Spring in Fukushima starts at Winter’s end, when the scent of flowers tell of its arrival. While the mountains surrounding Fukushima still lie fresh with white snow, down in the city, flowers bloom in vivid shades of pink, red, and yellow, and greet a freshly arrived Spring. It is here in Fukushima that visitors can experience a Vernal Fairyland unlike any other.
Summer in Fukushima carries a peculiar kind of heat that is unique to mountain-lined basins. The extreme difference in temperature between Summer and Winter in Fukushima gives rise to some of the sweetest, juciest fruits in Japan. Additionally, Summer in Fukushima is filled with fun and lively events such as fireworks displays and traditional festivals, where visitors can see a populace filled with vigor and vitality.
Autumn in Fukushima boasts of beautiful fall foliage and abundant crops. The contrast between Autumn leaves painted in red and yellow, and a crystal clear blue sky, is simply breath-taking. All across the land golden-colored rice fields shimmer in the Autumn sunlight. The rice that they produce is known for its taste, aroma, and high quality–the pride of Fukushima.
Winter in Fukushima features white, snow-covered landscapes, and a quiet yet persistent kind of cold. To remedy this, Fukushima also provides a plethora of hot springs (onsen). Onsen types vary from place to place, and gush forth with warming waters. Paired with Fukushima’s refreshing nihon-shu, there is perhaps no better way to spend the Winter.