What's on in Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture makes for a great visit any time of year. Expect an exciting line-up of seasonal events and festivals throughout the year and local flavors that adapt with the seasonal harvests. Each season carries a special allure bound to keep bringing visitors back, from mesmerizing rural landscapes to festivals unique to each season.

Upcoming Events

Aizu Tajima Gion Festival (Minami Aizu)
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Aizu Tajima Gion Festival (Minami Aizu)

This festival is a significant intangible folk- cultural asset that has an eight -hundred year long tradition in Japan. Women dressed in traditional Japanese wedding apparel walk in a parade, bringing beauty throughout the town. Children performing kabuki, (the traditional Japanese form of theate...

The Soma Nomaoi
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The Soma Nomaoi

This traditional culture entertainment by horse has been performed in America and Britain before. Soma Nomaoi originated in the old days, some one thousand odd years ago. Horses were trained in the field for military training and the chased horses were dedicated to a shrine as gods. People ca...

Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (Iizaka Fighting Festival)
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Iizaka Kenka Matsuri (Iizaka Fighting Festival)

This is one of the three major fighting festivals in Japan and has a tradition three hundred years in the making. This festival is so vibrant that throughout the town you can hear the beat of Japanese drums like an earthquake as huge floats crash together in battle.

Latest

  1. News

    Iizaka Onsen & Kenka Matsuri Autumn Festival

    WHERE IS IIZAKA ONSEN & WHAT IS A ‘KENKA MATSURI’? Iizaka Onsen is a quaint town built around the sources of the Iizaka Onsen hot springs. Iizaka Onsen hot spring water has been loved for over a millennium, and is well-known in Japan. Residents of Tokyo often pop up on the ...

    Iizaka Onsen & Kenka Matsuri Autumn Festival
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    Hanami & Hope in Tomioka

    The Sakura Tunnel, made up of 400 cherry blossom trees that line Tomioka’s Yonomori district, made the area a well-known hanami (flower-viewing) spot. However, following 3.11, the fantastic cherry trees could no longer be enjoyed in the springtime. That all changed in April 2...

    Hanami & Hope in Tomioka
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    Spending A Winter Day In Tsuchiyu Onsen

    Tsuchiyu Onsen has been a well-loved kokeshi-producing onsen town for over 170 years. Kokeshi are painted wooden dolls, which have been produced in Japan since the late 18th century in onsen towns in Tohoku (the eastern region of Japan). Kokeshi were originally made and sold in ...

    Spending A Winter Day In Tsuchiyu Onsen

Fukushima by season

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Autumn

  • Winter