Aquamarine Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima is a fun, thought-provoking aquarium and research centre in Iwaki. Aquamarine Fukushima educates visitors about the marine animals and ecosystems found in oceans, rivers, streams, seashores, and even rice paddies, through a wide range of displays. From ‘living fossils’ – ocean creatures whose genes have hardly changed since ancient times – to recentlyContinue reading Aquamarine Fukushima

Onsen for Horses

Tucked away in the mountains, by the coast, or overlooking stunning lakes, there are over 130 hot spring establishments in Fukushima Prefecture for onsen lovers to choose from. Regardless of whether you want to visit a hot spring for its health benefits, or just to relax, and whether you want to chat with the locals,Continue reading Onsen for Horses

Praying at a Shinto Shrine

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen has been famous for its onsen (natural thermal baths) for 1200 years. Although I did not have a chance to hunt for fossils, I stayed at Koito Ryokan overnight, and got to experience the town’s legendary onsen first-hand. Iwaki Yumoto Onsen town’s hot springs are special due to their long history and the healing properties ofContinue reading Praying at a Shinto Shrine