The site of the largest nuclear disaster of the 21st century is now becoming a must-visit spot in Japan. A story not just worth sharing, but experiencing yourself, in a way that is completely safe.
Explore with CHERNOBYLwel.come the silence of a ghost town with the calm sound of waves hitting the shore. It was this very sea that, in March 2011, rose up 15 meters and caused a thousand year record tsunami. Destroying houses, cars, and lives, the damage from the tsunami was swift but long-lasting. This was due to the accident at the Dai-ichi Fukushima Nuclear Power plant, which suffered a meltdown polluting water and nearby land with radioactive particles.
Imagine your life turned upside down in just few hours. You must leave everything behind, look for a new job and a place to live far away from the one you call home. After few years you’re given the chance to return, but the place is changed beyond recognition. It’s this tragedy that the residents of select towns in Fukushima suffered. But Fukushima is now a success story, and one you can be a part of.
Become one of the first international tourists who walk with our professional English-speaking guide through the streets of abandoned houses, cars and schools. Peek into the parts of Namie, Futaba and Tomioka towns in the process of being cleaned, touch the petals of cherry blossoms on once a lively street, taste the local delicacies in newly opened restaurants, learn about local handmade crafts and shake hands with the good people of these towns as they work hard to re-build their communities. You might will witness moments where neighbours hug each other after years of not seeing each other.
With our new one-day tour departing from Tokyo, you will return in humbled by the strength of nature and heartened by local communities, and in awe of how quickly it can all recover after a disaster that rewrote the history of mankind.
- 07:30 Meet at Tokyo Station
- Leave Tokyo
- Short stop at Service Area (Refreshments, WC)
- Arrive at Fukushima Disaster Zone
- 11:30 The trip of a lifetime starts:
- Namie Town
- Futaba Town
- Tomioka Town
- Kunitama Shrine
- Ukedo Elementary School
- Abandoned Houses
- Exclusion Zone Control Point
- Elementary School
- Geiger Counter Checks
- Abandoned Shops
- Apartment Block
- Pachinko Parlor
- Abandoned Cars
- Abandoned Restaurants
- Traditional Japanese Lunch
- 17:00 Leave the Fukushima Disaster Zone
- 20:00 Arrive in Tokyo