The Fukushima Rundown
Fukushima is located in the southernmost prefecture of the Tohoku region in Japan. Divided by mountain ranges, it has three varied regions: Aizu, Nakadōri and Hamadori. The coastal region, Hamadori, is the flattest and lies on the Pacific Ocean. As for Nakadōri, here agriculture is the heart of the prefecture and this is where Fukushima City can be found. The Aizu region is scenic and mountainous with lakes, wilderness, and winters filled with snow. With so much to do and see, this Japanese holiday will promise to be packed with everything from history to recreation. ... Read more »
In Fukushima, visitors will find over 130 hot springs to explore and relax. The Aizu Sake Factory is a fun place to tour and learn how sake was made during the Edo Period. The life of a samurai can be explored during a visit to the Tsuruga Castle, which is located in the town of Aizu-Wakamatsu. To explore the farming side of Fukushima, visitors should check out the fruit farms situated at the base of Mount Azuma-Kofuji. Whether tourists take horse-drawn carriages through Kitakata or go to Lake Inawashiro-ko, Fukushima will be a delightful stop while on a holiday in Japan.
When To Go
In Japan, most parts of the country have four distinct seasons. From March through May is spring, summers run from June to August, autumn months are from September through November, and winter is in the months of December though February. For most regions of Japan, like Fukushima, the rainy season goes from early June to mid July. Also, in the months of August through October typhoon season is at its peak in Japan.
- March through May (spring): Average daily high 13°C (64°F)
- June through August (summer): Average daily high 29°C (83°F)
- September through November (fall): Average daily high 21°C (70°F)
- December through February (winter): Average daily high 10°C (49°F)
By plane, Fukushima Airport is about 40 minutes by bus from the Koriyama station. At the station travellers will take a train to reach Fukushima. The Shinkansen train ride is about 15 minutes, whereas the local train will take 45 minutes. For some, it may be more convenient to arrive in Tokyo and then take the Shinkansen train from there.
Travelling by train will be done on the Train Fukushima, which has a stop on the Tohoku Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Sendai. The travel time from Tokyo to Fukushima by the Shinkansen is about 1 hour 45 minutes. There are between two and four stops every hour.
By bus, the Abukama makes five daily round trips to the city of Fukushima. The Shinjuku Station is in Tokyo, and the trip will take approximately five hours. At night, the JR Bus takes six hours to go from Tokyo to Dream Fukushima.
- Plane – Landing at Fukushima Airport, then bus to Koriyama station, and finally by train to Fukushima
- Train – 1 hour and 45 minutes from Tokyo
- Bus – A five hour trip from Tokyo, six hours at night
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