I made my way to Koriyama from Sendai via Shinkansen Yamabiko to continue my travel across Tohoku Region. In between these two cities is Fukushima City, the center of the 2011 nuclear plant disaster, where the train made a brief stop to board and disembark passengers. I was surprised to see that there were quite […]Read more "“We Love Fukushima”, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan"
With the surrounding mountain range and open farm fields, where the town people follows an honest, steady and persevering lives, Aizu Wakamatsu of Fukushima prefecture is the ideal setting of a Samurai city- both in geography and in spirit. Aizu Wakamatsu may not be as well-known as the other former castle town in Japan, but […]Read more "Samurai City of Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan"
Deriving its name from the geographical location – kita means “north” and kata means “direction”, the town of Kitakata is located at the northwestern part of Fukushima. To make it simple, almost close to the side of Nikko and relatively far from the damaged nuclear plant, with the current radiation level of almost the same […]Read more "In the land of Kura, Sake and Ramen: Kitakata, Fukushima, Japan"
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant disaster made the prefecture of Fukushima internationally known for all the wrong reasons. The words “radiation” and “unsafe” became synonymous to the town’s image, where both local and foreign tourists completely abandoned the area rendering it from a place for sightseeing to a place to fear and skip. I am […]Read more "Colored Lakes of Urabandai, A reason to visit Fukushima again"