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Soma Travel Guide

Soma (相馬) is located north-east of Fukushima Prefecture. It is also known as Soso area. This area is located between pacific ocean and Abukuma Highland. This area is also called Hamadori area. Because it is facing on the pacific ocean, it has very warm weather and even it is in Tohoku Region, there is not much snowing. This area was very important for accessing north and Kanto for long time, therefore there are many historic sites in this area. There is the most famous Samurai Cavary Festival called Nomaoi Matsuri in this area. Hundreds of Samurai with armors rider horses, and do racing, parade and fighiting.

The contents of this area

Area Distribution : Fukushima

Hansaki Sweeping Sakura

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Access to Soma

By Car

Use Sendaitobu Express Way to Joban Express Way. Express at Minamisoma.

By Train

Use JR Tohoku Line to Iwanuma Station. Change Joban Line to Haranomachi Station.

Sightseeing Guide: Soma

Soma (相馬) is located north-east of Fukushima Prefecture. It is also known as Soso area. This area is located between pacific ocean and Abukuma Highland. This area is also called Hamadori area. Because it is facing on the pacific ocean, it has very warm weather and even it is in Tohoku Region, there is not much snowing. This area was very important for accessing north and Kanto for long time, therefore there are many historic sites in this area. There is the most famous Samurai Cavary Festival called Nomaoi Matsuri in this area. Hundreds of Samurai with armors rider horses, and do racing, parade and fighiting.