I wrote a post recently about the various coffee shops in the east side of the Fukushima train station. I realized I forgot one.
There’s a coffee shop on the fifth floor of the shopping center (S-pal) which adjoins the train station. I had never actually gone there before, so I decided to check it out!
It’s the first thing you see when you exit the elevator on the fifth floor. It’s not a chain, I believe.
I think perhaps of all the train station coffee shops in the station, it is the one I recommend for tourists. It’s got a view of Fukushima City to the south side.
I wouldn’t exactly say the view is lovely. But it’s interesting, especially if you are just passing through Fukushima.
Nakago is the number one department store in Fukushima City. I don’t think it’s considered hip anymore, but it’s got a long history in Fukushima City. It’s mostly expensive though. Rich lady shopping.
If you are a tourist, the place to go in Nakago is the Japanese items sections….souvenirs made in Fukushima, or in other parts of Japan. It’s where I often go to buy presents for people in the United States, especially the nicer quality items. I think it’s cheaper and better than the airport, especially since Nakago is geared to actual Japanese people who know a lot about the items. (Although the airport is better for cheap kitschy items.)