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Tsurugajo Castle, Aizuwakamatsu

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Visit Tsurugajo Castle to explore one of finest examples of traditional Japanese castles and a last refuge of the samurai. The castle suffered a turbulent history, ranging from natural disasters to sieges, which damaged its facade multiple times and led to many restorations. Today a concrete replica, rebuilt thanks to local enthusiasm, stands 34 m (111 ft) tall on its ancient foundation, complete with an elegant tiered tenshu (tower), reconstructed in 1965. Climb up the tower to reach the museum inside and the observation gallery on the top, offering panoramic views of the city. Work out when and for how long to visit Tsurugajo Castle and other Aizuwakamatsu attractions using our handy Aizuwakamatsu itinerary maker.
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  • Hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle stamps because I visited. Castle, white and very clean. Chaya also located outside the walking is recommended even after the break.
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  • Went into the hotel after a long time, but changed the exhibition! Clearly, you can learn the history of late Tokugawa Aizu. Do not absolutely clear at of Aizu.
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  • The original castle has been ruined and moved several times over the years. The current castle reconstruction allows for easy stairway access to all the floors. Interesting artifacts, displays, and mo...  more »