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Aizu Old Samurai Residences

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Interesting Bit of History

This is the manor house where the Samurai ruled the local area. The complex is composed of multiple... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
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Open-air museum and ramen

Museum is off the map. We walked there from the castle (30 min) but I'd recommend Aizu loop bus... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Elina S
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

I went to Aizuwakamatsu city (in Fukushima prefecture) in October 28,2018 . I used Aizu Gurutto Card for my sightseeing in this trip. It was great 👍 I have read a lot of the history of this town since I like Japanese castle and samurai’story....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The standard admission fee for Bukeyashiki may seem high (unless one thinks of the cost of preservation) but I would like to thank the young lady at the ticket booth for introducing the Aizuwakamatsu app. By downloading the app, a set of tickets for Bukeyashiki,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

This is the manor house where the Samurai ruled the local area. The complex is composed of multiple buildings, set amongst beautifully cultivated gardens. The ticket office provides English-language guides, and the many halls contain period artefacts and recreations of everyday life in the Samurai...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ViajesyVino
Reviewed December 30, 2017

This is an open air museum the main feature of which is the replica of the residence of a top ranking samurai of the Aizu fiefdom, Tanomo Saigou. It is spacious with thirty eight rooms. By walking around the building you get a good feel...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Aizu Bukeyakishi was basically a folk village with samurai residence buildings, the place was efficiently laid out with the suggested tour route clearly labeled which allowed a good look at every corner of the complex. The explanations were well posted also. The 850 yen...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This place is a must visit for people with the slightest interest in the Edo period as it gives a very good picture of how the upper ranked samurai lived. The mansion is actually a recreation of the residence of a senior retainer of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gracia83
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Museum is off the map. We walked there from the castle (30 min) but I'd recommend Aizu loop bus instead because the route is quite boring. There are many buildings but you can only watch them from outside. If you get hungry, there is an...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Elina S
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Personally I thought the 850 yen entrance fee is quite costly though the samurai houses are quite well maintained. There are quite a few houses there so taking a slow stroll visiting each of them can be quite nice.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank jonih916
Reviewed March 7, 2017

The old residence is just next to the bus station where you could drop the luggage at the locker (of the station), wander the attraction for an hour or so, and continue your journey by the bus to Aizu train station. It is one of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jlee1129
Reviewed October 6, 2016

A large and informative site giving insight into samurai lifestyle and local history. There's a town bus stop at the entrance.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ozzie_wanderlust
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