Fukushima

 

Yanoharashitugen  Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture with three areas with different attractions.

 

Fukushima Prefecture is located in the southernmost part of the Tohoku region.
It is the third largest prefecture in Japan, featuring an abundance of great natural scenery and delicious food.
Fukushima Prefecture is divided into three parts: the Nakadori, Hamadori and Aizu regions. Nakadori has a Shinkansen station and an airport, and is the tourist hub of Fukushima. Hamadori is located on the Pacific Ocean side and is a hotspot for marine sports. The Aizu region is a city of culture and history and exhibiting outstanding natural beauty all year round. Each area is full of attractions.
 
 
Typical specialities of Fukushima Prefecture;

 

Aizu Nuri (lacquerware)

Aizu Nuri is made in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture and has a long history of over 400 years. It is characterised by auspicious designs and excellent decoration techniques.

 

Ohori Soma Yaki  (ware)

Ohori Soma Yaki is a ceramic ware produced in and around Namie-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture.

It is characterised by a bluish celadon glaze, with cracks known as 'blue cracks' forming a ground pattern over the entire surface.

 

Aizu Hongo Yaki (ware)

Aizu Hongo Yaki is a traditional craft of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, and includes both pottery and porcelain. Many household items of various designs and styles are produced.

 

Kitakata ramen

Kitakata ramen is one of the three main types of ramen in Japan. The basic style is thick, frizzled noodles in a soy-sauce flavored pork-bone broth. It is recommended to sample your way through as many different ramen shops as you can in order to find your favorite.

 

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