Lately, the city of Fukushima seems to only be associated with the very tragic events following the high-magnitude earth quake and subsequent nuclear power plant damage. Of course, it’s extremely important to note that some parts of the city are very unsafe for humans, and have been excluded from the rest of the city by the Japanese authorities. However, there is still beauty and excitement in Fukushima, and the cherry blossoms still adorn the city’s parks and trees every spring, a sure sign of hope for a place that has seen more than its fair share of destruction.
From Fukushima Airport
, it’s easy to take a train directly into the city center, where there are several choices for accommodation. Getting around in Fukushima is best done either on foot or by taxi, and many of the city’s most popular attractions such as the parks and arts museums are easy to reach by short taxi rides from most hotels in the city center.
If visiting Fukushima during the spring, don’t miss a chance to see the beautiful cherry blossoms, either by just walking around the city or going to specific places like Miharutaki Cherry Blossoms Park
or the more popular and therefore more crowded Hanamiyama Park.
Fukushima is also famous for its hot springs, of which there are over a hundred all within easy reach of the city center, including Izaka Hot Springs
, which is just a short train ride from the city center.
There’s much more to see and do in Fukushima, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.