I’ve been visiting these prefectural “antenna” shops in central Tokyo. Most prefectures have these shops to sell/promote their local products (mainly food) and provide tourist info. If you’re in Tokyo, you can literally get a taste of various prefectures and pick up tourist brochures (in English too). The other day, I visited Fukushima’s shop (photo) at Tokyo Station’s Yaesu side.

They had food and souvenirs from Fukushima as well as a rack of tourist brochures and Fukushima newspapers. The ladies working there were very nice, sweet, and helpful. I sat down with one of them to ask where tourists can and cannot go in Fukushima. She graciously showed me on a tourist map the off-limits area which basically centers on the nuclear power plants. So the rest of Fukushima is safe to visit. Also got advice on the best sakura spots in Fukushima. It’s always good to visit an antenna shop before traveling to that prefecture.