Located in the southernmost area of Tohoku, Fukushima can be easily visited from Tokyo. During the Edo era, Fukushima was one of the most important stops for rice transport in the post town of Ouchi-juku. Tsuruga Castle of Fukushima is another remaining monument of the local history and culture, having several lords and historic significance. The nature of Fukushima can be enjoyed from late spring to early autumn with a hike in Oze National Park, as well as the natural atmosphere taken in by visiting Bandai Atami Onsen.
Ouchijuku is a former post town, connecting Aizu with Nikko during the Edo era. Restored and preserved, this modest town offers a glimpse of feudal Japan.
Also known as Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle, Tsuruga Castle was originally destroyed in 1868 during the Meiji era.
The Bandai Atami Onsen is fabled to have restorative properties with clear waters that are smooth and without odor.
This excellent hiking destination about 150 km north of Tokyo, Oze National Park is surrounded by mountains, best visited between early summer and early autumn.