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Tsurugajo Castle, Aizuwakamatsu
(4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Is a splendid Castle, but in seems to be in the 5-storey building. It was without emotional Museum. Better still is autumn and Castle seen from the outside.
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  • Autumn is worth seeing! Autumn and Castle can together take here from those who had been taken by the DSLR! And was taught a lovely place. Taken from a public phone box is really beautiful! It is recommended!
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  • On weekday mornings at 9 was too crowded and that autumn. Hotel Museum, which overlooks the Aizu-Wakamatsu city from the top floor.
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