5 Ginkgo Tree Spots To Visit in Fukushima this Autumn

When it comes to the Japanese traditional of autumn leaf viewing, Fukushima Prefecture has so many fantastic spots to choose from. Whether the leaves of dark red maples, or bright yellow ginkgos, there are countless places worth visiting. In this post, I’ll introduce some of the famous and lesser-known ginkgo tree spots to visit thisContinue reading 5 Ginkgo Tree Spots To Visit in Fukushima this Autumn

A day out in green, green Kawauchi

While many towns dotted across Japan are famous for local food or particular landmarks, the small village of Kawauchi is known for something pretty interesting: its frogs! This village loves frogs so much that their village mascot is a frog called Moritaro. Moritaro features on brochures and pamphlets about Kawauchi, and even makes an appearanceContinue reading A day out in green, green Kawauchi

10 Beautiful Places to See Autumn Leaves in Fukushima This Year

Fukushima Prefecture is packed with such a variety of amazing scenic spots. It goes without saying that there is lots to see during the momiji (autumn-leaf viewing) season! I have compiled a list of 10 of my recommended spots for autumn-leaf viewing, based on places I have been to, and those I can’t wait toContinue reading 10 Beautiful Places to See Autumn Leaves in Fukushima This Year

A Hike to the Yellow Lilies of the Oguni Marshlands

Every year in late June, bright yellow Nikko Kisuge Lilies light up Oguni Marshlands. I’ve seen many photos of these beautiful flowers since coming to Fukushima, so I was determined to go and see them for myself. Oguninuma (the name of the marshland area) is in Urabandai area, and is part of the stunning nationalContinue reading A Hike to the Yellow Lilies of the Oguni Marshlands

Salvador Dali Art Museum in Stunning Japanese National Park

When I’ve spoken to friends from around the world who have visited Fukushima about their favourite places in the prefecture, this museum’s name has been brought up time and time again. So what is so special about this museum?   Salvador Dali Galore The founder of Morohashi Museum of Modern Art donated his personal artContinue reading Salvador Dali Art Museum in Stunning Japanese National Park

Historic Kabuki Performances Held in Hinoemata Village

This Friday a kabuki performance will be held at the magnificent open-air Hinoemata Kabuki Stage! What is Kabuki? Kabuki is a form of Japanese theatre born in the Edo period. It is different from Noh and Bungaku – the other 2 traditional forms of theater – through its use of vibrant costumes and make up,Continue reading Historic Kabuki Performances Held in Hinoemata Village