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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 in the west, Naka dori in the centre and Hama dori in the east. Aizu is mountainous with snowy winters, while the climate in Hama dori is moderated by the Pacific Ocean.


  • Fukushima — The prefectural capital
  • Iwaki — City located in southern part of the Hamadōri coastal region
  • Aizu-Wakamatsu — a castle city located near the middle of the prefecture
  • Koriyama — the largest city in the prefecture
  • Shirakawa — the southernmost city in Fukushima
  • Sukagawa — famous for its Taimatsu Akashi (fire festival) and peony garden
  • Kitakata — a city close to Aizu-Wakamatsu which is famous for ramen and old warehouses
  • Tamura — known for Abukuma Caves.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Mount Bandai — Home to the Bandai-Asahi National Park and numerous snow and hot springs resorts
  • Lake Inawashiro — Japan's fourth largest lake
  • Oze National Park — the largest highland marshland on Japan's main island of Honshu.


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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, 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, linking Koriyama with Niigata via the ski resorts of Inawashiro and Aizuwakamatsu.

By 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.

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In Fukushima, everyone knows “Mama doll”. Mama doll 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"). Mama doll is sometimes shown on the TV. Many people who visit Fukushima buy it as a souvenir.

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