28 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

28 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Iwaki
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Iwaki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shirakawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minamiaizu-machi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kitashiobara-mura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fukushima
— 6 nights
Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Iwaki

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coal & Fossil Museum and Usuiso Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Toyoma Beach and Iwaki Marine Tower. Explore Iwaki's surroundings by going to Licca-chan Castle (in Ono-machi), Takigawa Valley (in Yamatsuri-machi) and Tamura (Irimizu Limestone Cave, Abukumado Limestone Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Spa Resort Hawaiians, don't miss a visit to Akaidake Yakushi Jofukuji, take in the views from Onahama Marine Bridge, and head outdoors with Kasso Swimming Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iwaki online trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Iwaki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Iwaki is 8 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Iwaki: highs are around 27°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Iwaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shirakawa

Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Komine Castle Remains, contemplate the waterfront views at Yukiwari Canyon, take a peaceful walk through Angel Forest Nasu Shirakawa, then don't miss a visit to British Hills, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Onsen Healthy Center Cahpo Land Nishigo. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kominejo Catsle History Museum, then admire the sheer force of Otsujiga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eisenji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Yamamoto Fudoson.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shirakawa trip itinerary website.

Drive from Iwaki to Shirakawa in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shirakawa are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minamiaizu-machi.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Minamiaizu-machi

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Tashiro and Onsen Resorts. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Tagokura (in Tadami-machi) and Hinoemata-mura (Mount Aizu Komagatake, Mount Hiuchigatake, &more).

For reviews and other tourist information, read Minamiaizu-machi holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Minamiaizu-machi takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shirakawa in June since evenings lows in Minamiaizu-machi dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Minamiaizu-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Aizuwakamatsu

Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Kids will enjoy Tsuruga jo Castle and Aizu Old Samurai Residences. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Bandaisan and Yae no Sakura Drama Kan. Get out of town with these interesting Aizuwakamatsu side-trips: Koriyama (Tatehama Beach, Jodomatsu Park, &more), Shimogo-machi (Tonohetsuri & Ouchijuku) and Inawashiro-machi (Shidahama, Kannonji River, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nisshinkan, contemplate the long history of Kaihi Clinic Trail, stop by Aizu Shurakukan, and take in the awesome beauty at Iimoriyama.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aizuwakamatsu online journey planner.

You can drive from Minamiaizu-machi to Aizuwakamatsu in 2 hours. Traveling from Minamiaizu-machi in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Aizuwakamatsu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitashiobara-mura.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kitashiobara-mura

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Morohashi Museum of Modern Art and Bandai Kogen. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fudo Falls and Goshikinuma Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitashiobara-mura: Koriyama Ishimuro Fureai Ranch (in Koriyama), Kitakata (Kitakata Kura no Sato, Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko, &more) and Inawashiro-machi (Nakatsugawa Valley, Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls, &more).

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitashiobara-mura day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Kitashiobara-mura takes 1.5 hours. In July in Kitashiobara-mura, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Kitashiobara-mura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fukushima

Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Azuma Kofuji and Old Horikiri House. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani and Nakanofudoson. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fukushima: Koriyama (Koriyama City Fureai Science Space Park & Kaiseizan Dai Jingu Shrine), Nihonmatsu (Adatara Valley Okudake Natural Trail, Mount Adatara, &more) and Miharu-machi (Miharutakizakura & Commutan Fukushima). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Hanamiyama Park, try to win big at Fukushima Race Course, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and look and learn at Jododaira Astronomical Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fukushima trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kitashiobara-mura 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 your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Casinos

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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