A Sensational Family Destination


Fukushima prefecture in Japan offers a perfect balance of natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance. The region has a lot to offer for families who are looking for a unique and authentic cultural experience.

Fukushima is known for its breathtaking scenic beauty, where visitors can experience different landscapes, including mountains, lakes, and hot springs. The area is also home to several national parks offering a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and skiing. Fukushima prefecture is also famous for its delicious local cuisine, including freshwater fish, rice, and fruits. Families can enjoy local dishes while enjoying the peaceful countryside scenery.

Fukushima prefecture also has several historical sites, including traditional Japanese temples, shrines, and castles that provide an insight into the region's rich cultural heritage. For example, the Aizuwakamatsu Castle, built-in 1384, offers an incredible exploration of Japanese history. Families can also visit the historical town of Ouchijuku, located in the center of the mountainous region, which preserves Edo-era ambiance, architecture, and customs.

Finally, Fukushima prefecture is an excellent destination for families to learn more about Japanese culture through various festivals and events. For instance, the Aizu-Wakamatsu festival, held in October, is known for its Samurai parade, traditional Japanese music, and dance performances. Fukushima is also famous for its Cherry blossom season and its Fireworks festival.

Overall, Fukushima prefecture offers a lot to see, do, eat and experience for families, making it a unique and rewarding travel destination.


Family, Friends & Everyone

1. Visit the Tsuruga Castle: Explore the impressive Japanese castle and learn about its history through various exhibits and displays.

2. Explore Koriyama City Museum of Art: Discover the world of contemporary and traditional Japanese art through family-friendly exhibitions and workshops.

3. Discover nature at Inawashiro Lake: Enjoy the stunning scenery and try activities such as boating, hiking, and cycling.

4. Visit Iimoriyama: Learn about the history of the Aizu region and the famous Byakkotai warriors, who were teenage samurai soldiers, at this historical site.

5. Have fun at Spa Resort Hawaiians: Experience a day of tropical fun at this water park, complete with hot springs and Hawaiian-themed attractions.

6. Admire the Azuma-Kofuji mountain: Take a family hike up this majestic mountain and take in the breathtaking views from the top.

7. Experience traditional Japanese culture at Ouchijuku: Immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese village, complete with thatched-roofed houses and local crafts.

8. Learn about the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: Educational tours are offered by the power plant to provide an insightful account of the environmental and social impact of the accident.

9. Participate in festivals: Join the locals in festivals such as the Aizu-Wakamatsu Festival or the Koriyama Music Festival to experience Japanese culture and traditions.

10. Visit Higashiyama Hot Spring Village: Relax and rejuvenate with a hot spring experience in this quaint and peaceful village. 

Spa Resorts Hawaiians Fukushima

Spa Resorts Hawaiians Fukushima is a luxurious spa resort located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The resort is built around a natural hot spring, which is one of the largest in Japan.

The resort features a variety of facilities for guests to enjoy, including an indoor pool, a water park, a sauna, and a fitness center. There are also outdoor hot spring baths, a beauty salon, and a massage center.

One of the unique features of Spa Resorts Hawaiians Fukushima is its Polynesian theme. The resort is designed to resemble a Hawaiian village, with thatched-roof buildings and tropical vegetation. The resort also hosts daily Polynesian dance shows and other cultural events.

Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, including traditional Japanese-style rooms and Western-style rooms. There are also suites and cottages available for larger groups or families.

Spa Resorts Hawaiians Fukushima offers a luxurious and relaxing getaway for anyone looking to experience traditional Japanese hot springs and Polynesian culture.


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Aquamarine Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima is an ‘environmental aquarium’ that exhibits aquatic creatures in environments which closely mimic their natural habitats.

As well as being an aquarium, Aquamarine Fukushima is also home to a research center and offers educational information about sustainability and conservation.

The main exhibits are two gigantic tanks that extend from the second to the fourth floor, reproducing Shiome no Umi, an area of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture where the Kuroshio (Black Current) and the Oyashio (Kurile Current) meet.

Visitors can enjoy walking through a transparent tunnel whilst being surrounded by the wealth of marine life found in Shiome no Umi, which includes vast schools of sardines and bonito. On the fourth floor, visitors can also visit a calming botanical garden which exhibits the various plant life of Fukushima Prefecture.

In addition, guests can see over the top of the main tank, a great spot to appreciate the sheer scale of the water and the curious marine life below. There is also a touch tank where interested visitors can try touching starfish and other small sea critters.

Since its establishment, Aquamarine Fukushima has conducted research into an ancient species of fish called coelacanths, and its findings are exhibited on the first floor in a corner entitled the World of Coelacanths. Here visitors can view an anatomical specimen of the rarely seen coelacanth and watch exclusive footage of living coelacanths.

There are events throughout the year, with many activities for children and families to enjoy together including a fish maze, art festivals, and a fishing experience where you can catch real fish to be fried for lunch!

If catching your own lunch doesn’t appeal to you, you are in luck as there is a seafood market selling fresh seafood just a 10-minute walk away!

The seafood market is located within Iwaki Lalamew, a shopping center that also includes restaurants where you can dine on locally sourced, freshly caught fish.




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Abukuma Caves

Abukuma is a naturally formed beauty created over the course of 80 million years.
Inside the 600m long cave you’ll find huge stalactites hanging from the ceiling and stalagmites made form bamboo shoot-like deposits on the cave floor. It’s a world with an infinite variety of mysteries.
There are names for all the beautiful formations carved by the effects of erosion that the dripping groundwater bring, and these formations captivate visitors.

The cave is divided into three levels. In Takine Goten, the largest of the halls, visitors can appreciate the Crystal Curtain, Boxwork, cave shield, cave coral, and other invaluable stalactites only found here, up close.
There are other natural mysteries that continue to impress visitors as well, such as Ryugu den, Tsuki no Sekai, Juhyo, Christmas Tree, and petrified wood.



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