラン。 チキン南蛮丼とラーメンが美味しかったです。 お土産も売られています。

  • Marue Tourist Orchard
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Ozasou Onigoshiyama 3
    A tourist orchard located in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture visited by large numbers of tourists. Here you can enjoy picking cherries, Asian pears, peaches, grapes, apples, and other fruits when in season. The orchard also offers a reservation-only course which includes a souvenir. The orchard's parking area can accommodate three large busses. The orchard is open from June to December.

    福島市はももや葡萄がとても有名ですが、市内にも多くの観光果樹園があります。その中でもまるえさんは料金・質共にとても良心的だと思います。

  • Fruits Line
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi
  • Ryozen Kodomo no Mura
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    1 Reviews
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    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.

    大人400円、こども200円で、屋内外いろいろ楽しめます。巨大な石の滑り台やスカイサイクル(大人こどもとも1人100円)、アスレチックがあり、子供がとても楽しんでいました。屋内施設はワークショップがいろいろあって充実しています。外では豚汁やおにぎりの販売もありました。一日楽しめます。冬季休業もあるようなので注意が必要です。

  • Shiki no Sato Strawberry Farm
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Arai Mizubayashi 21-2
    This fruit farm grows sweet and delicious Tochiotome strawberries. It also offers strawberry picking from the second Saturday of January to late May. The farm closes as soon as the harvest quota for the day is reached. Whether the farm opens each day depends on how well the strawberries are growing. As such, you will want to contact the farm before coming. Service is first-come, first-served.

    音室の室内は30度の暑さで、大きないちごが熟していました。立ったままで取りやすい位置にいちごがあり、食べ尽くせません。

  • Shishido Ringoen
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Tsuchifune Nishi 16-1
    This fruit farm offers fruit picking all year long. Guests can enjoy sweet and juicy fruits including cherries from early June to early July, peaches from late July to early September, and apples from early September to early December. There is also a farmer's market where visitors can purchase fruit as souvenirs.

    子供を連れて桃狩りに行きました。 福島市のフルーツライン沿いにあり、立ち寄りやすいです。 福島の桃は暁が有名ですが、それ以外にもたくさんの種類の桃を作っていて 食べ比べすることができました。とりたての桃はパリッとした触感でみずみずしく とてもジューシー。本当においしくて、子供と一緒に沢山いただきました。 直売所で売っている桃も安く手、自宅へのお土産用に購入しました。

  • Maruyoshi Tourism Orchard
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Iizakamachi Hirano Nakano Dan 10-1
    A tourism-oriented orchard that grows cherries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, and apples. Each of the varieties of fruit (10 varieties of grapes are grown there) is available for picking in season until there are no more left. Individual visitors do not need to make reservations, but groups of ten or more should make reservations by phone or over the internet. Only individual visitors can enjoy picking blueberries.

    季節ごとに果物狩りができます。今回はさくらんぼ狩り+ブルーベリー狩りをしました。さくらんぼ狩りは佐藤錦と紅秀峰があり、どちらも甘く大粒で美味しかったです。ブルーベリーは敷地内に鉢植えのブルーベリーが並んでおり、摘み取って食べました。その場で食べ放題なだけでなく、摘み取り1パックお持ち帰りOKだったのが良かったです。2種類の果物狩りをしたのでセット割引もありました。

  • Akasakanosato Shinrin Park
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukushima Date-shi Hobaramachi Kanaharada Futa Tanoiri 147-1
    This forest park is located in Hobara Town, which has beautiful nature and historical culture. There is also a campground, outdoor obstacle course and ski slope for children on the grounds surrounded by rich nature. From the lookout point, you can see the Fukushima Basin (Shintatsu Plain), which straddles former Shinobu and Date counties. The campground has 12 tent sites, two cooking facilities and a fire pit, and the lively voices of children can be heard throughout camping season.

    土日は空きがあれば管理人さんへの直接申込で大丈夫ですが、平日は保原総合支所への事前予約が必要です。 サイトは12ありますが、土日以外はよほどの事がない限り予約を取る事が可能だと思います。 トイレは汲み取りの和式ですが、それなりに綺麗。炊事場もカマドが併設のタイプです。 夜間は施錠してもらうことも可能なので、夜間到着のゲリラキャンパーが来る心配もなし。 サイトが小砂利な事以外は問題ないでしょ...

  • Club Neo
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    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.
  • Kasumigajo Castle Park
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    Fukushima Pref. Nihonmatsushi Kakunai 3-232
    This park is located in Kakunai, Nihonmatsu City. It's built on the site of Kasumigajo Castle (Nihonmatsu Castle), built during the Edo period by Niwa Mitsushige. Most of the castle's buildings were destroyed by fire during the Boshin War at the end of the Edo period. The remaining stone walls have been designated a National Historical Site. There's an athletic park with a sports ground and a gymnasium to the north of the castle ruins. It is also a popular cherry blossom spot and the trees are illuminated at night when they are in bloom.
  • Marugen Orchard
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    Fukushima Fukushima-shi Ozaso Maeyachi 23-1
    An orchard along the Fruit Line Road in Yamane, Ozaso, Fukushima City. You can enjoy picking seasonal fruits throughout the seasons. From early June to early July you can pick cherries, from late July to early September you can pick peaches, from early September to late October you can pick Kyoho grapes, and from early September to early December you can pick apples.
  • Maruhara Orchards
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    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.
  • Michinoku Tourist Fruit Land
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Zainiwasaka Minamibayashi 51-1
    A tourist orchard located in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can pick seasonal fruits such as cherries, peaches, and apples. The orchard also offers a popular time-limited all-you-can-eat fruit course. The orchard is open from June to December.
  • Jurokunuma Park
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    Fukushima Pref. Fukushimashi Ozasou Manaitayama 341
    A sports park adjoining Jurokunuma in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. The park has a variety of sports facilities, including a sports plaza, gymnasium, tennis courts, and soccer field. The Pyonpyon Dome, a giant inflated trampoline with a roof, is popular with children. The park's cherry tree forum is a well-known place for viewing cherry blossoms, attracting many locals in spring.
  • Shutoku Museum of Art
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    Fukushima Date-gun Korimachi Jinya 12
    This art museum houses the collection of Tsunoda Rinbe Shutoku, a member of the House of Peers. Approximately 400 paintings and calligraphic works by representative artists from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the early Meiji period (1868-1912) are on display. The facility was named using his pen name, and has themes that change every three months. You can see a number of masterpieces that have been designated as Prefectural Important Cultural Properties. The adjoining Western-style building built in 1883 is the former Date County Office. Both buildings are widely recognized as cultural symbols of the town.
  • Adatara Gorge Okudake Nature Trail
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    Fukushima Nihonmatsu-shi Nagata (Nagasakakokuyurin)
    The five-kilometer-long Karasu River is a particularly scenic tributary of the Harase River, which is sourced from Mt. Adatara. It has long been a familiar destination for locals and mountaineers alike. The national government has developed a natural trail along the most beautiful kilometer of the river that can be hiked in around an hour. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and trail conditions.

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