The Fukushima Basin is created by the surrounding Mountains in the west and the Highlands in the east, with the Abukuma River flowing through the center of the basin. The Fukushima people traditionally used its rivers to cultivate mullberry trees. However, they now mainly grow many types of fruit orchards. Fukushima is also known for its onsens (hot spring baths). ("Fukushima, Fukushima." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. See "Fukushima, Fukushima". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-07.