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Tsurugajo Castle, Aizuwakamatsu

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The castle is a reconstruction from the mid-20th Century. For me, it was the artifacts from the castle's history that were engaging. It apparently went through seven samurai families. The third floor ...  read more »
  • One of the best preserved Samurai castels in the Tohoku region. If you are really interested in Japanese history, this castel is recommended for you. It is like a book of history meticulously arranged...  read more »
  • Beautiful castle with good historical displays and information. Has a tea room and a kiosk and is easily accessible from the town bus. 
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