What to Expect
You can choose a few places to visit from the following sights.
Of course I can arrange your itinerary on your request.
1 Abukuma-do cave (Recommended)
A 3000 meter long limestone cave in eastern Fukushima prefecture discovered in 1969.You can see various beautiful rocks formed over 80 millon years in the carverns. About 600 meters of the carverns are opened to the public now. It takes 5 minutes by taxi from JR kanmata station(approx 1300yen)
2 Miharu town
A lovely little town with a rich cultural and historical heritages. There are several old temples in central Miharu where you can see many old weeping cherry trees.
3 Taki-zakura cherry tree(A national treasure)
An ancient weeping cherry tree (over 1000 years old) and is considered by many as the single most beautiful cherry tree in Japan."Taki" litarally means waterfall. Mid to late April is the best time to view the peak flowering season. Takizakura can be reached by bus from JR Miharu station(15 minutes,1000yen).
4 Takashiba Deko Yashiki
A small community of doll makers which continue to handcraft Miharu paper-mache dolls in the traditional way. Deko means wooden doll. You can tour the workshops and paint their own paper-mache doll. It takes 10 minutes by taxi from Miharu Station(approx 1300yen).
5 Fukushima Sakura Yugaku-sha
An anime museum run by Fukushima Gainax. It houses exhibits on anima production process as well as original drawing. It takes 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miharu station( approx 2000yen).
6 Commutan Fukushima(The Centre for Environmental Creation)
A kind of museum where you can learn radiation and the environment issue in Fukushima. It takes 10 munites by taxi from JR Miharu Station(approx 2000yen).
7 MIharu Herb Hana Garden(Recommended)
A complex facility which houses gardening shop,cafe, restaurant(lunch buffet 1690 yen), and food market .A very popular spot among locals.It takes 10 minutes by taxi from JR Koriyama Station(approx 2000yen) or 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miharu Station( approx 3000yen).
8 Natsui one thousand cherry trees
A 5000 meter long cherry tree road along Natsui River. Late April is the best time to visit. It is in front of JR Natsui Station.
9 Rika-chan castle
A two story museum, sore and small scale doll factory for the Licca-chan line of dolls. It takes 10 minutes on foot from JR Ono-Niimachi Station
10 Peach Flowers Corridor(Recommended)
From late April to early May, you can see the colorful landscape of peach flowers around Koriyama city.
11 Ryokusui-en Garden, Koriyama
You can enjoy various seasonal flowers in this huge garden through the year.