Enjoy Charming Fukushima Fukushima: A trip to get in touch with history, nature, food, culture,
and various attractions

Fukushima is also known as "Utsukushima" for its different charm for each season which you can enjoy to the fullest

Fukushima is proud to be the third largest prefecture in Japan by area. After exploring history at Ouchi-juku and Tsuruga Castle, enjoy nature's magnificence and so-called romantic scenic train on the Tadami Line. When you're hungry, have your fill of our local Kitakata ramen and Aizu local cuisine. Be sure to try it with sake and other regional delicacies.

(map) Fukushima Fukushima


Ouchi-juku is an old post town with a historical atmosphere thanks to its preserved Edo-era (1603-1868) scenery. Old houses with thatched roofs line both sides of the old highway, surrounded by nature deep in the mountains. It's as if you have traveled back in time to the Edo period.

Tsuruga Castle

Never-been-conquered Tsuruga Castle, the symbol of Aizuwakamatsu, has the beautiful red clay roofed castle tower which is found only in this castle in Japan. It is especially beautiful during the autumn leaves and cherry blossom seasons, and the view from the castle itself is also magnificent.

Aizu local cuisine

Away from the sea and surrounded by mountains, Aizu is famous for its preserved dried seafood and simple traditional dishes made with mountain vegetables such as mushrooms and wild plants. You can also enjoy local gourmet food such as Aizu sauce katsudon (cutlet bowl) and Aizu curry-flavored yakisoba (fried noodles).

Tadami Line

The Tadami Line runs along the valley of the Tadami River, against the backdrop of the magnificent nature of Aizuwakamatsu and Okuaizu. Enjoy the mountain village scenery and the beauty of the valley in all seasons. The spectacular view of bridges and trains is also a wonderful attraction.

Kitakata ramen

Kitakata ramen is characterized by its soy sauce-based rich soup and thick, curly noodles. Each store has its own distinctiveness and originality, be it in their custom-made soy sauce, soup, noodles, or roast pork.

Fukushima's sake

Fukushima's sakes are varied in flavor and personality. There are more than fifty sake breweries in the prefecture, including a long-established store that has been in business for over 300 years. Sake tasting is available at the Fukushima Prefecture Souvenir Shop, where you can compare different varieties of sake produced in the prefecture.

Spa Resort Hawaiians

Enjoy Hula girls and the everlasting summer paradise. Spa Resort Hawaiians is a hot spring theme park that utilizes the abundance of Iwaki Yumoto Onsen hot water. It is open all year round, and attractions include pools and hot springs, Hula girl shows, and golfing.

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  • Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes by car
  • 1 Approx. 40 minutes by car
  • 2 Approx. 5 minutes by car
  • 3 Approx. 5 minutes by car
  • 4 Approx. 30 minutes by car
  • 5 Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes by car
  • 6 Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes by car
  • 7 Approx. 1 hour by car
  • Please refer to the travel time as a guide

How to Get There

It takes about 1 hour from Osaka Itami Airport and about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Sapporo (New Chitose) Airport to Fukushima Airport. The available transportation options within Fukushima include car rental, taxi, bus and train.

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