15 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Fukushima Prefecture journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Iwaki
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Iwaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimogo-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kitashiobara-mura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fukushima
— 4 nights
Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Iwaki

— 2 nights

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Akaidake Yakushi Jofukuji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiramizu Amidado, see the interesting displays at Coal & Fossil Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquamarine Fukushima, and finally stop by Iwaki La La Mew. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Shiomidai, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Resort Hawaiians, then try to win big at Japan Racing Association Racehourses Research Institute Tokiwa Branch, then Head underground at Abukumado Limestone Cave, and finally take some stellar pictures from Irimizu Limestone Cave.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iwaki trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Iwaki is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Iwaki. In April, Iwaki is much colder than Manila - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Iwaki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Shirakawa

— 1 night
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Komine Castle Remains, stroll around Nanko Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, then walk around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, and finally explore the activities along Yukiwari Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shirakawa trip builder tool.

Drive from Iwaki to Shirakawa in 1.5 hours. April in Shirakawa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimogo-machi.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Shimogo-machi

— 1 night
On the 8th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Nakayama Fuketsu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouchijuku, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonohetsuri, and finally walk around Kannonnuma Forest Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shimogo-machi tour site.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Shimogo-machi takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Shimogo-machi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Shimogo-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Aizuwakamatsu

— 3 nights
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aizuwakamatsu: Koriyama (Koriyama Nunobiki Kaze no Kogen, Keyaki no Mori Walks, &more) and Inawashiro-machi (Noguchi Hideyo Memorial, Sakura Trees Along Kannonji River, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Oyakuen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bandaisan, and steep yourself in history at Sazaedo.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aizuwakamatsu vacation planner.

Getting from Shimogo-machi to Aizuwakamatsu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Aizuwakamatsu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kitashiobara-mura.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Kitashiobara-mura

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitashiobara-mura: Kai Honke Kurazashiki (in Kitakata), Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch (in Koriyama) and Inawashiro-machi (Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls, Numajiri Kogen, &more).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kitashiobara-mura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Kitashiobara-mura takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kitashiobara-mura are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Kitashiobara-mura

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fukushima

— 4 nights
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukushima: Miharutakizakura (in Miharu-machi), Koriyama (Kaiseiyama Park & Benishidare Jizozakura) and Nihonmatsu (Mount Adatara, Adatara Valley Okudake Natural Trail, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Hanamiyama Park, get impressive views of Azuma Kofuji, steep yourself in history at Old Horikiri House, and appreciate the views at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukushima trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kitashiobara-mura to Fukushima in 1.5 hours. In April in Fukushima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fukushima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Castles
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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