Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear plant. What visitors to Japan should know is that the contaminated area, deemed unsafe, is less than 10% of this amazing prefecture. There is so much to see in the mountainous interior as well as sightseeing in the coastal areas that are rebuilding and finding their place in the world again. You can enjoy wonderful festivals throughout the year in Fukushima, but one of special note is the Aizuwakamatsu’s Aizu Festival held in late September. The Aizu festival is a celebration of the time of the samurai and includes displays of sword dancing and fighting, and processions of around five hundred people carrying flags and tools representing well known lords of the samurai period.

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Beach in Fukushima Reopens After 8 Years: This Week in Japan

Fukushima beach reopens after 8 years After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan, Haragamaobama beach in the Fukushima Prefecture has finally reopened to the public. Like Haragamaobama, several other beaches were ravaged by

Fukushima Food Guide

Kozuyu – a combination of Mountain and SeaKozuyu is a type of soup that includes an assortment of unique ingredients, diced and simmered in a pot for some time. Traditionally, it was made by both well-off samurai and common folk alike, as the ingredients were

Fukushima Access Guide

Fukushima can be easily accessed from Tokyo through various means, as with many prefectures in the northern part of Japan. While the exclusion zone may make your travels a little longer depending on where you want to visit, most places in Fukushima are unaffec