5.0

Fukushima Private Tour

Price

From 179 €

5.0

Fukushima Private Tour

  • 1-7 days
  • 1-20 of you and your friends
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee, Free rebooking or cancellation anytime
  • English guide and local insider
  • Off the beaten path, photo spots and meeting locals
  • All inclusive: hotel, traditional dining, transportation and guide
From 179 €

BEYOND TOURISM

Explore Fukushima beyond the tourist sites, sneak into buildings, take a hike

SUPERSAFE

Only proven routes, Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter) with you all the time, free respirators

TAILORED

Create your own route and programm according to your preference

HUMAN

Meet locals, hear their stories (translated by your guide) and witness how life comes back from a no-go zone

BEYOND TOURISM

Explore Fukushima beyond the tourist sites, sneak into buildings, take a hike

SUPERSAFE

Only proven routes, Geiger-Muller counter (dosimeter) with you all the time, free respirators

TAILORED

Create your own route and programm according to your preference

HUMAN

Meet locals, hear their stories (translated by your guide) and witness how life comes back from a no-go zone

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRIVATE FUKUSHIMA TOUR?

FUKUSHIMA INSIDE OUT AND OUTSIDE IN

  • LOCAL ENGLISH GUIDE - INSIDER
  • FREE DOSIMETER, PROVEN ROUTES
  • TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM TOKYO
  • ENTRANCE TO NON-TOURIST SPOTS
  • FOR 2+ DAYS HOTEL
  • ALL INCLUSIVE, THE PRICE IS FINAL, NO HIDDEN FEES

The conquered nuclear disaster of 2021 leaving you speechless

BEYOND FUKUSHIMA

Taking you to the land of paradoxes – flourishing with new buildings, roads, seawalls standing next to abandoned ghost houses, dusty cars, empty shops and vending machines. Now, after the radiation levels dropped back to normal at most places, you are going to witness how humanity and nature copes with the disaster leaving almost nothing behind. The Fukushima private tour is a truly heartbreaking experience.

Visiting the Fukushima area in private allows you to thoroughly learn about the cities and countryside in this prefecture before and after the damaging tsunami and nuclear meltdown in March 2011. On top of that, the flexibility of the tour itinerary and places visited gives you the freedom to explore on your own and even explore beyond the expected – including ghost streets, empty houses, abandoned schools, shops, even abandoned cars in petrol stations. All preserved and taken back by the hands of nature. The Fukushima private tour (from 1 to 7 days) will leave you amazed at how fast humans can cope with the largest nuclear disaster of this century.

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Your tour to Fukushima starts in Tokyo where we will pick you up at your hotel address in a comfy car or van. Your guide – an English speaking insider – will give you all the necessary background info to help you tailor your time spent in Fukushima. Besides taking care of you, translating, and walking you through the most epic parts of the Fukushima zone, he will also give you enough freedom to explore the safe zones on your own.

Fukushima, the area around Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, was hit twice back in 2011. First by the enormous deadly tsunami, and then later by the radioactive aftermath which caused the flooding of all 6 reactors of the power plant which then created an explosion and damage with far-reaching consequences. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated, houses and cars left abandoned, fishermen unable to fish, and contaminated land and animals. You are going to witness what is left, with all the safety and respect.

You will hear how the Fukushima destiny serves as a role model today on how to cope with a nuclear disaster. The Fukushima area is now being cleaned and restored, with contaminated soil removed and people slowly coming back to their houses. You might even witness an encounter of neighbours after years of not seeing each other – hugging, full of tears and answering what they had done since the evacuation in 2011. With the Fukushima tour by ChernobylX you are supporting the local communities – we dine and stay in small family owned restaurants and hotels.

Compared to the Chernobyl area and liquidation of the largest nuclear energy disaster in the history of mankind back in 1986, Fukushima looks like a success story. First, the volume of contamination is about 20% of Chernobyl, with less long half-life particles spread in the zone. Second, the precise Japanese plan and dedication of how to clean the area inch by inch, turns the Fukushima area into a very advanced and modern area ready to be inhabited again.

The Fukushima tour in private takes you to the past and to the future, leaving just a tiny space for the present. The iconic places such as the flooded school at the shore, the almost abandoned cities of Iwaki, Futaba, Tomioka and others, the Dai-ichi and Dai-ni nuclear power plants (at a safe distance), and the vineyards will shake your beliefs. Let’s enhance your adventure by visiting the most ridiculous places such as the train station which became a terminus for trains from Fukushima, blooming sakura alley now empty or a farm with contaminated bulls who are still living thanks to donations of food leftovers.

Your Fukushima tour programme depends on the number of days you choose and your preference, it can be changed on the go. We will fully cover your safety (dosimeters – Geiger-Mueller counters), permits, transportation, interpreting from the locals, accommodation (if needed) and traditional Japanese dining. With ChernobylX you will peek into the Fukushima story and make it the highlight of your Japanese adventure.

We have been on a mission to CHALLENGE YOUR WORLDVIEW since 2008.

Fukushima Tour Safety

Visiting Fukushima is connected to radiation – yes, you can measure at some spots higher levels of radiation, where we will stay only a limited amount of time, and you will have a professional dosimeter with you all the time as you are part of the safest Fukushima tour. Safety was the number one question our founder Dominik asked himself in 2019 when coming to Fukushima for the first time. Since then our trained guides have been guiding you ONLY on health-non-hazardous places and trails. We ensure the dose of radiation received during 1 day of your Fukushima Private Tour will not exceed 5 microsieverts (5% of daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 5 hours on an intercontinental flight.

During the Corona pandemic, we have ensured the absolute safety of you and your fellow travellers by an airline-level of disinfection and precautionary measurements: temperature check, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, disinfected buses and cars, guides and drivers with masks. Together, we can make sure you come back home safe and thrilled. For more details please read the Corona update.

Due to actual constraints, radiation safety or weather conditions in the Fukushima Zone, ChernobylX keeps the right to change the program of the itinerary, informing you about any constraints.

 

Meeting at the Tokyo railway station

Railway station is divided into sides marunouchi ( west) and Yaesu ( east)

Fukushima nuclear disaster Zone

Fukushima daiichi disaster zone checkpoint before entering the Zone

Namie "ghost" town

Abandoned town Namie located in Fukushima prefecture in Japan

Futaba town

Abandoned town in Fukushima prefecture located on the pacific ocean coastline

Tomioka town

Town affected by Fukushima Daichii nuclear disaster in 2011

Ukedo elementary school

A building of the Ukedo Elementary School wrecked during the tsunami

Abandoned house in Fukushima disaster Zone

Abandoned building inside the nuclear wasteland of Fukushima

Fukushima Police checkpoint inside the Zone

Entering to the Fukushima disaster Zone guarded by Police

Abandoned shop in Fukushima disaster Zone

This eerie electronics store within an abandoned nuclear ghost town

The abandoned cars of Fukushima

Cars inside the Fukushima Daiichi exclsuion Zone near Nuclear Power Plant

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Meeting at the Tokyo railway station

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Fukushima nuclear disaster Zone

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Namie "ghost" town

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Futaba town

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Tomioka town

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Ukedo elementary school

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Abandoned house in Fukushima disaster Zone

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Fukushima Police checkpoint inside the Zone

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Abandoned shop in Fukushima disaster Zone

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The abandoned cars of Fukushima

You are all covered for the Trip of your lifetime

Price includes

  • All permits
  • English local guide and interpreter
  • Geiger-Mueller counter (dosimeter) rental
  • Transportation to and from Tokyo with a driver
  • Museum and site entrance fees
  • Clean Hotel (3*) - several day tours
  • Half-board Japanese dining
  • VIP spots for other X destinations: Chernobyl, Baikonur, North Korea….

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