2-Day Private Tour in Fukushima

The coastal area, called ‘Hama-dori’ of Fukushima Prefecture, is quite a unique area in the world because a complex disaster, not only an earthquake and tsunami but also a nuclear accident hit there at the same time. What on earth happened there on March 11th, 2011?

By viewing from the train along the coastal line with a local guide, you can learn about ongoing project towards the goal of decommissioning the reactor.

First, you visit ‘The East Japan Great Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum’ to know about the disaster broadly. Next you will see the ‘TEPCO Decommissioning Museum’ which tells you about the steps from the occurrence of the accident to decommissioning the reactor. Lastly, you visit ‘Naraha Remote Technology Development Center’ where you can simulate an experience of cutting-edge technology.

With correct knowledge of the nuclear power plant and the strength of local people who involved in decommissioning, a bright image of the future will be brought to you.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Futaba, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




The coastal area, called ‘Hama-dori’ of Fukushima Prefecture, is quite a unique area in the world because a complex disaster, not only an earthquake and tsunami but also a nuclear accident hit there at the same time. What on earth happened there on March 11th, 2011?

By viewing from the train along the coastal line with a local guide, you can learn about ongoing project towards the goal of decommissioning the reactor.

First, you visit ‘The East Japan Great Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum’ to know about the disaster broadly. Next you will see the ‘TEPCO Decommissioning Museum’ which tells you about the steps from the occurrence of the accident to decommissioning the reactor. Lastly, you visit ‘Naraha Remote Technology Development Center’ where you can simulate an experience of cutting-edge technology.

With correct knowledge of the nuclear power plant and the strength of local people who involved in decommissioning, a bright image of the future will be brought to you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Great East Japan Earthquake – Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum – TEPCO Decommissioning Archive Center

Stop At: Futaba-machi, Futaba-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku
The great east japan earthquake and nuclear disaster memorial museum (https://www.fipo.or.jp/lore/)
Here you can see how terrible the earthquake was by the damage it caused.
Lunch is provided at the Futaba Town Industrial Exchange Center where you can eat local specialty named ‘Namie Yakisoba’, fried noodles.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: TEPCO Decommissioning Archive Center, 378 Chuo Oaza Kobama, Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun 979-1111 Fukushima Prefecture
You will know more about the nuclear power plant by focusing on the effort to decommission of the reactor from the nuclear accident in this tour.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner is included in the tour fee, but the bill for drinks is not included.
Accommodation included: Stay in J Village Hotel

Day 2: Nakamaru – J Village – J Naraha Rest Area

Stop At: Naraha-machi, Naraha-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku
You can visit the Naraha Remote Technology Development Center in this tour. At this center, you can feel close to the latest technology such as simulated experience of entering inside the reactor with the VR device or hands-on learning of controlling robots.
You will understand that Fukushima has been moving forward to the future with these cutting-edge technology.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: J Village, Japan, 〒979-0513 福島県双葉郡楢葉町山田岡美シ森8
You’ll return to J Village again by the pickup bus to enjoy a buffet-style lunch using local ingredients.
After the lunch break, a former soccer player will give an easy lesson of stretching and exercise to make you feel relaxed both mentally and physically.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Michino Eki Naraha Rest Area, Ōtsutsumiiri-22-1 Yamadaoka, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima 979-0513, Japan
We will visit the ‘Roadside Station Naraha’ where a variety of local specialties are sold. It’s a good place to buy souvenirs.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in the tour fee.
• Lunch: Lunch is included in the tour fee.
Enjoy a buffet style lunch using local products at J Village Hotel.
No accommodation included on this day.