Autumn Drive & Onsen Day-Trip in Southern Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture has some absolutely beautiful spots for enjoying Japan’s amazing autumn leaves. Although many of these can be accessed by public transport, one of my favourite spots is a little difficult to get to without hiring a car. So, I recommend renting a car and making a day of it in southern Fukushima –Continue reading Autumn Drive & Onsen Day-Trip in Southern Fukushima

Fringed Irises at Kozoji Temple in Iwaki

When I visited Okuaizu the other day, I saw lots of beautiful ‘fringed irises’. I’m not particularly knowledgeable about flowers, but I’m pretty sure I’d never seen these flowers before coming to Japan. Seeing them in Okuaizu instantly reminded me a photograph I saw when I first moved to Fukushima Prefecture. At that time, IContinue reading Fringed Irises at Kozoji Temple in Iwaki

Crossing Mugenkyo Ravine by Ferry (Mugenkyo no Watashi)

I had seen some amazing photos of the Mugenkyo Ferry (夢幻峡の渡し)passing through the beautiful emerald water of the Tadami River, and was excited to go and experience the ferry ride for myself. So I headed off to Mishima Town to meet Hoshi san, who had kindly offered to show me around. My experience of theContinue reading Crossing Mugenkyo Ravine by Ferry (Mugenkyo no Watashi)

Mt Issaikyo ‘The Witch’s Eye’ – in Fukushima City

Important News: Access to the Bandai-Azuma Skyline Sightseeing Road has been restricted following the Volcanic Warning Level for Azumaya being raised from Level 1 (“Potential for Increased Activity”) to Level 2 (“Do Not Approach the Crater”). A restricted access zone has now been put into effect around within 1.5 k of the crater, meaning thatContinue reading Mt Issaikyo ‘The Witch’s Eye’ – in Fukushima City