The JR Pass is a special pass available only to those entering Japan on a tourist visa. It allows for unlimited travel around Japan on JR lines usually at a price much less than purchasing individual tickets.
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The Fukushima prefecture is the third largest land in Japan. It is situated in the southern part of the Tohoku region, about 200 kilometres from Tokyo.
After the Tohoku earthquakes in 2011, specific areas around the Fukushima nuclear plant remain evacuated, though most of Fukushima has been restored to its former state.
The Japanese authorities are carrying out comprehensive checks to monitor radiation in the surrounding area.
The popular tourist sites including Ouchi-juku and Aizu area are located in the western part of Fukushima and considered to be safe to visit for tourists.