Refreshing Fruits and Waters of Fukushima

  • 4 destinations
  • One Day

It’s time to be refreshed by the fresh fruits and hot waters of Fukushima City. This one-day itinerary can be experienced any time of the year. Catch a taxi from Fukushima Station and head out to Marusei Orchard. Here you’ll be able to pick fresh, juicy fruit already ripe for the eating. Eat all you can, and fill up on Fukushima’s best fruits. After you’ve had your fill of fruit, take a taxi to Iizaka Onsen. This hot spring area is famous in Japan for being one of the best in the area. After dipping your feet in the foot bath at Kyu Horikiri-tei, head over to Hanamomo no Yu (Hotel Juraku's onsen facility), soak in the hot, hot waters, and let your stress just melt away. You’re definitely in for a treat at all of these wonderful places and you’ll leave full and satisfied, not to mention warm and relaxed. It’s truly a rejuvenation for mind and body!

Start

Fukushima Station

Fukushima Sta. to Marusei Orchard takes 20 min by taxi.

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Marusei Orchard

  • Central Area
  • 40

Fukushima Prefecture’s peaches are famous both at home and abroad. Fukushima’s peaches are particularly popular in countries such as Thailand and Malaysia, where they are imported by the ton! Try them at Marusei Orchard in summer, or apples, nashi pears, grapes, or cherries - depending on what time of year you visit.

Marusei Orchard to Iizaka Onsen takes 10 minutes by taxi.

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Iizaka Onsen

  • Central Area
  • 30

Kyu Horikiri-tei is a short walk from anywhere in central Iizaka Onsen town.

Kyu Horikiri-tei

  • Central Area
  • 30

From Kyu Horikiri-tei, Hanamomo no Yu is a 5 min walk.

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Iizaka Hotel Juraku

  • Central Area
  • 90

Return to Fukushima Sta. via the Iizaka Line train which leaves from Iizaka Onsen Sta. (Takes 30 min).

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Finish

Fukushima Station

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