Prefectural capital:Fukushima City
In Fukushima Prefecture, both agriculture and Industry is thriving. Mainly in Fukushima City, Iwaki City and Koriyama city, electrical, mechanical, chemical and fiber industry has been developed. In tourism Fukushima Prefecture, there are more than 100 hot springs. And there are also many famous ski resorts, because of high-quality powder snow.
In Edo Period, Fukushima Prefecture was called Aizu domain. From the late Edo period to the early Meiji period, the old shogunate forces (Aizu domain is one of this forces) and the new government forces had fought. Soon Boshin War occurred, Aizu became fierce battle ground in the last phase of the war. Now, many historical materials of this time has been stored in Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle, the seat of old Aizu domain. Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle has attracted a lot of history fan.