This is actually my 150th post on Rediscover Fukushima! It seems fitting that the timing worked out like this, but I actually have an exciting announcement to make. I started this blog in September 2016 because there wasn’t a lot of information available online in English about Fukushima Prefecture, which meant people around the worldContinue reading Fukushima Travel: New Website!
Recently there have been sightings of bears in a couple of popular sightseeing spots in Fukushima Prefecture, including Goshiki-numa Ponds. It made me realise that I had no idea what to do in the event of coming across a bear when travelling around the Prefecture. So I decided to make this simple guide, using informationContinue reading Wild bears in Japan – What to do
After writing about visiting Japanese onsen in my blog post ‘Rotenburo Heaven – Private Open-Air Baths in Fukushima’ a few weeks ago, I realised I should make a post about day-passes at onsen, which can be a bit confusing for visitors to Japan. So I thought I’d write about “higaeri nyuyoku” today! What is HigaeriContinue reading Taking Day Trips to Onsen in Japan
Here you’ll find information about visiting the snow & winter festivals happening in Fukushima over the next couple of weeks. Please note the time tables listed below are the 2019 winter season time tables. Skip to the festival you’d like to know about by choosing from the list below: Ouchi-juku Snow Festival Tadami Snow FestivalContinue reading Fukushima Snow Festivals Guide 2019
What is an Onsen? The word ‘onsen’ is often used to mean a naturally occurring hot spring source, but can also refer to baths filled with onsen water. The word ‘onsen’ also features in the names of hot spring resort towns and villages. For example, ‘Higashiyama Onsen’ refers both to the hot spring sourceContinue reading Introduction to Visiting Onsen in Japan
Some of Fukushima’s most stunning tourist spots can be difficult to get to by public transport. This includes Ouchi-juku, Shiramizu Amidado, Mt Kohata, Goshikinuma, Kitakata’s Warehouse district etc. Using taxis can often make getting around the prefecture really easy. This guide will explain how to take taxis in Fukushima, and will hopefully be relevant forContinue reading How to Take Taxis in Fukushima