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Fukushima Prefecture

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Fukushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Fukushima.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Fukushima prefecture was part of what was known as Mutsu Province.The Shirakawa Barrier and the Nakoso Barrier were built around the 5th century to protect 'civilized Japan' from the 'barbarians' to the north. Fukushima became a Province of Mutsu after the Taika Reforms were established in 646.In 718, the provinces of Iwase and Iwaki were created, but these areas reverted to Mutsu some time between 722 and 724.The province of Fukushima was conquered by Prince Subaru in 1293. This region of Japan is also known as Michinoku and Ōshū.The Fukushima Incident took place in the prefecture after Mishima Michitsune was appointed governor in 1882.2011 earthquake and subsequent disastersThe 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the resulting Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused significant damage to the prefecture, primarily but not limited to the eastern Hama-dōri region.
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Places to visit in Fukushima Prefecture

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Popular things to do in Fukushima Prefecture

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Spa Resort Hawaiians ©
Water Park
Spa Resort Hawaiians Iwaki
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Duration: 1 hour
Aquamarine Fukushima ©
Aquarium
Aquamarine Fukushima Iwaki
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Gran Deco Snow Resort ©
Ski Area
Gran Deco Snow Resort Kitashiobara-mura
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
Iimoriyama ©
Mountain
Iimoriyama Aizuwakamatsu
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Fukushima Prefecture

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Tsuruga jo Castle ©
Castle
Tsuruga jo Castle Aizuwakamatsu
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ouchijuku ©
Historic Walking Area
Ouchijuku Shimogo-machi
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sazaedo ©
Historic Site
Sazaedo Aizuwakamatsu
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle
Historic Site
The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle Nihonmatsu
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Winter Sports in Fukushima Prefecture

Aizu Kogen Takahata Ski Area ©
Ski Area
Aizu Kogen Takahata Ski Area Minamiaizu-machi
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Duration: 8 hours
Sannokura Ski Area
Ski Area
Sannokura Ski Area Kitakata
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Aizukogen Daikura Ski Area
Ski Area
Aizukogen Daikura Ski Area Minamiaizu-machi
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Fukushima Prefecture

Coal & Fossil Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Coal & Fossil Museum Iwaki
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort
Ski Area
Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort Tenei-mura
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Area
Ski Area
Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Area Minamiaizu-machi
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Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Fukushima Prefecture

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Goshikinuma Lake ©
Water Body
Goshikinuma Lake Kitashiobara-mura
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Duration: 1 hour
Tonohetsuri ©
Geologic Formation
Tonohetsuri Shimogo-machi
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Duration: 30 minutes
Mount Adatara ©
Mountain
Mount Adatara Nihonmatsu
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Duration: 1 hour
Lake Hibara ©
Water Body
Lake Hibara Kitashiobara-mura
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Fukushima Prefecture

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Noguchi Hideyo Memorial ©
History Museum
Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Inawashiro-machi
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Yamatogawa Sake Brewery Northern Climate Museum
Specialty Museum
Yamatogawa Sake Brewery Northern Climate Museum Kitakata
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Nishida Memorial Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Nishida Memorial Museum Fukushima
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Suzuzen
Art Gallery
Suzuzen Aizuwakamatsu
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Duration: 1h 30 min