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The Castle Tower of Wakamatsu Castle(Tsurugajo Castle) (若松城(鶴ヶ城)天守閣)

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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.

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Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park (Aizu / Kitakata / Bandai / InawashiroArea)

phone 0242274005
place

8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Tsuruga jo Castle

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Reviewed:2020/02/02 excellent historical displays and gift shop
like many re-built castles, Tsuruga-jo is a historical museum in a town with a rich samurai history. From the lookout at the top of the Castle, there are panoramic views of the city, and on the way...
Reviewed:2019/10/28 EVEN IF IS A REPLICA IT IS WELL DONE
The interior is a museum that gives you history of the several rebuilding of the castle plus all the owners with their demise. This building played an important part in the death of the samurai way...
Reviewed:2019/08/18 Nice but not real.
The castle looks nice but it is just not old. The impression is ‘control’. Some samoerai clothed people walk around.

Easy to reach with the green or red bus lines. Take time to visit the nearby...

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Address
Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Outemachi 1-1 In Tsurugajo Park [map]
Area
Aizu / Kitakata / Bandai / InawashiroArea
Phone
0242274005
Hours
8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] 520yen (common with Rinkaku Tea Room)
Parking Lot
Available(356spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB)
Smoking
Not available
Note
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
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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