Welcome to Fukushima’s travel trade website for travel professionals. This platform features news, resources, webinars and an up-to-date information about Fukushima. The site also features suggested itineraries and our point of contact details as Australia’s official Fukushima Prefecture representatives to help you show your clients the best of Fukushima.

ABOUT US

Nippon Travel Agency X Australia Attractions

Email: sales_fukushima@nta.com.au

Simon Williamson (Australian Attractions): 0438 744 633
Ken Corbett (Australian Attractions): 0414 904 746
Nippon Travel Agency Australia Sydney Office: (02) 9275-9661

We are travel professionals with significant experience in the Fukushima tourism industry and have been appointed as Australia’s official representative for Fukushima Prefecture.

For any enquiries regarding Fukushima tourism, please feel free to reach out to us.

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FUKUSHIMA

Click the download button to find your essential travel guides on each destination and look for inspiration and suggested itineraries.

ALL ABOUT FUKUSHIMA

Have a deeper understanding of Fukushima, its uniqueness and an insight into various tourist attractions and rich activities.

Fukushima is Japan’s 3rd largest prefecture by area, and is famous for bountiful nature, scrumptious cuisine, and welcoming locals. Fukushima is roughly split into three regions: Aizu, filled with abundant wilderness dotted by historical landmarks; Nakadori, known for gorgeous flowers and fresh fruit; and Hamadori, which faces the Pacific Ocean and is packed with stunning landscapes. Each region has its own unique features, culture, and climate, making them all equally worth exploring.

FUKUSHIMA'S TOP 8 CHARMS THAT CAPTIVATE AUSTRALIANS!

1. Quick Access to a Blissful Spot Away from the City Hustle

Just a short trip from Tokyo on the bullet train, Fukushima Prefecture offers a blissful escape from the urban hustle and bustle, where you can immerse yourself in nature and history. It's a serene haven waiting to be discovered by seasoned travellers from around the world, sure to keep you coming back.

2. A Treasure Trove of Diverse Culinary Delights and Proud Produce

Fukushima boasts the highest number of "100-Year Food" certifications by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan. It's a gourmet paradise where fresh ingredients and a diverse food culture merge, complemented by renowned sake that delights the soul.

3. A Snowy Paradise Full of Powder Snow Ski Resorts

Experience the ultimate in powder snow at Japan's largest ski resorts. Wrapped in a snowy wonderland, Fukushima is the ideal setting for thrilling winter adventures.

4. Educational and Exciting Travel Programs

Fukushima offers unique educational travel programs through Samurai Spirit Tourism and Hope Tourism. Embark on a journey where knowledge and inspiration intersect.

5. Unique Cultural Experiences and the Depth of Traditional Crafts

Fukushima captivates travellers with its unique cultural experiences and traditional craftsmanship. Feel the breath of tradition as you embark on a journey filled with new discoveries.

6. Harmony with Nature! The Beauty and Activities of the Warmer Months

Surrounded by nature, Fukushima offers a variety of activities to enjoy. In the warmer months, experience the beauty and harmony of living with nature.

7. Learn and Be Inspired by the Past! Historical Tourist Attractions

Rich in traditional tourist attractions, Fukushima allows you to connect with history. Feel the echo of the past as you step into the future.

8. A Safe and Welcoming Destination with Just a 1-Hour Time Difference

A safe and friendly environment awaits travellers, welcoming them with open arms. Feel secure and open your heart to new experiences and encounters in Fukushima.

WEBINAR SERIES

Fukushima Prefecture has hosted two online webinars with different guest speakers to present unique tourism products for your better understanding of the region. Please watch these webinars which will greatly assist your knowledge and ability to sell Fukushima Prefecture to your clients.

Seminar Program and Schedule

Session 1 for educational tour providers
TOPIC GUEST SPEAKER
Fukushima Prefecture summary
(How to get to Fukushima Prefecture from major
travel destinations and the surrounding areas)
TOMOAKI SUZUKI
(FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE)
Covid status update and the prevention
measures taken in Fukushima Prefecture
Topic 1:
Educational travel and sport tourism to
Fukushima Prefecture with case studies
sports camps held in the region
PETER GIBSON
(GULLIVERS SPORT TRAVEL)
Topic 2:
Samurai tourism and attractions related to
the wonderful Samurai tradition in Japan
MITSUKO ABE
(TOUR GUIDE INTERPRETER)
Topic 3:
Hope tourism
Hope tourism is the new “study
tour programs” which encourages participants to learn and discover hope through dialogues with
those involved in the reconstruction of Fukushima,
while witnessing the stark realities of the devastating earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.
WILLIAM MCMICHAEL
(FUKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY)
Session 2 for all General tour providers
TOPIC GUEST SPEAKER
Fukushima summary
(How to get to Fukushima Prefecture from major
travel destinations and the surrounding areas)
TOMOAKI SUZUKI
(FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE)
Covid status update and the prevention measures taken in Fukushima Prefecture
Topic 1:
Fukushima Prefecture ski travel and
major tourist attractions
KEI ISHIUCHI
(AIZU SKI AREA ASSOCIATION)
Topic 2:
Popular itineraries and cultural experiences
ERIKA CSANYI
(AIZU WAKAMATSU INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
Topic 3:
Food and Sake (Japanese alcohol) in Fukushima Prefecture
YOSHIKATSU FUNAMI
(TRADE ASSOCIATION)

TOURISM INDUSTRY UPDATES

Find out what’s happening across Fukushima’s tourism sector and explore promising travel opportunities.

2024 Travel Plan Design Subsidy Guidelines

COVID-19 Information for Foreign Tourists in Fukushima

Guide to Visiting the Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint

Welcome to the Fukushima Online Training Course

Fukushima Fam Trip Report

About FUKUSHIMA Now

How to Get to Fukushima

Tokyo ⇄ Fukushima

1.  For Quick Travel: Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and Limited Express Trains

  • Tokyo ⇄ JR Fukushima Station: JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 1 hr 35 mins)
  • Tokyo ⇄ JR Koriyama Station: JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 1 hr 20 mins)
  • Tokyo ⇄ Aizu-Wakamatsu Station: JR Tohoku Shinkansen + JR Ban-Etsusai Line (Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins)
  • Tokyo ⇄ Iwaki Station: JR Limited Express Hitachi (Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins)

2.  To Enjoy the Scenery: Railway and Buses

  • Tokyo ⇄ JR Fukushima Station: Express bus (Approx. 4 hrs 30 mins)
  • Tokyo ⇄ JR Koriyama Station: Express bus (Approx. 4 hrs)
  • Tokyo ⇄ Aizu-Wakamatsu Station: Express bus (Approx. 4 hrs)
  • Tokyo ⇄ Iwaki Station: Express bus (Approx. 3 hrs)

 

 Narita Airport/Haneda Airport ⇄ Fukushima

1.  For Quick Travel: Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and Limited Express Trains

  • Narita Airport ⇄ Fukushima Station: Airport bus + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 3 hrs) or Keisei Skyliner + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 2 hrs 45 mins)
  • Haneda Airport ⇄ Fukushima Station: Keikyu Airport Line + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 2 hrs) or Tokyo Monorail + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 2 hrs)

2.  To Enjoy the Scenery: Buses

  • Narita Airport ⇄ Fukushima Station: Express bus (Approx. 5 hrs)

 

Osaka ⇄ Fukushima

1.  For Quick Travel: Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and Limited Express Trains

  • JR Kyoto Line + JR Tokaido Shinkansen + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 5 hrs)

2.  To Appreciate the Scenery and Enjoy the Bullet Train: Railways and Busses

  • Overnight bus + JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Approx. 9 hrs 30 mins)

3.  For a Relaxing Journey By Air: Aeroplane

  • Osaka International (Itami) Airport ⇄ Fukushima Airport

Fukushima Cherry Blossom Guide

Fukushima, Japan’s third-largest prefecture, is divided into three regions by two mountain ranges. The varied geography and climate across these regions result in a prolonged cherry blossom season from early April to mid-May.

As the map shows, Fukushima Prefecture’s cherry blossoms typically begin blooming on the eastern side and spread across the prefecture in an M shape.

See the link for some of the recommended popular cherry blossom viewing spots.
https://fukushima.travel/page/sakura

Fukushima's Ground Operators

Explore the database of experienced and knowledgeable ground operators specialising in trips to Fukushima Prefecture. Find a local ground operator to assist with your enquiry.

FUKUSHIMA TRAVEL

Australia’s Official Fukushima Prefecture Representatives
For any enquiries regarding Fukushima tourism, please feel free to reach out to
sales_fukushima@nta.com.au or call
Simon Williamson (Australian Attractions): 0438 744 633
Nippon Travel Agency Australia Sydney Office: (02) 9275-9661