Fukushima, the third largest prefecture in Japan by size, is also the southernmost in the Tohoku region, and home to numerous famous hot springs, stunning mountains, Aizu Wakamatsu Castle, and Ouchi-juku, an Edo era village as well.

The no-entry areas created by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster make up just a small part of the coastal side of the prefecture, while the western side of Fukushima and the interior around Aizu Wakamatsu escaped heavy contamination.