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Fukushima (prefecture)

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Fukushima (prefecture)
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Quick Facts
Capital Fukushima
Government Japanese Prefecture
Currency Japanese Yen (¥)
Area 13,782.54 km2
Population 2,028,752
Language Japanese(No official language)
Religion n/a
Electricity 100V/50 or 60Hz (U.S. plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)
Time Zone UTC +9(No DST)

Fukushima prefecture (福島県 Fukushima-ken) is in the northeastern Tohoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.


Fukushima is the third largest prefecture in Japan (13,782.54 km²), and one of its least densely populated. The prefecture is divided into three main regions: Aizu(会津) in the west, Nakadori(中通り) in the centre and Hamadori(浜通り) in the east. Aizu is mountainous with snowy winters, while the climate in Hama dori is moderated by the Pacific Ocean(大平洋).



  • Aizu-Wakamatsu — a castle city located near the middle of the prefecture
  • Kitakata — a city close to Aizu-Wakamatsu which is famous for ramen and old warehouses

Naka dori(中通り)[edit]

  • Fukushima — The prefectural capital
  • Koriyama — the largest city in the prefecture
  • Sukagawa — famous for its Taimatsu Akashi (fire festival) and peony garden
  • Tamura — known for Abukuma Cave & Starry sky.
  • Shirakawa — the southernmost city in Fukushima

Hama dori(浜通り)[edit]

  • Iwaki — City located in southern part of the Hamadōri coastal region
  • So-ma — city located in northern part of Soso region(相双地区).known for So-ma nomaoi festival(相馬野馬追祭り)

Other destinations[edit]


  • Mount Adatara— Home to the Bandai-Asahi,near the Dake Onsen.
  • Mount Bandai — Home to the Bandai-Asahi National Park and numerous snow and hot springs resorts with Mount Adatara.


National park[edit]

  • Oze National Park— the largest highland marshland on Japan's main island of Honshu.

Tree & Cave[edit]

  • Miharu Takizakura— Japan's five cherry tree. The cherry blossom is about 1000 year old.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Fukushima is served by Fukushima Airport, located near Sukagawa to the south of Koriyama. The airport is served by JAL and ANA, with domestic services to Osaka, Sapporo and Naha. There are also international services to Shanghai and Seoul.

By train[edit]

High speed rail access is provided by the Tohoku Shinkansen(東北新幹線), which serves Shirakawa, Koriyama and Fukushima stations. The Tohoku Shinkansen links Fukushima with Tokyo in the south and the rest of Tohoku to the north. The Yamagata Shinkansen runs from Fukushima to various cities in Yamagata prefecture. Local train services include the Tohoku Main Line, which generally follows the route of the Tohoku Shinkansen; and the West Ban'etsu Line(磐越西線), linking Koriyama with Niigata via the ski resorts of Inawashiro and Aizuwakamatsu.

By bus[edit]

Public bus[edit]

123bus [1] is a company which provides daily night time bus services between Tokyo and Fukushima. With an online booking service in English.

Airport bus[edit]

The Airport bus is from Narita airport(成田空港) 1,2 and 3 terminal to Koriyama or Fukushima city by Fukushima transportation(福島交通).The bus fee is about 5500 Japanese yen.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

JR Line[edit]

Tohoku Honsen(東北本線) is from Fukushima city to Shirakawa. Banetsu west line(磐越西線) is from Aizu-wakamatsu to Koriyama. Banetsu east line(磐越東線) is from Koriyama to Iwaki.

Local Line[edit]

Tadami Line(只見鉄道) is from Aizu-Wakamatsu to Koide. This line is the one of best beautiful line not only fukushima but also Japan.

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Ouchijuku(大内宿) is Fukushima's ancient(Edo period) houses,located in Shimogo Town(下郷町). Traditional food is Negi Soba(ネギそば).


Goshiki-numa(五色沼)is located in Kita-shiobara village(Ura-bandai). Goshiki-numa is about thirsty lake&swarps.

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In Fukushima, everyone knows “Mamador(ままどおる)”. Mamador is a sweet which has white anko (milk flavor and chocolate flavor) inside it like an omanjuu. This name means “People who drink mothers’ milk” in Spanish (the Spanish original is "mamador"). Mamador is sometimes shown on the TV. Many people who visit Fukushima buy it as a souvenir.

Kitakata Ramen[edit]

Kitakata Ramen(喜多方ラーメン) is the three ramen of Japan along with Sapporo Ramen(札幌ラーメン) and Hakata Ramen(博多ラーメン). It origined Genraiken(源来軒) in Kitakata City.

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Rakuo milk[edit]

Rakuo milk(酪王牛乳) is located in Otsuki town,Koriyama,Fukushima prefecture.Rakuo milk is Fukushima's people local milk.


Fukushima preference (福島県) is famous area of Liquor production not only Japan but also World.Gold award(Japan's best liquor) five times from 2013.

Get out[edit]

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