Naraha is situated 130 miles (209 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, the national capital.
Naraha isn't the only place in this popular region worth experiencing; those with enough time can also rent a vehicle and set off to explore the charms of the nearby countryside, towns and cities. Minamisoma and Abuta are two other places you may wish to visit while you're in Fukushima.
Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the south of Naraha is Iwaki, a regional center which is home to Sensho Temple, Misaki Park and Shiramizu Amida Temple. Aquamarine Fukushima, Iwaki Museum of Historical Artefacts and Iwaki City Art Museum are just a few of the many other interesting visitor attractions on offer here.
Understanding some handy phrases in Japanese can sometimes make the difference between a simple vacation and a rewarding journey into the heart and soul of Fukushima. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is handy. And also "Benjo wa doko desu ka?", which translates as "Where's the toilet?"
Good things must come to an end, but be rest assured, when it's time to leave the region, you'll be leaving with wonderful photos and memories to remember your time here.