- MOVIE STORY
- Fukushima, the third largest prefecture in Japan, has a number of unique onsen locations. In this video, with John Daub, producer of the popular video channel ONLY in JAPAN, we visit thirteen such locations, in the search for the best onsen in Fukushima.
Different people have different ways to enjoy onsens. Some people go to onsen to view the majestic scenery, some enjoy the spring water itself for the health benefits that the minerals bring, and some are simply fascinated by hot spring inns and Japanese cuisine.
So, in what ways does John enjoy onsen? Well, the answer to this question, along with wonderful outdoor baths in the snow and 360 degree panoramic views, are just some of the must-sees in this video.
Play RELAXING ONSEN in Fukushima
What makes Fukushima's hot spring onsens special? One answer must be the views. From the Pacific Ocean seaside to towering mountain ranges, there are numerous charming onsen towns where you can witness the ever-changing expressions of abundant nature.
Additionally, central Fukushima is just an 80 minute trip from Tokyo! It's the perfect place for a spur-of-the-moment day trip, or a long vacation to enjoy its many onsens.
- Safety in Fukushima Prefecture
- Fukushima has been taking positive steps towards recovery since the 2011 Great East Japan Eathquake. We have a website detailing radiation levels across the prefecture. Please browse from here. We hope that you will feel assured that you can enjoy Fukushima.
The third biggest prefecture in Japan situated in the south of the "Tohoku" region in the Northern part of the Japanese main island of Honshu. Around 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen or 3 hours by car. A modern prefecture that embraces educational school trips which many students want to experience.