Fukushima is Welcoming Tourists Back to These 4 Spectacular Places!

In the year 2011, a huge earthquake and 30-foot (9m) tsunami devastated the Tohoku (東北) region of Japan, making international headlines as one of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century. One of the affected areas includes Fukushima Prefecture (福島県), wherein a nuclear reactor exploded due to the damage brought about by the natural…

Help Rebuild Fukushima by Visiting These Great Places in the Prefecture

Fukushima became known worldwide following the harrowing events of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Fukushima was a well-known tourist destination within Japan, only around 2 hours away from Tokyo, but was not as well visited by international tourists. Thanks to the coverage following the earthquake and tsunami, many people still think that five…

Ever Wanted to Pet a Big Beetle? Come to Mushi Mushi Land in Fukushima!

Have you ever heard of ‘Mushi Mushi Land’? It sounds a bit like a fluffy bunny place, but it actually is something quite different: ‘mushi’ means ‘bug’ in Japanese and Mushi Mushi Land is a nature park in Fukushima which has been dedicated to the study and display of insects. The place is abundant in…

Check Out the Festivities of Soma Nomaoi Matsuri in Fukushima This July!

Would you like to get a feel for the Samurai era and witness one of the most revered and breathtaking horse racing festivals? Soma Nomaoi Matsuri is a 3-day event held annually in the month of July from the 23rd to 25th. It is a 1000-year-old festival which undoubtedly captures everyone’s eye. The festival is…

Here are 4 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Honshu. Its capital city is considered to be a ‘Kingdom of Fruits’ in Japan, owing to the bountiful seasonal fruits that are harvested all throughout the year (click here for more information about fruit picking). Though part of the prefecture was heavily devastated by the 2011…

Check Out This Eerie Abandoned Japanese Theme Park Shrouded In Fog and Mystery

Of all of the abandoned amusement parks in Japan, Takakonuma Greenland in Fukushima is probably the creepiest of all. Most of the time, it is nearly covered in dense fog which may be brought about by the climate of the region. It used to be a massive amusement park built in the 1970s which wasn’t…

Soma Nomaoi: A Brief on the Wild Horse Racing Samurai Festival

There was a time in the 10th century when Samurai warriors secretly commenced military exercises which involved the general releasing wild horses onto a plain where they were then pursued and captured by his cavalry. In the end, the captured horses were given as offerings to the Shinto deity. This traditional festival is still being…

Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima: A Beautiful Historic Castle Town

Aizuwakamatsu is one of the beautiful cities located in Fukushima Prefecture. It is an inland valley with heavy snowfall during winter. randomwire.com/ As a historical place, it was considered to be a castle town during the Edo Period owing to so many old merchant houses and stone houses which stand alongside modern buildings. If you…

Experience the Authenticity of Japan at Mukaitaki Ryokan!

Visiting Japan surely include sightseeing, picture taking from here and there, walking around, and devouring the Japanese cuisines. After a long day of all the activities, it is nice to have a break at a certain place. We want to stay in a place where we can feel comfortable and cared for. Thence, the Mukaitaki…

Beauty of Fukushima, Cherry blossom viewing in Hanamiyama

Famous Hanami spot blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ Fukushima, what does pop on your mind when you hear about this prefecture? Don’t tell me that you are scared to come to this prefecture. Yes, this is where the Nuclear leak was. BUT! Do you know that that was just but a small part of the total area of Fukushima!?…