The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle) (若松城(鶴ヶ城)天守閣)
This is a Japanese castle in Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu City. Locally it is called Tsurugajo Castle. The castle was the seat of famous feudal warlords but was damaged in the Boshin Civil War at the end of the Edo period and demolished in 1874. It was rebuilt in 1965, and in 2011 the roof tiles were reverted to the original red resembling the time of the end of Tokugawa Shogunate. It is the only castle in Japan where visitors can see the elegant red tiled keep. In addition, the castle tower also acts as a museum focusing on the Boshin War, exhibiting helmets, weapons, materials, etc. of successive castle owners. Around the castle tower is also a cherry blossom viewing area and many visitors come to visit in the spring.
Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park (Aizu / Kitakata / Bandai / InawashiroArea)
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- Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park [map]
- 8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
- open everyday
- [Admission fee] 520yen (common with Rinkaku Tea Room)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB)
- Not available
- Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Estimated stay time
- 60-120 minutes
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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