Winter in Fukushima

Fukushima’s position in southern Tohoku sees that it gets a good amount of snowfall each winter, transforming many sightseeing locations into glistening winterscapes. Recommended spots like Ouchi-juku look extra picturesque with its snow-capped thatched-roof houses, while outdoor hot springs take on extra appeal as they promise views of wintry landscapes. Fukushima Prefecture is also home to world-class ski resorts thanks to its rich, powdery snowfall—popular with skiers and snowboarders.

Average temperature

  • Dec 8° / 0°
  • Jan 5° / -2°
  • Feb 7° / -2°

Winter Illuminations

Aizu Candle Festival
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Aizu Candle Festival

Aizu Painted Candles are one of Aizu’s most well-loved traditional crafts. Aizu Painted Candle Festival was started in order to let people all over Japan (and all over the world!) know about this traditional craft, and to give people an appreciate for the work that is needed to make every s...

Adatara Illumination
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Adatara Illumination

From late July to late September, a magical world of illumination is created at the Adatara Kogen Ski Area using 2 billion light bulbs. Numerous romantic locations amidst the illumination are created through ingenious creativity, such as the "Tunnel of Light" surrounding the ropeway, th...

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