The Coast of Fukushima

  • 3 destinations
  • One Day

Refresh yourself along the coast of Fukushima with this one-day plan, which includes three of Iwaki's best spots. You can enjoy these places any time of the year, so it’s perfect to fit into your pre-existing travel plans.

Start out at Iwaki Station and make your way down to Aquamarine Fukushima. This beautiful aquarium and aquatic museum will take your breath away with its amazing exhibits of sea creatures and habitats. Let your imagination run free as you walk through the interior and discover something new everywhere you look.

After you’ve finished at Aquamarine Fukushima, make your way to Shiramizu Amidado Temple. This temple is a National Treasure of Japan and was first commissioned by a princess. It has a unique history and the atmosphere lends itself well to relaxation and introspection.

Once you’ve found inner peace, head over to Natsuigawa Valley. The pristine river waters and cool countryside breeze will relax your body and rejuvenate your spirit. No matter where you turn to, the coastal area of Fukushima is sure to astound you.

This plan is best enjoyed by renting a car from Iwaki Station.

Start

Iwaki Station

Aquamarine Fukushima is a 35 min drive from Iwaki Sta.

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Aquamarine Fukushima

  • Coastal Area
  • 120

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!

Reach the temple from Aquamarine Fukushima in 35 min by car.

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Shiramizu Amidado Temple

  • Coastal Area
  • 45

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.

Reach Natsuigawa Valley in 45 min by car from Shiramizu Amidado Temple.

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Natsuigawa Valley

  • Coastal Area
  • 120

Natsuigawa Valley continues 15 km along JR Ban-etsu East Line. In autumn, the train passes the valley at a slow speed so that passengers can enjoy the awesome views from its windows. The beautiful view of the waterfalls and clear streams meandering through rocks is definitely worth seeing.

It takes 30 min to get back to Iwaki Sta. from Natsuigawa Valley.

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Finish

Iwaki Station

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