- Naraha, Fukushima
— Town — Fukushima Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Japan Region Tōhoku Prefecture Fukushima District Futaba District Area – Total 103.45 km2 (39.9 sq mi) Population (2003) – Total 8,230 – Density 79.6/km2 (206/sq mi) Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) Website Town of Naraha
Among other attractions, Naraha houses J-Village, a state of the art sports training and convention facility that also houses a hotel, restaurant and public bath. The Argentina National Football Team stayed at J-Village for the 2002 World Cup.
Naraha also houses one of Japan's fifty-seven (57) cycling terminals and an onsen (a hot spring with a traditional Japanese public bath).
Naraha is accessible by train. There are two stops for Naraha on the Joban Line 3: Kido in the southern part of the town and Tatsuta in the northern part.
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Naraha has been suffered great devastation as a result of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Naraha, along with Tomioka, is home to the Fukushima Daini (Number 2) Power Plant. The Daini power plant had a problem with its cooling facility. This was in addition to problems suffered by the nearby Fukushima Daiichi (Number 1) Power Plant. Naraha was evacuated as a result of the problems at the plant.
- Naraha official website (Japanese) (some English content)
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