8 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

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Iwaki
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Fukushima
— 2 nights
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Inawashiro-machi
— 3 nights
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
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Shimogo-machi
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquamarine Fukushima and then look for gifts at Iwaki La La Mew.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iwaki trip itinerary app.

Tokyo to Iwaki is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In April, Iwaki is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Iwaki

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Fukushima

— 2 nights
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Rien no Rose Garden, walk around Azuma Sports Park, then explore the activities along Bikki Numa, and finally walk around Hanamiyama Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then head outdoors with Nakanofudoson.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukushima trip itinerary tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Inawashiro-machi

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inawashiro-machi: Koriyama (Benishidare Jizozakura & Keyaki no Mori Walks) and Miharutakizakura (in Miharu-machi).

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inawashiro-machi itinerary website.

Getting from Fukushima to Inawashiro-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Inawashiro-machi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Aizuwakamatsu

— 1 night
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, admire the natural beauty at Oyakuen, then contemplate the long history of Sazaedo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Iimoriyama, and finally admire the striking features of Aizu Old Samurai Residences.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aizuwakamatsu online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Inawashiro-machi to Aizuwakamatsu takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Aizuwakamatsu are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimogo-machi.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Shimogo-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takakura Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Ouchijuku Machinami Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouchijuku, then explore the striking landscape at Tonohetsuri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nakanozawa Kannondo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimogo-machi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Shimogo-machi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimogo-machi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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