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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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  • Just the fall foliage was in bloom. It was a little weather permitting, is much nicer, but I'm afraid a cold day. In the moat to Aizu TV restaurant drinking tea for warming up and then walked inside, I went to the Museum of history.
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  • Leaves, mid-11, I visited. And running with abandon in the Castle, while enjoying a view autumn leaves about. This time of year than autumn, Ginkgo biloba yellow leaves are very beautiful. Cherry Blossom is beautiful and the pictures candlelight Festival of winter is like that too.
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  • Japan 100 people be counted in one of the castle is the Castle, view from the top floor is the best. What relationship drama in two or three years ago, will be repaired and became quite clean.
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