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Japan Wonder Travel

Fukushima, Japan
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About Japan Wonder Travel
We operate the tour to visit Fukushima Disaster Area (within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant). We would show you the real situation of Fukushima. We hope this experience would remove misunderstanding of Fukushima. We believe this unique tour makes guests' trip special and locals' life wealthy in mental and physical aspects.
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Fukushima disaster area day tour from Tokyo (Within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi)

Visit an area that few people gain access to these days, on this interesting day trip to Fukushima from Tokyo. See where the tsunami hit in 2011, and the former residential zones that are now abandoned. Travel to within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, damaged during the earthquake, but stay safe with the help and knowledge of your guide.
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12 hours
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Fukushima Disaster Area 2-Day Tour from Tokyo

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake happened. It was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 and the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan.

The earthquake triggered a powerful Tsunami that reached a maximum of 40.5 meters and traveled up to 10 km inland. At present, more than 15,000 people are counted as dead and over 2,500 people as still missing. Even worse, we lost control of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

On this tour, we visit the coastal area of Fukushima. We hope you can get a real perspective of the damage caused by the disaster and the effect it had on Fukushima. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and can have an important impact on your life.
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2 days
from $516.50

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant visit 2 day tour from Tokyo

Visit an Fukushima coast area on this interesting 2 day trip to Fukushima from Tokyo.
See where the tsunami hit in 2011, and the former residential zones that are now abandoned and where people evacuated from due to nuclear power plant accident then come back there to rebuild their community. Travel to within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, damaged during the earthquake, but stay safe with the help and knowledge of your guide. In this tour, we can access Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
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2 days
from $516.50
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tomokomoto wrote a review Jul 2020
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This tour was incredibly well organized and provided us diverse experiences in the disaster area. One of the highlights and what you could not expect in any other tour was visiting inside the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant site under special safety and privacy control. We learned a lot about what happened, what has been done, and what should be done in the following 40 years or longer while being overwhelmed by the sight. What I appreciate most about this tour is that we visited so many different places, such as deserted residential areas, fishing ports, schools, newly opened train stations, shopping center and community facilities, etc. Our guide took us farms in the evacuation area and related us to the locals who kindly shared their horrendous experiences, their honest views and hopes. We even met a young lady who moved from outside to Fukushima and started her family there. All these gave us the chance to see the reality that has been happening in almost 10 years in multi-angled ways with no bias. I highly recommend this tour to all visitors to Japan and local Japanese as well. Join the overnight tour if possible.:)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Allison wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, California2 contributions
The guide was very informative which made me feeling safe the entire time. I liked the addition of other people from the area who told us about how their lives have changed since the disaster. The abandoned towns were so interesting. Everything was either frozen in time from the earthquake with the dishes still spilled off shelves, or taken back by nature. It was also nice though to see the community being rebuilt. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who likes to go a bit off the beaten path, or even those who want an excuse to get out of Tokyo for the day and see the Japanese countryside. Make sure to try one of the peaches, the Fukushima prefecture is well known for them!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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robwhitfield95 wrote a review Apr 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a great 2 days exploring Fukushima with JWT. The staff were very friendly. It was great to hear the first-hand stories of the people who experienced it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jessica wrote a review Mar 2020
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I seriously recommend this 2-day tour by Japan Wonder Travel. I was on the two day tour and it was extremely eye opening- but also very fun because it was filled with a lot of genuine people who were fun to spend time with. I had done a lot of research about Fukushima for school and I was curious to go for myself and see what it is really like. I’m very glad I went because until now I did not realize just how one-sided news articles were about the accident. The tour both confirmed and disproved research I did. Because I did prior research, I also expected the radiation dosage I would get from going to be a lot worse than it was. We were all given Geiger counters and most places we went to on the tour were only around ~0.20 uSv/h and the hotel we stayed at had no abnormal radiation level at all. By the time we came back to Tokyo the next day, we had only received 0.004 mSv of radiation which is essentially nothing. Tourism into disaster zones gets a bad reputation from bad companies who take people to spots to gawk at, while this tour does take you to points of interest and great places to take photos, it deeply respects the community and makes sure that all rules are followed. Unlike other tours, this one takes you to a range of people with different viewpoints about the disaster. You get to see community centers where people are rebuilding their lives, museums, and meet with local individuals who really remind you that the disaster had an individual impact on every person who lived there. The tour gave me a lot of hope and I was inspired by the community members who were trying to overcome this tragedy. The hosts we had were very easy to approach and fun to talk to. The two day tour gives you the opportunity to spend more time with the other participants and I unexpectedly made a lot of new friends! Proving even further the long-time impact I had because of Japan Wonder Travel. I hope to return to Tomioka, Namie, Okuma, and Naraha town again someday
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Date of experience: February 2020
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pauld1982 wrote a review Mar 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Fascinating visit to see the aftermath of the events of March 11th 2011. Our guide was very informed and kept us educated on the events during the tour. Meeting some locals who experienced the event was very worthwhile. It is a long day, but definitely worth it.
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