About Fukushima
Region:Tohoku
Island:Honshu
Capital:Fukushima
Population:2,029,064
Area:13,783.75 sq. km

Though devastated by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, much of Fukushima has been restored to at or near pre-earthquake levels (certain areas in the Hama-dori region remain evacuated). Fukushima has been increasing their efforts to attract tourists again, and rightfully so - the prefecture is abound with intriguing sites.

The Shiramizu Amida-do is the only National Treasure in the prefecture, while Spa Resort Hawaiians remains a popular attraction even for Japanese people.

Two notable mountains are Mt. Bandai and Mt. Iimori, the former a great hiking spot offering spectacular views of Lake Inawashiro, while the latter is known as the tragic site of the suicides and burial of 20 teenage Aizu samurai who had fought in the Boshin War and wrongly assumed that the nearby Tsuruga/Aizu Wakamatsu Castle had been taken.

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Hasegawa Ramen

One of Kitakata's most popular shops

Bannai Ramen

One of Kitakata's most well-known ramen shops

Winter Magic at Tsuruga-jo Castle

Aizu clan fortress proves beautiful in any season

Fukushima City Cat Cafe

Kawaii cats just a 5 minutes' walk from the station

Community discussion

Samurai Festival in Fukushima

Annual parade and events in Aizuwakamatsu City

I'd like to see it one day, too!

Aizu Wakamatsu Castle

Remember the last samurai for this is where they fell

Beautiful castle and autumn colors!

Fukushima Top 10 Attractions

The best places to visit in Fukushima Prefecture

I think I'd like to visit Fukushima some day as I don't like very touristic places. Thanks for the information!

Ogino, Fukushima Farm Stay

An enlightening experience on the cotton farm

Thanks for this very informative article. Nice.