Fukushima 2016

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Fukushima is the very first place I went to Japan. In 2012, just after the big earth-quick, I came to Fukushima, now 4 years later, here again.

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This year, said good-bye to long student life and became a employee. My life has turned more stable to stay in Japan. Also, a used car, Volks-Wagon Polo I have brought. Absolutely, I drove the polo to Fukushima, but alone.

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Surprising to see that a lot of these kind of radiator sensor in Fukushima City. A strange feeling still goes around the city, let you can not forget what happened 5 years ago.

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Fukushima city is surrounded by mountains, makes it a basin. 280,000 is the population and the size is just nice for living. However, the import to the city looks unfriendly, the gasoline price is about 20% higher than normal, that is heavy.

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Just an hour’s drive to north side of the city, Mt. Azuma, a living volcano stands. all nature spa is famous here, even you can smell Sulfur in the air.

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At the same place, you can see swamp, forest, lake, volcano. The mother nature is magnificent, and few tourist makes here a perfect place for a relaxing walking.

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What, wait, maybe not so perfect for walking.

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Climbing to the volcano crater is also a good idea. Because of the no vegetation cover of the top. The view is surely glorious there.

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The climbing way is well paved, not so hard to reach the top.

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When you get to the top, you can see a lot of these rock towers. I guess they are the alarm of the awake of the volcano. If they falls, people run, must be this.

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You can also climb further to the opposite side of the volcano crater, anyway too tired to me.

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The other stop was Mt. Bandai, the boss mountain of Fukushima.

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The hotel I stayed in Fukushima 4 years ago, but in water. It was my first time to see the summer view of the place. And I have to stay here one more time I promise.

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The 4th biggest lake in Japan, Inawashiro. The birds comes here every years’ winter, and the mountain become sky-lanes, maybe the best season to visit Fukushima. But I need a pair of snow tyre.

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