I joined the Fukushima tour in September 2018. I have to say this is one of the most overwhelming experiences I’ve ever had. The tour shows different sides of the story and you get to meet locals that have now returned to the area or that have never left. They tell their stories and you get to ask them questions as well. Seeing the scale of the destruction is incredible. It’s a sad place but you also see how they are working really hard to clean it up as best as they can to make it safe for more people to return.
Taku is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the disaster that took place, and he knows the locals you meet well. He’s also just a really friendly guy. I am definitely coming back in the future to take the tour again and see more of this incredible place.
by Jeroen Timmers (10/06/18)
What an amazing experience! The highlight of my holiday and a must do for any traveller headed to Japan. Our tour guide 'Taku' was outstanding, going over the events of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, providing details on Fukushima's history and happily answering any queries that the group had, all whilst ensuring our safety. This will be the first thing that I book when planning my next trip to Japan!
by Brent (09/24/18)
Perfect day trip to Fukushima disaster area. It's really hard even for Japanese to go there by ourselves and it was perfect opportunity for me. I learned the reality of those area and began to think how we should think about energy environment. I will surely share the situation over there with my friends. The tour is very well organized and the guide, Taku was wonderful guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the situation and answered all questions. I highly recommend this one day trip to all people, Japanese as well as foreign guests. Taku, thank you very much for wonderful day!!
by Fumi (09/12/18)
It was an amazing experience and lesson for me.
It was really important for me to see and understand more of Japan.
And with my trip to Fukushima i learned alot.
Takuto our Guide did a very well job i highly recommend this excursion.
by Yusuf (08/31/18)
This was the most exciting tour i have ever been to in Japan. Thanks yo Takuto San for his amazing tour.
To all who plan to take this tour, Please remember that its perfectly safe in terms of radiation levels. Its time for your all to understand the difficult of a few towns in the Fukushima Prefecture. Towns like Namie and Futaba are all slowly coming back to life. People have started living normal life and its just amazing do see how these towns are being rebuilt.
This tour will also give you an overall understanding of how bad the scale of disaster was.
We also had a chance to go thru abandoned towns and its just sad to see the scale of the damage.
On an happier note, the Yakisoba we had in Namie was just amazing. it was the most delicious food i had ever tasted. I wish i can go back again and eat it.
Our guide Takuto san was simply amazing. He is doing his best to help the towns comeback to life. I wish him good luck and thanks for a wonderful time.
PS: Yes, I was inspired to take this tour based on the Dark Tourism Series.
by Rohit Aswath (08/26/18)
I participated in this tour in my final week in Japan, and it is fair to say it proved to be one of my experiences abroad! Our guide, Taku, was nothing but exceptional from the very beginning. I think this came as a direct result of his expert knowledge of Fukushima, coupled with his very sweet personality. His genuine passion for this project was to identify, and I think it's exactly what enabled all of us to appreciate the tour throughly more.
Going as close as three miles from blocked off sites was actually an emotional experience, but the most mesmerising part of the day was walking through the local towns such as Futabah and Namie. Seeing, for instance, first hand, the astronomical consequences these natural disasters caused, as well as personally speaking to locals was both an informative and enlightening trip I will cherish for a long time.
by Danyal (08/24/18)
A very informative tour and a very positive guide made this an experience I'll never forget. I highly recommend this tour if you're interested in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
by Willem van Rijn (08/21/18)