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Tsuruga Castle

Opens in 29 min: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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I visited Tsuruga Castle on a weekday, but there were so many people enjoying cherry blossoms... read more

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Aizu Wakamatsu main attraction

IMHO Tsuruga-jo is the most important attraction at Aizu Wakamatsu. It definitely worth your 2... read more

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1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0873, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Tsuruga Castle on a weekday, but there were so many people enjoying cherry blossoms there. The building itself was beautifully reconstructed, but you can see from old pictures how fierce the battle was when Japan was experiencing the Restoration about 150 years ago....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IMHO Tsuruga-jo is the most important attraction at Aizu Wakamatsu. It definitely worth your 2 hours when you are in town. It is a castle replica with 600 years of history and the key battle site of Battle of Aizu, erupted between the Imperial Army...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best attraction in Aizuwakamatsu-shi. Lower floor is free but viewing on top floor need to pay. Cherry Blossom season should be great.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Danlbh
Reviewed February 23, 2019

The castle park grounds have 1000 sakura trees, more or less, and all were at peak on the day we visited. This was a return visit to the castle for us. We made a day trip here the previous year and decided to spend more...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

We only had a short time to have a look around the grounds and get photo but it really is an impressive castle. The stone work leading up to the area is also interesting as the gap between the stones is so small and some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

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 castle or the one in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

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 a damp Saturday, not too busy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Lots of history. Wish more displays were in English. Parking is available. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hoaimyw
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Good displays but was horrendously crowded when I was there. Lesson - Don't go on Japanese public holidays, or anytime else when they are likely to be around. Good views from the top though.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Quite a climb to the top. Not great views, although cloudy when visited. Not much inside. Been to better castles in Japan although many are similar

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hengky S
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Response from MarcinDrP | Reviewed this property |
Fukushima airport is the closest, then, likely Niigata,,, but, overall, the cheapest place to fly to maybe Tokyo -- and then highway bus to Koriyama and then bus/train to Aizu