18 days in Sendai & Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

18 days in Sendai & Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

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Sendai
— 5 nights
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Fukushima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kitashiobara-mura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Iwaki
— 3 nights
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Sendai

— 5 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Get out of town with these interesting Sendai side-trips: Kanahebisui Shrine (in Iwanuma), Yamagata (Risshaku-ji Temple & Yamadera Senju-in Temple) and Matsushima-machi (Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum, Godaido, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsu-ji Temple, and appreciate the history behind Zuihoden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sendai trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sendai. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Fukushima

— 3 nights
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukushima: Yonezawa (Toko no Sakagura, Uesugi Jinja Shrine, &more) and Nihonmatsu (Ebisu Circuit & Mount Adatara). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Azuma Kofuji, admire the natural beauty at Rien no Rose Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, and look and learn at Jododaira Astronomical Observatory.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fukushima trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Sendai to Fukushima in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fukushima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kitashiobara-mura.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Kitashiobara-mura

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kitashiobara-mura: Inawashiro-machi (Numajiri Kogen & Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls) and Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch (in Koriyama).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kitashiobara-mura trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Fukushima to Kitashiobara-mura in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kitashiobara-mura can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Kitashiobara-mura

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aizuwakamatsu

— 3 nights
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Aizuwakamatsu side-trips: Shimogo-machi (Ouchijuku & Tonohetsuri). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Aizu Old Samurai Residences, steep yourself in history at Sazaedo, and make a trip to Byakkotai's Tomb.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Aizuwakamatsu road trip app.

You can drive from Kitashiobara-mura to Aizuwakamatsu in 1.5 hours. August in Aizuwakamatsu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Iwaki.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Iwaki

— 3 nights

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Iwaki side-trips: Abukumado Limestone Cave (in Tamura) and Takigawa Valley (in Yamatsuri-machi). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Spa Resort Hawaiians, stop by Iwaki La La Mew, examine the collection at Coal & Fossil Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiramizu Amidado.

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Getting from Aizuwakamatsu to Iwaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iwaki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

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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