Fukushima, Japan Sep. 23 Sat 7:17AM
Beautiful as Ever
Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the name Fukushima has become synonomous with the disaster. Fukuoka is so much more than that, and every area except the no entry-zone around the nuclear plant is safe to visit- only less than 10% reamins unsafe. During the reconstruction of Fukuoka and the Tohoku area, tourism has been one of the most important sources of reparation for the prefecture and its people.
Fukushima Prefecture, or Fukushima-ken, is the third largest prefecture in Japan, and stretches from the Pacific coast to Japan's mountainous interior. It is located just an hour away from Tokyo by bullet train, and the area is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, including mountains, volcanoes, hot springs and fall colors.