Fukushima Prefecture | Travel Guide
In March 2011, the small town of Okuma in Fukushima was all over the world news after the nuclear reactors there melted down after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the area. The coastal areas in Fukushima are still recovering from the triple disaster, but what many people outside Japan don’t know is that Fukushima is a very large prefecture with many wonderful attractions. This travel guide can give you some ideas on what to see in the area.
There are beautiful traditional villages from the postal route, some of the best spots for seasonal delights such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, and the Bandai-Azuma Skyline for amazing drives. If you are a Japan-repeater, you will definitely find something you will like in Fukushima.
Check out our package tour in the Tohoku region if you are interested in discovering the area!
Most people who are researching their trip to Japan will come across the Nakasendo route, with especially Tsumago and Magome highlighted as beautifully preserved old post towns that are worth a visit. If you are interested in Japan's history and want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Edo Period, you should also consider adding Ouchijuku to your itinerary.
Aizuwakamatsu Castle (Tsuruga Castle)
Aizuwakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle, is a traditional fortress located in the center of the city of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima Prefecture. It now houses a museum and, at the top, a lookout point with views of the entire city.
Aizu is an area that represents the western third of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. The main city in the area is Aizu-Wakamatsu. The city is especially known for its delicious sake and a long history of samurai culture.