Fukushima(Iwaki・Koriyama・Fukushima・Aizu・Shirakawa) for travel, dining, shopping, events etc.


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Iwaki, where the Kuroshio and Oyashio ocean currents meet, has built a fantastic aquarium based on this theme, giving visitors a rare look at the Pacific from many perspectives. In addition it boasts the world’s largest beachside touch- pool, Janome Beach, open from late April until September, where we can run feel the sensations of walking barefoot on the beach, tidal flats and rocky shoreline.

Location Iwaki, Onohama, Tatsumi-cho 50
Hours 9:00-17:30 March 21- November 30
9:00-17:00 December 1-March 20
Closed Open daily
Admission fee Adults 1,600 yen
Elementary, junior and senior high-school students 800 yen
Tel 0246-73-2525
HP http://www.marine.fks.ed.jp/


【Shioyazaki Lighthouse】
The lighthouse was completed on Dec. 15, 1899. It was demolished and rebuilt after many cracks were caused by the November 1938 earthquake off the northern Fukushima coast and then again damaged by air attack by U.S. forces during the Second World War, and restored in May 1950. In Feb. 2008 the exhibition room reopened.

【Hibari Monument】
The lyrics of Misora Hibari’s classic song, “Midaregami” deals with this historic lighthouse. At the foot of the hill, a monument stone to Hibari contains a tanka poem and this song flows from a speaker when a sensor in front signals the presence of a visitor.

Location Taira, Usuiso Aza, Yadosaki 34
Admission fee  


On a hill 106 meters above sea level, Marine Tower rises 59.9 meters, affording an inhalation of fresh sea breeze and a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Pacific and surrounding area from the Sky Step observation room.

Location Iwaki, Onohama, Shimokajiro Daisaku 93
Hours 9:00-19:00 July 20-Aug. 31
9:00-17:00 Sept. 1- July 19
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing time
Closed Closed every third Tuesday of the month, January 1
Admission fee Adults 320 yen
Middle, high-school, and university students 210 yen
Elementary school students 160 yen
Tel 0246-53-2448
HP http://www.iwakicity-park.or.jp/misaki/


With an area six times the size of Tokyo Dome and with a constant temperature of 28 degrees year round, the resort offers five theme parks where we can wear swim-suits everywhere. There are museums and entertainment attractions like the hula performances and museum, and also the “Edojowa yoichi” which the Guinness Book of Records attests to be the largest outdoor bath in the world. Dec. 3, 2011 the resort reopened following the earthquake. On Feb. 8, 2012 the new Monolith Tower Hotel was opened.

Location Iwaki City, Jobanfujiwara-machi Warabidaira 50
Hours Weekdays 9:30-22:00
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00-22:30
Closed Closed every third Tuesday, Jan 1
Admission fee Adults 3,150 yen
Children 1,905 yen
Infants 1,334 yen
Tel 0246-43-2644
HP http://www.hawaiians.co.jp/


There is much to see and enjoy in the large hall of this big attraction. Fishmongers are hawking the fresh catches sold at auction which one can relish at the same site in a choice of restaurants. This is the terminal for the cruise ships. Onahama Port always has fresh attractions for your enjoyment.

Location Iwaki City, Onahama Tatsumi-cho 43-1
Hours Fish market 9:00-18:00
Shops and restaurants 10:00-18:00
Closed Closed times depend on the individual shops
Admission fee Free admittance
Tel 0246-92-3701
HP http://www.lalamew.jp/


This border checkpoint (seki) was one of the three Oshu-san-seki , (including those in Shirakawa, and Nenjuga Seki in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture) , and is now a Fukushima Prefecture Nature Park. The writer Utamakura said, “Don’t come.”(not “Well-come”) Both the history museum and the reading room have been re-opened following the 2011 earthquake.

Location Iwaki city, Nakoso-machi, Sekida area
Closed Closed every third Tuesday of the month and Jan. 1
Admission fee Free admittance
Tel Nakoso History Museum


During the prosperous years of the Joban Coal Field, dinosaur fossils of Futaba Zausuru Suzukii, Kubinagaryu, were unearthed in Iwaki. These fossils and the mine’s history and the present mine are on display here and, in a hands-on experience class teaching about use of tools, samples of ammonite and amber can be used to make accessories.

On April 1, 2009 the ordinance was changed and non-residents over 65 must pay.

In April Heisei 22 we renewal opening and we decided on the name “Horuru”!

※On Wednesday July 20, Heisei 23 (2011), we reopened.

Location Iwaki City, Joban Yumoto-machi, Mukoda 3-1
Hours 9:00-17:00
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed Closed every third Tuesday of the month.
Admission fee Adults 630 yen (group 570 yen)
University and high-school students and Junior high-school 420 yen (group 380 yen)
elementary students 320 yen (group 280 yen)
※Iwaki residents over 65 can enter without charge.
※People with physical or mental disabilities and convalescents undergoing rehabilitation are allowed free admission upon presentation of an authorized note from a health institution.
※Students of elementary, middle, and high school, and vo-tech students are admitted free only on Saturdays and Sundays.
※On April 1, 2009 the ordinance was changed and non-residents over 65 must pay.
Tel 0246-42-3155
HP http://www.sekitankasekikan.or.jp/


This memorial museum introduces us to the world of Kusano Shimpei, who is known as “the poet of frogs". The establishment houses diversified exhibitions of writing materials, pictures, letters, posthumous manuscripts and recordings of the poet himself reading.
※Since April 1, 2009 the ordinance was changed and non-residents over 65 must pay.
※On July 3, Heisei 23 (2011), we reopened.

Location Iwaki city, Ogawa-machi, Takahagi, Shitamichi 1-39
Hours 9:00-17:00 (July and August Saturdays open until 20:00)
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Closed on Mondays and from Dec. 29-Jan.1
Admission fee Adults 420 yen (group 330 yen)
University and high-school students 310 yen (group 250 yen)
Junior high-school and elementary students 150 yen (group 120 yen)
On weekends there is no charge for residents 65 or older as well as those with verified physical or mental disabilities
As of April 1, 2009, nonresidents will need to pay the admission fee.
Tel 0246-83-0005
HP http://k-shimpei.jp/


People come from other areas as well as Fukushima to enjoy swimming and sunbathing at the prefecture’s largest beach. Not so far from Nakoso Station are other tourist facilities and attractions like the Nakoso Seki Ruins etc.

Location Iwaki City, Nakoso-machi, Sekida area
Admission fee  


The coast between Yotsukura and Hisanohama along Route 6 has as its symbol the red bridge jutting from the mainland to Benten Island. Fisherman place great faith in the Buddha of the Hattachi Yakushi and on New year’s Day many people visit to pray as the sun rises. A wonderful spot for photographers.

Location Iwaki City, Hisanohama-machi, Tanoami area
Admission fee  
Tel Iwaki Office of Tourism 0246-23-0122

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