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See Nostalgic Edo: Ouchi-juku Post Station in Shimogo, Fukushima Prefecture

Ouchi-juku prospered in the Edo Period as an important post station connecting Aizu (parts of Fukushima and Niigata Prefectures) and Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture. Traditionally, the streets were lined with inns and houses providing...

Miharu Takizakura – Fukushima

Blossoms cascade like a waterfall from the top of one large benishidare (weeping cherry blossom) tree, leaving a stream of petals on the ground. During its nocturnal light-up period, this sakura is especially beautiful;...

Waraji Festival Japan [Waraji Matsuri]

Waraji Matsuri Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture Aug. 3 - 6 Named after the traditional straw sandals for traveling, the 300-year-old festival features a huge waraji that measures 12 meters in length and weighs 2 tons. The...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 44 Yukiwari Bridge & Yukiwari Ravine (雪割橋・雪割渓谷) in Nishishirakawa-Nishigo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3179.2640248032867!2d140.0777759512676!3d37.170195979775094!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x602021bd53336dd5%3A0xa000afcc0efafd8b!2z6Zuq5Ymy5qmL!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156791818&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Access: 30min bus ride from...

Forget ramen – the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!

Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who will become the noodle master. These small servings can quickly add up and a popular goal is to...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 38 Tatsuzawafudo Falls (達沢不動滝) in Yama-Inawashiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3161.461911083208!2d140.2284807512774!3d37.59128657969409!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8aa73c27665569%3A0x4949ddc81d9db495!2z6YGU5rKi5LiN5YuV5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156521634&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the beginning of November Access: 40min bus ride into Tatsuzawa direction from...
cherry blossoms in Tohoku castle area

Tohoku Scenic Sakura Spots and Their Charming Caretakers

For the Japanese, spring is “the season of cherry blossoms”. This love for cherry blossoms, called sakura in Japanese, forms part of the traditional Japanese culture. This is especially true for the cold northern...
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Greet the Gorgeous Pink Sakura in Fukushima’s Inawashiro-machi

Located at the heart of Fukushima-ken, Inawashiro-machi is a town at the foot of Mt. Bandai. To its south side are the clear waters of Lake Inawashiro and to the north is Mt. Bandai....

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 40 Tsuruga Castle Park (鶴ヶ城公園) in Aizu-Wakamatsu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12663.130294205386!2d139.926674484092!3d37.489456925411666!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x917f3ecc809e9e6c!2z6ba044Kx5Z-O5YWs5ZyS!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156591453&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Event: Autumn Color Light-up Date: October 21st (Friday)...

Cool Treks Around Tokyo (2): Goshikinuma in Fukushima Prefecture

Here you can row a pleasure boat in one of the largest lakes in the 800m high Bandai Highlands, Lake Hibara, before embarking on a 3.6km route through the cluster of lakes at Goshiki-numa...