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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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  • I saw snow-covered Castle. My remarks in history ended up shouldering Edo period, Aizu in Tohoku area. From the end of shogunate restoration, good thing is that there was no...
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  • In various places, nice Aizu city you can move around by bus. White Castle than I had expected. The walls of the entrance so impressive and I like! I drank sweet shop
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  • It's less reminiscent of the old days. I just think it is super white stairs has become a normal feeling down the steep stairs, and was better in the old! I think so! I liked the old people! Yes, it is so!
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