Friday, December 13, 2019

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

Looks Great, Tastes Even Better: Kozuyu Soup, Fukushima Prefecture

Originally developed for the samurai class, kozuyu later spread among the common people and has become a must for festivals, celebrations and momentous occasions in Aizu. In the past, fresh seafood was hard to...
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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....

Nishiyama, the secret hot spring of gods and champions

Tucked away in the Fukushima countryside, perhaps it's no surprise that this hot spring and traditional Japanese inn is overlooked by many people. But it is a crying shame, as – apart from the...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Snow Activities

Gliding over or schussing through high-quality powder is the ultimate delight for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Tohoku, just a few hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train), is the perfect...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : World’s Best Sake!

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 42 Natsui River Ravine (夏井川渓谷) in Iwaki [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3178.920923536116!2d140.82277665126773!3d37.17835017977377!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x602102c27fca2367%3A0x386de6dd2751fb96!2z5aSP5LqV5bed5riT6LC3!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156684181&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November until the middle of November Recommended Spots: Around the Kagoba Falls, View...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (1)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima Fukushima Prefecture 36 ~ 45  36 Bandai Azuma Skyline (磐梯吾妻スカイライン) in Fukushima [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d100952.57520955519!2d140.251424387978!3d37.74858723072729!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x8538baaf5dc308c7!2z56OQ5qKv5ZC-5aa744K544Kr44Kk44Op44Kk44Oz!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156361477&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Recommended Spots: Tengu...

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...