Introduction of Fukushima

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Meet a beautiful world
of nature.

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.

Hanamiyama Park

Hanamiyama Park

  • Oze National Park

    Oze National Park

  • Shioyazaki Lighthouse

    Shioyazaki Lighthouse

  • Bandai-Azuma Skyline

    Bandai-Azuma Skyline

  • Lake Inawashiro and Mt. Bandai

    Lake Inawashiro and Mt. Bandai

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.

Tsurugajo Castle

Tsurugajo Castle

  • Soma Nomaoi

    Soma Nomaoi

  • Sukagawa Taimatsu-akashi

    Sukagawa Taimatsu-akashi

  • Aka-beko (red-cow toys)

    Aka-beko (red-cow toys)

  • Ouchi-juku

    Ouchi-juku

An ample array of
succulent specialties

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.

Peaches

Peaches

  • Kitakata Ramen noodles

    Kitakata Ramen noodles

  • Fukushima Emban Gyoza

    Fukushima Emban Gyoza

  • Japanese sake

    Japanese sake

  • Sunshine Tomatoes

    Sunshine Tomatoes

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.

Current radiation level

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.

  • Topsoil is scraped off of unplowed fields to remove any radioactive residue.

  • Each bag of rice is thoroughly inspected with cesium level monitoring equipment.

  • All food producing centers confirm their food safety via sample inspection.

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