8 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Drive:  4 h
1
Iwaki
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fukushima
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Inawashiro-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Shimogo-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

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Iwaki

Iwaki ©
A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
On the 10th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquamarine Fukushima and then look for gifts at Iwaki La La Mew.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iwaki road trip planner .

Tokyo to Iwaki is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Iwaki to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Iwaki

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aquamarine Fukushima ©
Aquamarine Fukushima
Iwaki La La Mew ©
Iwaki La La Mew

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Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Rien no Rose Garden, let little ones run wild at Azuma Sports Park, then explore the activities along Bikki Numa, and finally stroll around Hanamiyama Park. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then get outside with Nakanofudoson.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukushima trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iwaki to Fukushima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hanamiyama Park ©
Hanamiyama Park
Onsen Resorts
Azuma Sports Park ©
Azuma Sports Park

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Inawashiro-machi

Inawashiro-machi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inawashiro-machi: Koriyama (Benishidare Jizozakura & Keyaki no Mori Walks), Kitashiobara-mura (Morohashi Museum of Modern Art & Goshikinuma Lake) and Miharutakizakura (in Miharu-machi).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inawashiro-machi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Fukushima to Inawashiro-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Inawashiro-machi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koriyama, Kitashiobara-mura, Miharutakizakura
Highlights from your plan
Goshikinuma Lake ©
Goshikinuma Lake
Miharutakizakura ©
Miharutakizakura
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls ©
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls

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night
Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga Castle, admire the natural beauty at Oyakuen, contemplate the long history of Sazaedo, then contemplate the long history of Iimoriyama, and finally admire the striking features of Aizu Old Samurai Residences.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aizuwakamatsu trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Inawashiro-machi to Aizuwakamatsu in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Aizuwakamatsu are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimogo-machi.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruga jo Castle ©
Tsuruga jo Castle
Sazaedo ©
Sazaedo
Iimoriyama ©
Iimoriyama

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Shimogo-machi

Shimogo-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Takakura Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Ouchimachinami Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouchijuku, then explore the striking landscape at Tonohetsuri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nakanozawa Kannondo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimogo-machi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Shimogo-machi takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimogo-machi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ouchijuku ©
Ouchijuku
Tonohetsuri ©
Tonohetsuri
Takakura Shrine ©
Takakura Shrine