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The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle)若松城(鶴ケ城)天守閣

Castle / Ruins of Castle

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)

phone 0242274005

8:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)

Review of Tsuruga Castle

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Reviewed:2018/11/23 Big Japanese castle.
One of the things to do when in the Aizu region of Fukushima is go see the castle. It's possibly the biggest tourist attraction there and it's easy to see why. The thing is big. Not as big as Osaka...
Reviewed:2018/10/31 Tsuruga-Jo (Castle)
Very interesting place. Artifacts are obviously Japanese with associated descriptions but enough English to understand the history. Guess this is what 'The Last Samurai ' was representing. Went on...
Reviewed:2018/10/13 Pretty nice
Lots of history. Wish more displays were in English. Parking is available. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

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Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park [ map ]
Aizu / Kitakata / Bandai / InawashiroArea
8:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee] 510yen
Parking Lot
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