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Fukushima and the Power of Music

Fukushima is located in the north-east region of Japan and is approximately 200km from Tokyo. It is called the “Kingdom of Choirs” in Japan, which has a big population of music fans and award-winning choirs.

Along with its unique music friendly culture, there you can find abundant natural beauty and traditional samurai culture, which is still being handed down over the generations. You can enjoy renowned hot springs, historical samurai sites and outdoor activities in splendid mountain resorts before/after the competition. Anyone looking for friendship with true music lovers and real experiences of Japan must not fail to visit Fukushima.

Fukushima was affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Thanks to the support and encouragement from all over the world, we are now heading for reconstruction.

The 5th annual competition, which was held just one year after the disaster, was participated by more than 100 choirs, and received hundreds of messages to encourage people in Fukushima. It was a warm and heart-felt moment of lifetime.

Now we are sure music has the power to get people together and bring about hope and encouragement.

We are rebuilding Fukushima with the help of music. *The “city” of

*Fukushima is in the middle of the “prefecture” of Fukushima, and the Fukushima Music Hall is more than 60km away from the Fukushima Daiichi Plant.

There is no restriction advised on Fukushima city.
To ensure visitors' safety, we keep monitoring radiation doses cautiously.

 Radiation dose rates in the venue and rehearsal rooms
 Radiation dose rates in Fukushima city (Japanese)

*Typical dose rates experienced / UNSCEAR
 External dose rate from natural background  0.06-0.2 µSv/h
 During an airplane flight   3.00 µSv/h

 Aizu-Wakamatsu, which used to be a castle town during the Edo Period(1603-1867)

 Fukushima is an “onsen(hot spring)” kingdom with 139 gushing hot springs.

■ Access

   Approx. 2hr 10min (Suspended)
   Approx. 2hr 50min (Suspended)
   Approx. 1hr 15min
   Approx. 1hr 5min

From Fukushima Airport

Approx. 75min to the hotel in Fukushima city by complimentary taxi

From Narita Airport

Route 1

Narita Airport - Tokyo Station
Approx.1hr -1hr 30min by Express Train “Narita Express”

Tokyo Station - Fukushima Station
 Approx.1hr.40min by Express Train “Tohoku Shinkansen”

Route 2

Narita Airport - Keisei Ueno Station
Approx.45min - 1hr 50min by Keisei Railway trains

Keisei Ueno Station - Tokyo Station
 Approx. 5min on foot

Tokyo Station - Fukushima Station
 Approx.1hr.40min by Express Train “Tohoku Shinkansen”

Route 3

Narita Airport - Fukushima Station
Approx. 5hrs 20min by Highway Bus (only 2 services a day)

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