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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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

Fukushima Top 10 Attractions

The best places to visit in Fukushima Prefecture

Tohoku's Massive Unknown Cave

Abukuma-do Cave is still a mystery to most non-Japanese

Community discussion

Winter Magic at Tsuruga-jo Castle

Aizu clan fortress proves beautiful in any season

While the castle's rare red roof hides under the snow, the image of a castle standing strong through the winter sounds like a sight worth seeing. I think is one of the rare castles that is good for repeat...

Cat Stationmaster at Ashinomaki Onsen

Meet 'Love', Ashinomaki-Onsen Station's new feline in charge

Really really cute...

Tohoku's Massive Unknown Cave

Abukuma-do Cave is still a mystery to most non-Japanese

Indeed! You'll never know what you will find, until you look!

Tohoku Safari Park

A ride on the wild side

I see! Thank you, Justin! Is it allowed to open windows of a car or not?