Meet a beautiful world
Also known as "Hama-dori," Fukushima's Coastal Region facing the Pacific to the east offers both exquisite coastal beauty and the pleasure of sea bathing. "Naka-dori," or the Central Region stretching north to south through the center of the prefecture, is dotted with a number of well-known flower-viewing venues including Hanamiyama Park. To the west lies the mountainous "Aizu" Region, where you can greet nature's scenic grandeurs, such as Mt. Bandai and Oze National Park.
Centuries-old cultural traditions and rich history
A fertile soil for historical heritage, Fukushima contains numerous historical spots, such as the Tsurugajo Castle dating back to the 14th century and the quaint post town of Ouchi-juku which features attractive thatched-roof structures built around 1640. Best known among the many traditional events are the spectacular Soma Nomaoi samurai horsemen event and the Sukagawa Taimatsu-akashi fire festival featuring enormous torches.
An ample array of
Fukushima Prefecture is famous nationwide for the production of fruit (peaches, nashi pears, apples, etc.) and Japanese sake. Especially in recent times, a number of sake brands from Fukushima have won top prizes in competition both in Japan and abroad. As for specific local popular dishes, Kitakata Ramen noodles and Fukushima Emban Gyoza disk-shaped pan-fried dumplings are celebrated. Folk crafts are visitor-favored souvenir items.
Measuring air radiation dose in real time
In order to assure the safety of Fukushima residents as well as visitors, we have installed at key locations 628 monitoring posts prefecture-wide to determine air dose rates. We have also set up as many as 3,102 real-time dosimeters at schools, nursery centers and parks.
Thorough food inspection is conducted
Since the occurrence of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the prefectural administration, producers and distributors have joined forces to conduct inspection of agricultural, forestry and marine products produced in Fukushima Prefecture, allowing only safety-confirmed products to be shipped and utilized.