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Beyond Tokyo
Itinerary ideas for your trip
in Fukushima
Hope Tourism in Fukushima

An in-depth study tour of Fukushima Prefecture - the only place in the world to have experienced an earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster, and the consequent reputational damage all at once. Learn about the reconstruction efforts to date, and the challenges that are yet to come (interpreting guide needed).

This itinerary is designed for groups traveling via charter bus. Those not traveling as part of a group should rent a car or use public transportation to follow this suggested itinerary.

Course Highlights

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 19:00 a.m. – 5:05 p.m.

1Koriyama Station

  • busbus 30 min

290 min
Commutan FukushimaA

Learn basic information about the disaster through exhibitions and videos.

  • technical
  • busbus 20 min

390 min
Garden Restaurant Sarara

Enjoy a buffet spread made from local produce.

  • lunch
  • walking
  • shoping
  • busbus 90 min

4120 min
Aquamarine Fukushima (Fukushima Ocean Science Museum)

Badly damaged in 2011 by the tsunami, this aquarium is now a symbol of recovery.

  • technical
  • walking
  • shoping
  • busbus 30 min

5120 min
Spa Resort Hawaiians

The hula show, popular now as ever, was able to bring joy to people after the disaster.

  • activity
  • shoping
  • busbus 15 min

DAY 28:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen

  • busbus 60 min

190 min
TEPCO Decommissioning Archive CenterB

Get an overview of the nuclear disaster and the decommissioning efforts that have followed.

  • technical
  • busbus 10 min

2120 min
Yonomori District

District divided into the previously evacuated area and the current "Difficult-to-return Zone."

  • technical
  • walking
  • bus 40 min

3
Route 6

Pass streets frozen in time, where barricades still block entrance to homes and shops.

  • technical

4120 min
Ukedo District

Area heavily damaged by both the tsunami and nuclear disaster.

  • sightseeing
  • walking
  • busbus 30 min

5Minamisoma City

DAY 39:50 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Minamisoma City

  • busbus 10 min

1120 min
Asubito Fukushima (General Incorporated Association)C

Organization fostering talented individuals to lead the way for future Fukushima reconstruction.

  • technical
  • busbus 50 min

275 min
Michi-no-Eki Madei-kan (Roadside Rest Area)D

Roadside Rest Area opened as a base for regional revitalization.

  • technical
  • shoping
  • bus 60 min

3Fukushima Station

Itinerary ideas for your trip in Fukushima

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