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The Diamond Route of Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima Prefectures!

This video, titled "【4K】Digest : Diamond Route Japan 2019 - Fukushima, Tochigi, Ibaraki |" was published by Diamond Route Japan.

While the "Golden Route" is a popular route for sightseeing in Japan, the "Diamond Route," which travels through the tourist areas of Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima prefectures, has become a hot topic of conversation as a way to experience the profound aspects of Japanese culture.

By touring around Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima prefectures, you can experience Japan's history, culture, natural scenery, food, and outdoor sports in luxury.
In this article, we'll introduce a video full of recommendations and attractions of the Diamond Route!

Open Your Mind to the Ways of the Samurai Amidst the Diamond Route's Historical Landmarks and Spectacular Natural Scenery

The video introduces historical sites and tourist attractions in each prefecture, along with traditional Japanese kendo, iaido, and the Japanese culture of Noh theatre, as areas where the spirit of Japanese Bushido is still very much alive.

From Fukushima Prefecture, we have Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle, commonly known as Tsuruga-jo, Aizu Butokuden, the Aizu nohgaku do theater, and Okawa-so in Aizu Ashinomaki Onsen, located in Aizu-Wakamatsu city.
In Ibaraki Prefecture, there's Kashima Jingu Shrine and Oarai Isosaki Shrine in Kashima City, and the Oya History Museum in Utsunomiya City.
In Tochigi Prefecture, you'll see Butokuden at the Tochigi City Kendojo (kendo hall), Butokuden at Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine, Taiyuin at Rinnoji Temple in Nikko, and Uramino Falls in the upper reaches of the Arasawa River.

Each of these sacred and majestic sightseeing areas, combined with traditional culture, such as kendo and iaido, and traditional performing arts such as Noh and shamisen, will leave you speechless.

A Collaboration of Soccer, Nature, and Temples and Shrines on the Diamond Route!

The video also shows the unique challenge of visiting tourist spots in Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Tochigi prefectures while juggling a soccer ball.
The performance is by the freestyle soccer team, CUBE (球舞).
In Fukushima Prefecture, there's Ouchi-juku in Minami-Aizu, Tsuruga-jo, and the Aizu Railway in Aizu-Wakamatsu, the Abukuma Caves in Tamura, and J-Village, a soccer training center in Futaba.

In Ibaraki Prefecture, tourist attractions include the Oarai Isosaki Shrine and the Ushiku Buddha.

In Tochigi Prefecture, you can visit the Oya History Museum in Utsunomiya City, Kura no Machi and the Uzumagawa River in Tochigi, the Kanmangafuchi Abyss in Nikko City, Edo Village in Nikko, and Taiyuin at Nikko Rinnoji Temple.

Historical temples, shrines, natural scenery, and other tourist attractions are stylishly collaborated with sports.

Eat up All the Delicious Food in Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Tochigi Prefectures!

In the video, world-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa can be seen cooking gourmet food made from the bounty of Japan's beautiful mountains and rivers.
The setting is the town of Shimogo in Fukushima Prefecture.
Trout from the Kiyotaki Trout Farm (清滝養鱒場) in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture and mushrooms grown in the great outdoors of Shimogo Town, Tochigi Prefecture are used to create delicious dishes.
As the term "local production for local consumption" is used in Japan, each area has a wealth of delicious gourmet food.
Fukushima, Ibaraki and, Tochigi prefectures, all rich in natural landscapes, offer many delicious foods thanks to the blessings of the rivers and mountains.

Summary of the Diamond Route of Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima Prefectures

The Diamond Route of Fukushima, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, where you can experience Japanese history and culture, is becoming a popular sightseeing route in Japan.
We invite you to watch the video and find your next travel destination!

Written By
Last Updated : May. 24, 2022
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
The Diamond Route - A Tour of Historical Sites and Natural Scenery in Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima Prefectures. Introducing the Best Sightseeing Routes to Discover the Charms of Japan!
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