Tips for booking a Iwaki hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Iwaki:R2 270/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R462/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
R583 - R10 636
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R884 - R1 467
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Iwaki

About Iwaki

Nicknamed “Sunshine Iwaki”, due to its favourable climate, Iwaki is backed by rugged mountains along the Pacific coast of Honshu. It’s home to a royal-built temple and cutting-edge aquarium, as well as a historic lighthouse with links to one of Japan’s most loved performers.

Things to do

Explore the 12th-century temple of Shiramizu Amidado, which has been designated a national treasure. Its wooden temple is one of the oldest buildings in the Iwaki region and is surrounded by a stunning Japanese garden showcasing traditional aesthetics and philosophical ideas.

Take in the sweeping coastal views from the Shioyazaki Lighthouse, which has carefully guided ships to safety for more than 100 years. It’s fronted by two stones, one of which is a memorial to the Japanese pop star Hibari Misora who featured the Shioyazaki Lighthouse in her most famous song.

Iwaki is home to the striking Aquamarine Fukushima, which focuses on the marine species of the Shiome Sea where the Kuroshio and Oyashio ocean currents meet. Get up close to walruses, seals and an array of fish species, then discover Fukushima’s plant life in the botanical garden.

If you’re interested in the local industrial history, visit the Iwaki City Coal and Fossil Museum that details the history of the Joban coal mine. Experience the living conditions in a replica 1930s miner’s room and step into the recreated Horuru Tunnel, then admire the collection of dinosaur fossils dating from the Paleozoic to Cenozoic eras.

Getting around

Iwaki is just over one hour’s drive from Fukushima Airport and around two hours by train to Fukushima. Buses travel throughout the city and access most of Iwaki’s sights.

Iwaki travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Iwaki?

    Iwaki Washington Hotel, rated with a score of 7,6 from 626 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Iwaki. Other top stays include Super Hotel Fukushima Iwaki, with an average rating of 8,3 from 239 reviewers, and Hotel Crown Hills Iwaki, with a score of 7,6 from 423 reviewers.