Fukushima is located in the north-east region of Japan and is approximately 200km, 100min by express train from Tokyo. It is called the “Kingdom of Choirs” in Japan, which has a large 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 spring resorts and historical samurai sites before/after the competition. Anyone looking for friendship with true music lovers and real experiences of Japan must not fail to visit Fukushima.


Thanks to the support and encouragement from all over the world, Japan has steadily recovered since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition has also received hundreds of messages to encourage people in Fukushima. We will never forget the warm and heart-felt moments that we have shared with participants of the competition.


Now we are sure music has the power to get people together and bring about hope and encouragement. The Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition will keep going on to convey the joy of singing together.


  • Seoul

    Approx. 2hr 10min


  • Shanghai

    Approx. 2hr 50min


  • Osaka

    Approx. 1hr 15min


  • Sapporo

    Approx. 1hr 5min 

From Fukushima Airport

Approx. 75min to the hotel in Fukushima city by 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.30min 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.30min by Express Train “Tohoku Shinkansen”

  • Route 3

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

*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.


Radiation dose rates in the venue and rehearsal rooms


*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