10 Things to Do in Fukushima Prefecture That You Shouldn't Miss

March 10, 2018 Diedre Savory

Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, from Asia region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Fukushima Prefecture with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

Sakurakubo Taki, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun 963-7714, Fukushima Prefecture
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Miharutakizakura

Reviewed By ART196

日本五大桜の一本。日本三巨大桜の一本。このべにしだれざくらの樹齢は千年超。僕が来た時で少し白くなくなってきちゃったようだけど、やはり三春滝桜の大きさや形は印象的だった。実は、三春へ行った理由はお城関係でも、この有名な桜を見に行く機会を見逃せなかった。
Do you know this famous tree? When i came the blossoms were passed their peak, but i could still appreciate the ponderous majesty of Takizakura, the "waterfall cherry blossom" of Miharu. Although my being in Miharu was incidental, i could hardly not visit this ancient weeping cherry blossom of national renown.

2. Goshikinuma Lake

Hibara, Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun 969-2701, Fukushima Prefecture
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4.5 based on 454 reviews

Goshikinuma Lake

Reviewed By DLi_hk - Hong Kong, China

had been there for 4 times and this was my 5th visit. during the maple leaves season, there are many beautiful spots for taking photos. Descending from the Yanagi-numa, don't miss Ao-numa, Ruri-numa and Koshomon-numa at the bottom. The whole hiking trail takes about 1 hr and is easy to cover.

3. Aquamarine Fukushima

50 Tatsumicho, Onahama, Iwaki 971-8101, Fukushima Prefecture +81 246-73-2525
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4.5 based on 258 reviews

Aquamarine Fukushima

Reviewed By Kristin W - Auckland, New Zealand

Absolutely must see. I visited in 2006 (the required date would not let me go further back than 2015), so I am sure that it is very different now, but this aquarium was by far the highlight of my trip and I will be back.

4. Azuma Kofuji

Tsuchiyu Onsemmachi, Fukushima 960-2157, Fukushima Prefecture
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Azuma Kofuji

Reviewed By Shiro Y - Fukushima, Japan

Azuma-Kofuji " small-fuji", Its mountain is located near Fukushima city in Fukushima prefecture. This mountain "azumaKofuji" can be seen from Fukushima city with beautiful silhouetted against the evening sky.
On the way to this mountain, you can enjoy high mountain road and nice view.
Yes, you can go near the top of mountain by sight-seeing bus. On the top, you can walk around the small lake, climb hills and climb to the mountain top, from there you will experience unbelievable beauty of Lake Goshiki-numa."five colors lake"
After enjoy the mountain walk, you should stay at a" Onsen Ryokan" Japanese style hotel with a hot spring. You will enjoy Japanese-style dishes and hot spring there.
It will make you relax and have a sound sleep.
Please come and see.
I have been living near here, so I know how wonderful it is.

5. Tsuruga CastleJapan National Tourism OrganizationHistorical Places

1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0873, Fukushima Prefecture +81 242-27-4005
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4 based on 701 reviews

Tsuruga CastleJapan National Tourism OrganizationHistorical Places

Reviewed By Bracken D

Very good example of a reconstructed castle from the Japanese fuedal period. Lots of history and lovely surroundings and don't miss the tea ceremony area for a refreshing cup and a sweet. You need a car or bus tour to get there but if you can and like this type of thing you won't be disappointed.

6. OuchijukuJapan National Tourism OrganizationHistorical Places

Ouchi, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5207, Fukushima Prefecture
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4 based on 487 reviews

OuchijukuJapan National Tourism OrganizationHistorical Places

Reviewed By Chuang004 - Los Angeles, California

Ōuchi-juku 大內宿 was a very interesting place. It was an important post town during the Edo Period for hundreds of years. It served as shops, inns and restaurants for travelers in and out between Aizu and Nikko . There’s unpaved main street. At street-sides, there’s thick thatched roof buildings, which house stores, eateries and minshuku (民宿居, small traditional Japanese inns)

7. Abukumado Limestone Cave

1 Takinemachisugaya, Tamura 963-3601, Fukushima Prefecture +81 247-78-2125
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4 based on 94 reviews

Abukumado Limestone Cave

Reviewed By ART196

阿武隈洞Abukuma Cave is like an alien world. About 720m of the cave are open to the public, but there is an additional 2,500m of cave space. There are types of formations in this cave which the public can see nowhere else, such as the “Christmas Tree,” a relatively young stalagmite with a bulbous base, oft cited as the largest stalagmite in the orient. Other formations include “boxing,” “curtains,” and disc-shaped protrusions perforating columns several meters in height. Some portions of the cave near the entrances are decorated with fairy lights and there are also light shows playing on one group of formations.

8. Noguchi Hideyo Memorial

81 Mitsuwa, Inawashiro-machi, Yama-gun 969-3284, Fukushima Prefecture +81 242-65-2319
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4 based on 100 reviews

Noguchi Hideyo Memorial

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928), a guy on the current 1,000 yen banknote, was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who in 1911 discovered the agent of Syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease. He studied at Univ. of Philadelphia and Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research in the U.S.A. and was later nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Noguchi, however, traveled extensively in Central America and South America working with the International Health Board to conduct research to develop a vaccine for yellow fever, and to research Oroya fever, poliomyelitis and trachoma. Then, he was suddenly infected with yellow fever and died. When he was 1.5 years old, he fell into a fireplace and suffered a severe burn injury on his left hand. Because of his story of overcoming physical handicap and later contributing to world medicine, he has become a role model in Japan. His Memorial Museum was built in Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefcture, where he was born. It covers his whole story from his childhood to his becoming the world scientist. It's a nice place to visit if you come to this area.

9. Komine Castle Remains

Kakunai, Shirakawa 961-0074, Fukushima Prefecture +81 248-22-1147
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4 based on 96 reviews

Komine Castle Remains

Reviewed By ART196

木材で出来てる復元天守だ!江戸時代に新しく出来たような中は美しい。
Komine-jō, located in Shirakawa and so also known as Shirakawa-jō, is a reconstructed castle. It has however been reconstructed in wood, the original materials in which it was built, and so we may call it an exact replica, which includes many defensive features. The interior is beautiful. You can see here what the castle was like when it was freshly built in the Edo Period.
A history of destruction and rebirth:
First built by Yūki Chikatomo in 1340. The Yūki clan were defeated by Hideyoshi in 1590. Under the Tokugawa Bakufu, Niwa Nagashige was transferred to the Daimyate (the Tokugawas would switch around Daimyō to weaken their power bases). In 1632 he reconstructed the castle as the seat of his power.
The castle was destroyed in 1866 during the civil war and rebellions that erupted before the Meiji Restoration, being destroyed in the Battle of Aizu by Satchō forces when rebels took control of the castle. Tsuruga-jō was also damaged in that battle. The donjon was reconstructed in 1991.

10. Mt. Adatara

Nihonmatsu 964-0000, Fukushima Prefecture
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4 based on 61 reviews

Mt. Adatara

Reviewed By eTaka - Tokyo, Japan

Went today Jun 29 2016, unfortunately no time to do real hiking up to the top and made use of the ropeway costing JPY1600/pax roundtrip. The rain stopped when we reached the top but still unable to really see panoramic view because of grey rain clouds covering most of the mountain and it is still quite cold despite the summer heat down the mountain. There are many flowering plants, looked like alpine flowers to me (ウラジロヨウラク <Urajiroyouraku> and ( ハクサンシャクナゲ<Hakusanshakunage>) to name 2 that I can remember. There is also a ski lift for use during winter time. Adatara Kogen is located by Okudake Onsen in Nihonmatsu city. Nihonmatsu Station is the nearest station. Please check bus time (only Sat/Sun service) or else need to go by taxi.

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