About Futaba

Where History and Resilience Converge


Tucked away in the heart of Fukushima, Futaba Town stands as a symbol of unwavering resilience amidst adversity. Though scarred by the challenges of the pa st, this town embodies the indomitable spirit of its people, with nature’s healing touch adding to its allure.

Brief History

Once renowned for its vibrant culture and scenic landscapes, Futaba Town faced unprecedented trials following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster. Despite these challenges, the town has embarked on a remarkable journey of rejuvenation, blending its rich history with a vision for a sustainable and vibrant future.

Things to do

Discover the poignant Fukushima Disaster Memorial, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Soma Shohatsu Shrine, or explore the murals that have become synonymous with the town.

Model Course

First Time at Futaba!

This model course gives you the time required, a basic itinerary, a quick outline of the places you’ll visit and finally lists specific details regarding each place on the itinerary.

Itinerary at a Glance

Time Required : Approximately 3 hours

Futaba Station

2 minutes
by foot

Futaba Art District

3 minutes
by foot

Soma Shohatsu Shrine

7 minutes
by foot

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum

10 minutes
by bus


2 minutes
by foot

Futaba Station


After arriving at Futaba Station, we recommend that you visit Soma Shohatsu Shrine, which is about five minutes by foot.

As you walk to the shrine, you will have the chance to see several murals that, grouped together, are called “Futaba Art District” and are creations of the art group ‘Overalls’. Make sure to scan the QR codes on these murals to get a deeper insight into their concepts.

Walk back to the station and take the bus to F-BICC. If you have some time to spend at the station before you board the bus, you can visit the Information Centre located in the station building (they have free beverages too!) and chat with the staff about Futaba.

Once you arrive at F-BICC, enjoy the traditional Namie Yakisoba or food from Penguin, one of Futaba’s oldest stores. You can also buy souvenirs here.
Finally, head to The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum. It displays the challenges during evacuation, reconstruction efforts over the years, the impact of rumors and the road to the future – a road that you’re already part of by visiting Futaba!

Let’s get to know the places on the route better!