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Hanamiyama Park 花見山公園


Hanamiyama Park is literally a Flower-Viewing Mountain Park famous for spring flowers especially cherry blossoms sprinkled on the mountainsides. A short bus ride from JR Fukushima Station. It started in 1935 when local flower growers began planting flowers all over the place. In April 1959, it became Hanamiyama Park.

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Fukushima Waraji Matsuri Festival 福島わらじまつり


Held on the first Fri. and Sat. of Aug., the Fukushima Waraji Matsuri is mainly an evening parade of dancers. During Aug. 7-8, 2009, the 40th Fukushima Waraji Festival was held. I saw it on the second day. Waraji are straw sandals. Also see my YouTube video here.

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Other Fukushima Sights


Fukushima Station, Tanabata Matsuri Star Festival along Paseo Road and Bunka-dori in early Aug., and bird's eye views of the city.

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