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Fukushima

Days needed: 1–3
Approximately 90 minutes from Tokyo to Fukushima on the Tōhoku Shinkansen 

Fukushima Prefecture can be divided into three areas: Aizu, Nakadori and Hamadori. The Aizu district (Aizu and Minami Aizu) is dotted with many historic sightseeing sites including Tsurugajo Castle and Ouchi-juku. There are many historical hot springs and beautiful nature such as Hanamiyama, Fruit Line, and Miharu-takizakura cherry blossoms in Nakadori (Kenpoku, Kenchu, and Kennan) between the Abukuma Highlands and the Ou Mountains. Hamadori (Soso and Iwaki) faces the Pacific Ocean, and visitors can enjoy attractions such as the Soma Nomaoi (traditional horse race) backed by a tradition of over 1,000 years and the Spa Resort Hawaiians.

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Last Updated: 2021-8-26

Travel for less to Fukushima by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

Recommended Sights

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Map of Fukushima

Picture of the warehouse town, Kitakata

Warehouse Town (Kitakata)

Warehouse Town (Kitakata)
Kitakata has prospered by acting as the shipping center for all agricultural products grown in the area. It is known as "Warehouse Town" thanks to the many warehouses lining the streets. Kitakata is famous for its Kitakata Ramen.
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Picture of Tsurugajo Castle

Tsurugajo Castle

Tsurugajo Castle
Tsurugajo Castle (officially Aizuwakamatsu Castle) is the most prominent castle in the Tohoku region with more than 600 years of history. The castle keep was destroyed by cannon fire during the Boshin War but was later rebuilt and now houses a museum that allows you to experience castle life. Tsurugajo Castle is surrounded by an expansive park extremely popular among locals for the over 1,000 cherry blossom trees that bloom in the spring as well as its snowy winter landscape.
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Picture of Ouchi-juku

Ouchi-juku

Ouchi-juku

This town bares remnants of the Edo period. The streets lined with soba restaurants and other retro shops make it seem like you've traveled back in time.

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Iizaka Onsen

Iizaka Onsen

One of the three major hot springs in Tohoku. With nine large public baths and three footbaths in the hot spring town, you can relax in a number of hot springs.

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Mt. Adatara

Mt. Adatara
Mt. Adatara is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, with fresh green leaves in spring to autumn foliage and skiing in winter. Take the ropeway to the top of the mountain during its operation hours, and enjoy the breathtaking view from the Yakushidake Panorama Park, a five-minute walk from the summit.
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Fukushima Model Sightseeing Course

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Fukushima: Enjoy the natural beauty of Fukushima. Goshikinuma ponds, Abukuma Cave, and local specialties2 Days 1 Night

Explore the Urabandai Goshikinuma pond, which was awarded a star in the Michelin Green Guide in 2016, and the Abukuma Cave, a natural limestone cave formed over millions of years, and discover the natural beauty of Fukushima. You can also savor hearty food such as Kitakata Ramen and dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

2 Days 1 Night Model Course

First Day
7:30Take the Tōhoku Shinkansen from Tōkyō Station to Kōriyama Station. Transfer to the Ban-etsu-West Line  1to Inawashiro Station.
10:30Take a taxi1to visit the Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Museum and enjoy a Kitakata Ramen lunch.
12:30Take a taxi1back to Inawashiro Station and ride a local bus to Urabandai.
13:00After arriving at Urabandai,2take a walk around the Goshikinuma pond (You can enjoy rowing boats at the emerald green hued Bishamon-numa).
17:00For dinner, enjoy a Japanese and Western course meal made with local ingredients at a2resort hotel.
Second Day
10:30Take the Bandai Toto Bus from Urabandai1to Inawashiro Station.
11:301Take the Ban-etsu-West Line from Inawashiro Station to Kōriyama Station.
12:003For lunch , try the new local specialty, Koriyama Green Curry, packed with locally produced ingredients.
13:30Take the Ban-etsu East Line to 2Kammata Station.
14:302Take a taxi from Kammata Station to4Abukuma Cave. Explore the natural beauty of Abukuma's limestone caves.
16:30Take a taxi2to Kammata Station and head to Kōriyama on the Ban-etsu East Line.

Route Map

A Map of Fukushima Model Sightseeing Course

Fukushima: Learn the history and traditional culture of Aizu2 Days 1 Night

Travel back in time as you visit Tsurugajo Castle and samurai residences, where you can learn about the history of Aizu and stroll around the old town of Ouchi-juku, which retains the old streets that flourished as a post town in the Edo period. You will also be able to touch upon Aizu's traditional culture by painting your own Akabeko and trying out local culinary delights.

2 Days 1 Night Model Course

First Day
7:30Take the Tōhoku Shinkansen from Tōkyō Station to Kōriyama Station. Transfer to the Ban-etsu-West Line and head to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station.
11:30Take the Akabe loop bus and tour around Aizu.1(Tsurugajo Castle and Aizu samurai residence) 
For lunch, try Aizu's local specialty, Sauce Katsudon. 
You can enjoy painting your own Akabeko at the samurai residence.
17:001Head to Higashiyama Onsen. Enjoy Aizu's local dishes for dinner.
Second Day
9:00Take the Akabe loop bus from Higashiyama Onsen to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station.
9:30Take the Aizu Railway from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station to 1Yunokami Onsen Station.
10:001Take a taxi from Yunokami Onsen Station to 2Ouchi-juku. Stroll around the retro streets (Visit the Miharashidai lookout and Machinami Tenjikan Museum).
Enjoy Ouchi-juku's delicacy Negi Soba noodles for lunch.
16:002Take a taxi back from Ouchi-juku to1Yunokami Onsen Station, and go to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station on the Aizu Railway.
17:00Arrive at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station.

Route Map

A Map of Fukushima Model Sightseeing Course

Travel for less to Fukushima by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

Local Cuisine

  • Picture of Kitakata ramen

    Kitakata Ramen
    Rich broth and thick curly noodles are characteristic of Kitakata Ramen. Deeply colored broth made from locally brewed soy sauce and hand-sliced pork have made Kitakata Ramen famous all across Japan. The town is known for its many ramen shops, each competing to perfect their flavor. Exploring the city streets and dropping in on local ramen shops for a bite makes for a gourmet experience you and your stomach won't soon forget.
  • Picture of Fukushima Gyoza

    Fukushima Gyoza
    Fukushima gyoza are cooked uniquely on a round hot plate. They use a variety of fillings and are packed full of vegetables and minced meat.

Take a train through Fukushima and see the Tohoku region

JOYFUL TRAINS
The Joyful Train lineup at JR EAST makes riding fun. Enjoy fruit desserts on FruiTea Fukushima and a ride with the family on SL Banetsu Monogatari.

Route map of Fukushima

FruiTea Fukushima: Between Kōriyama and Kitakata Stations (Fukushima) / Between Kōriyama (Fukushima) and Sendai (Miyagi) Stations

Enjoy orchard king Fukushima's uniquely crafted desserts

Enjoy all Fukushima has to offer on this train, with original sweets from popular local patisseries made with locally grown fruit, and coffee and snacks at the café counter.

SL Banetsu Monogatari: Between Niitsu (Niigata) and Aizu-Wakamatsu (Fukushima) Stations

Railway of forests, water, and adventure, fun for the whole family

Have fun on the train and enjoy the charm of the Ban-etsu-West Line as you travel.

Travel for less to Fukushima by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Enjoy Hokkaido (Sapporo and Hakodate) as well! 6 days of unlimited travel for ¥27,000

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