Plan your trip to Fukushima

To assist in planning your trip to Fukushima Prefecture, the following resources will help you get to know the basics. From reaching Fukushima from other parts of Japan, basic access information when moving between cities, to some cultural guides to inspire where you want to go, find what you need in this section.

Practical Information

Access

Getting to Fukushima

Learn how to access Fukushima from various central hubs such as Tokyo, Sendai, Nikko and Sapporo.

Getting there

Getting Around Fukushima

Fukushima has so much to offer in the way of sights and activities; and its several train lines, both JR and private, will help you have an easily navigable trip.

Safety in Fukushima

Safety in Fukushima

Plan and travel with peace of mind by understanding the latest situation in the eastern parts of Fukushima, affected by the 2011 earthquake. (Work in Progress)

Accessibility in Fukushima

Accessibility in Fukushima

Find out how the Fukushima Barrier-Free Tour Center can help provide accessibility support on your next trip to Fukushima prefecture.

Fukushima in Detail

Traditional Food

Traditional Food

Fukushima is home to unique variety of local foods and flavors, making the most of seasonal ingredients.

Traditional Crafts

Traditional Crafts

Fukushima prefecture has a proud heritage of traditional arts and crafts. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn more about these incredible Fukushima works that make great souvenirs.

Fruit Calendar

Fruit Calendar

Fukushima is renowned for its delicious fruits, and a wide variety of fruit-related attractions can be found.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Every year, from early April to mid-May, you can enjoy cherry blossoms all over Fukushima.

Latest Guides

  1. Guides

    Guide To Visiting The Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint

    I am often asked about how to reach the No. 1 Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint which has become the focus of spotlights across the world. Taking a look at the beautiful photographs that can be taken there, it is easy to understand why people all around the world have fallen for this picturesq...

    Guide To Visiting The Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint
  2. Guides

    5 Reasons To Visit Sazae-do

    Sazae-do is a very special Buddhist temple. Constructed in 1796 entirely from wood, Sazae-do has a double-helix structure, meaning that those who enter Sazae-do will leave the building without encountering anybody traveling in the opposite direction. The one-way route of Sazae-do w...

    5 Reasons To Visit Sazae-do
  3. Guides

    Daruma Paradise In Shirakawa City

    I love art and creating things, so I was really pleased to learn I’d be painting a daruma as part of my trip to Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. WHAT IS A DARUMA? Daruma are a traditional craft with origins rooted strongly in Buddhism. The word daruma seems to have come from ...

    Daruma Paradise In Shirakawa City