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Tsuruga Castle

1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0873, Fukushima Prefecture
+81 242-27-4005
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Castle reconstruction museum presents detailed information about the last of the samurai

Dramatic castle reconstructed in the 1960's which has great exhibits in Japanese and English... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Cal_Travel_Lover
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San Francisco, California
Samurai history

this is a must visit if you are really interested in the history of the rulers of Japan. The... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
janwsr
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Raseborg, Finland
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1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0873, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Dramatic castle reconstructed in the 1960's which has great exhibits in Japanese and English describing the details of the last of the samurai resisting the transfer of power to the Meiji government and emperor. Well presented and understandable. Worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Reviewed 18 May 2017

this is a must visit if you are really interested in the history of the rulers of Japan. The exhibits span over many centuries and there is sufficient info in english language.

Thank janwsr
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a castle just like the others. In April it can be very cold inside too. If you are on a day trip you can drop your luggage in the coin locker at the station.

Thank elinast2016
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Extremely lucky to have seen the castle's Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom. A beautiful reconstruction of the castle. It's best to take the bus loop and then walk to the castle, specially when it's crowded.

Thank rodsol28
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Luckily, we visit the most beautiful day with fabulous sakura. Very Beautiful. We take a lot of photos like postcard. It is really cool.

Thank Aldous A
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The castle was beautiful! All of the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. We couldn't have come at a better time.

Thank dlsalse
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Personally I find this castle quite small compared to some others I have been but I was rather impressed that they have English subs in their short video clips and exhibits which was very helpful for me to understand the history of this castle. When...More

Thank Joni H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The castle was very interesting with a lot of information on the displays in English as well as Japanese. As you walk up the various levels to the top of the castle you see an interesting history of the Aizu area and learn about their...More

Thank siefs
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 models are presented in Japanese and English. Videos are subtitled. A well supplied gift store...More

Thank bjfast
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Inside the castle the history of the local samurai families in explained, showing the string ties between the city of Aizuwakamatsu and the history of modern Japan. Well presented, with all descriptions in English as well. Worth a visit, as it will make people discover...More

Thank Raffaello M
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