Fukushima city [福島]
Tourist Attractions in Fukushima city
Fukushima city is the prefectural capital and is located at northernmost part of Fukushima Prefecture.
The population of the city is about 280,000.
There are the volcanoes more than 1,700 meters high on the western side and the mountains about 1,000 meters high on the eastern side.
The city is located on a basin between the mountains.
Fukushima has been the central city in this area and the name of the prefecture came from the city.
Recently, it tends to become a satellite city of Sendai located about 70 km northeast of this city.
Fukushima city from Hanamiyama Park
From the 15th century to 1873, there was Fukushima Castle in the current center of the city.
Fukushima had been a castle city.
But there are only a few ruins of the castle in the city.
Around the city, various fruits such as peach and pear are richly cultivated.
Yamagata-Shinkansen branches off from Tohoku-Shinkansen at Fukushima station.
It is another main railway line in Tohoku Region.
Fukushima has been an important junction since old times.
There are some spots like hot springs and parks in the city.
How to get here
From Tokyo, 1 hour and 35 - 40 minutes by Tohoku-Shinkansen.