ABOUT FUKUSHIMA

FUKUSHIMA IS

  • The third biggest prefecture in Japan situated in the south of the “Tohoku” region in the Northern part of the Japanese main island of Honshu.
  • Around 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen or 3 hours by car.
  • A modern prefecture that embraces educational school trips which many students want to experience.
  • An expansive area consisting of 3 regions :
1.Hama-dori (Coastal area)
Sea-side area with a warm climate
2.Naka-dori (Central area)
Naka-dori (Central area) Central area with convenient transportation
3.Aizu (Western area)
Traditional customs and culture
Fukushima
Population
1,924,697(Dec.2015)
Area
13,782㎢
Flower of Fukushima
Rhododendron Brachycarpum (Nemoto Shakunage)
Tree of Fukushima
Zelkova Serrata (Keyaki)
Bird of Fukushima
Narcissus Flycatcher (Kibitaki)

FOUR SEASONS

spring
Aizu
Surrounded by cherry blossoms, Tsuruga castle is the most beautiful in Aizu.
Naka-dori
“Miharu Takizakura” is one of the famous cherry trees in Japan. “Hanamiyama Park” is covered by 60 different kinds of flowers.
Hama-dori
Enjoy the approximately six hundred cherry blossoms in “Baryo Park”, Soma City.
summer
Aizu
Enjoy trekking and mountain climbing in Urabandai surrounded by unprecedented scenic landscape.
Naka-dori
Famous for cherries and peaches and is the second largest peach producer in Japan making it popular for fruit picking.
Hama-dori
Enjoy marine sports such as swimming and surfing.
spring
Aizu
The “Aizu festival” involves 500 people dressed as Samurai parading through the streets. Aizu is also popular for autumn foliage at Urabandai and Inawashiro Lake.
Naka-dori
Coloured leaves along “Bandai Azuma Skyline”.
“Nihonmatsu-no-Chochin festival” is one of the biggest lantern festivals, as well as “Taimatsu-Akashi”, one of the largest fire festivals in the nation, attracting many visitors from overseas and Japan.
Hama-dori
Enjoy vibrant colours of autumn foliage around the national treasure of “Shiramizu Amidado”
winter
Aizu
Rich powdery snow fall and world class ski resorts are popular with skiers and snowboarders.
Naka-dori
Enjoy an open-air bath with snow views dotted across the area .
Hama-dori
Enjoy seasonal fruit sweet strawberries.

RECOMMENDATION

Sightseeing

Foods

Local Products

Nature

Hot Spring

Featured Hot Springs

Featured Hot Springs
Iwaki Yumoto Onsen ( Hama-dori )
Having over 1000 years history is one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan.
Iizaka Onsen ( Naka-dori )
Enjoy the famous hot spring visited by Helen Adams Keller.
Higashiyama Onsen ( Aizu )
Surrounded by abundant greenery, buildings constructed along the river have an atmosphere which has defied the passage of time.

FRUIT CALENDAR