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Fukushima: 1-Day Van Tour of Disaster Area

Product ID: 213903
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Visit the Fukushima disaster zone and witness first-hand the devastation of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant accident. Listen to the powerful stories of its residents and become inspired by their strength.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the impact of the natural and nuclear disasters on the Fukushima area
  • Witness the harrowing ghost town Namie which lost most of its population
  • Engage with locals in Tomoika to hear their inspiring stories first-hand
  • Gain important life lessons through this eye-opening tour
Full description
Meet your guide at Tokyo station in the morning and travel in the van to the Fukushima area, where you will break for lunch. Drive to Namie, the abandoned town worst affected by the March 2011 tsunami and the resulting disaster at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Listen to your guide as they explain how it happened. Learn about the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan and how it caused the tsunami.

Witness the scale of devastation left behind by the powerful wave, which reached 40.5 meters and traveled up to 10 kilometers inland. Understand the magnitude of loss that this area has faced: the tsunami alone claimed the lives of 15,000 people and 2,500 are still missing. Observe the catastrophic effects of natural and human disasters, and gain perspective in your own life through this eye-opening tour. 

Then, feel hopeful as you pass by the town of Tomioka and meet its inhabitants, who are trying to reconstruct their community. Listen compassionately to their stories and their plans for the future, and be inspired by their strength. This tour finishes at Iwaki Station in Fukushima prefecture at around 5:45 PM. If you would like to go back to Tokyo, you can take the Hitachi Express Train which arrives at Tokyo Station by about 9 PM.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Geiger Counter rental
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approx. 1,000 yen per person)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Other personal expenses

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Meeting point

Outside Tokyo Station, Marunouchi North Exit. Your guide will wait for you at the meeting point with a board saying "Japan Wonder Travel"

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Important information
Know before you go
• It is estimated that you will be exposed to radiation of about "0.001 mSv
• This tour finishes at Iwaki station in Fukushima; if you want to back to Tokyo, you need to take the train by yourself
• There could be a delay to the end time of the tour, so please inform your guide in advance if you have an appointment right after
• Please make sure you arrive on time because the tour will not wait for late guests

From US$ 238.72 per person

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Product ID: 213903