Despite the tragedies that occurred in Fukushima over 11 years ago, this northern prefecture - one of Japan's largest - is open for business. You won't find hordes of other travelers here, leaving you to enjoy the sites in serenity.
Eleven years have passed since the East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The unprecedented 9.0-magnitude earthquake, subsequent tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown struck the eastern coast and caused significant damage nationwide.
Aizu region in Fukushima Prefecture accommodates a lot of historical sites, such as Tsurugajo Castle, Nishinkan School and Oyakuen Herb Garden, filled with rich heritage and traditions of samurai warriors.
Mount Bandai in Fukushima Prefecture has made its transformation to autumn colors. Nearby, Goshikinuma, the five-color ponds, is a popular destination to view the colors of the season as well as a view of the majestic mountain.
Experience the world of Godzilla, Ultraman and their co-creator, Eiji Tsuburaya the God of Special Effects in Sukagawa, Fukushima, as the region continues to rebound from the Great Eastern Earthquake. On Jan. 11, after five years in the making, the Sukagawa Citizens Exchange Center tette building opened to hundreds in attendance.