Sunset in Ouchujuku, an old post town in Fukushima Japan


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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!

  • Ouchijuku | Fukushima Travel Guide

    Ouchijuku | Fukushima Travel Guide

    If you are interested in Japan’s history and want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Edo Period, you should consider adding old post town Ouchijuku in Fukushima to your itinerary.

  • Aizuwakamatsu Castle (Tsuruga-jo Castle)

    Aizuwakamatsu Castle (Tsuruga-jo Castle)

    Aizuwakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle, is a traditional fortress located in Fukushima Prefecture. It now houses a museum and, at the top, a lookout point with views of the entire city.

  • Aizuwakamatsu | Fukushima Travel Guide

    Aizuwakamatsu | Fukushima Travel Guide

    Aizu-Wakamatsu in Fukushima is especially known for its delicious sake and long history of samurai culture.