FUKUSHIMA: FRUIT KINGDOM
Fukushima Prefecture has two mountain ranges and three differing climates, allowing a variety of fruits to grow. Areas facing the ocean have cool summers and warm winters—perfect for pears. In a basin sandwiched between eastern and western mountain ranges, daily temperature fluctuations produce large, sugar-packed peaches. Furthermore, inland areas with heavy snowfall offer some of the finest persimmons. Discover the charms of Japan's fruit kingdom—Fukushima. (Reporter: Michael Keida)
Three kinds of peaches
Pear orchard
Air-dried persimmon
Aizu-Tsurugajo Castle