Tomioka Vacation Packages
Tokyo, the national capital, is located 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Tomioka.
While it may be a temptation to simply sit back and relax when visiting Tomioka, remember, Fukushima 's treasure-trove of scenic wonders lie just beyond your doorstep. Places within a relatively short distance of Tomioka are Iwaki, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Minamisoma, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south.
Iwaki is 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Tomioka. This center includes a some great visitor attractions, such as Aquamarine Fukushima, Sensho Temple and Shiramizu Amida Temple. Iwaki Museum of Historical Artefacts, Iwaki City Flower Centre and Misaki Park are other popular places worth visiting for those who have time left.
Language is an effective way to bridge the cultural divide, so be sure to learn a handful of common Japanese phrases before you leave. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" Another practical one is "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
Much of Fukushima celebrates Birthday of Emperor Akihito on the 23rd of December, so be prepared for changes to opening hours and transport schedules.
When the time comes to pack up and say "Sayōnara", you'll have loads of happy memories to keep forever.