Iwaki Area One Day Trip

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  • One Day

Iwaki has plenty to offer families traveling in Japan! This area is well-known for its delicious seafood & its amazing interactive environmental aquarium Aquamarine Fukushima. Here’s a suggested day-trip for traveling by public transportation in Iwaki.

Start

Iwaki Station

It takes 25 min by bus (or 20 min by taxi) from Iwaki Sta. to Shiramizu Amidado Temple.

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Shiramizu Amidado Temple

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Constructed in 1160, Shiramizu Amidado Temple has been designated as a National Treasure. Marvel at its tranquil atmosphere and garden; it's especially beautiful in autumn.

Take a bus back to Iwaki Sta. (about 25 min). Next, take the Joban Line train to Izumi Sta. From Izumi Sta., take a bus headed to Onahama, and get off at Aeon Mall Iwaki Onahama (15 min). You will reach Aquamarine Fukushima on foot in 5 min. (Alternatively, take a taxi straight from the temple to Aquamarine Fukushima, which takes 30 min)

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Aquamarine Fukushima

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Explore Aquamarine Fukushima aquarium, and make sure to include time for a seafood curry lunch at Aqua Cross, Aquamarine Fukushima’s own restaurant. Stroll through Aquamarine’s impressive glass tunnel, which represents the meeting of the Kuroshio & Oyashio currents that occur off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. This huge display that represents the border between these two ocean currents holds 2050 tons of water!

Walk 5 min to Aeon Mall Iwaki Onahama. From there, take a bus to Izumi Sta. (15 min), then take the Joban Line train to Yumoto Sta., which takes 5 min. Alternatively, take a 25 min taxi straight to Iwaki Yumoto Onsen.

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Iwaki Yumoto Onsen

  • Coastal Area

Spend the night at a ryokan or hotel in this quaint onsen town. There are many traditional family-run ryokan to choose from, such as Koito Ryokan. You could also stay at Spa Resort Hawaiians – a Hawaii-themed complex of hotels with a water park perfect for families.

Stay in the relaxing Iwaki Yumoto Onsen town at any of the many onsen ryokan available.

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Finish

Stay: Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Town

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