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Tragic history

Tragic tale of young lives wasted. Thevies fron the gravesites is spectacular. Great little... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2016
PaulandJanelle
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Weird celebration of fascism, nationalism, and local history

This place is very famous for the suicide of the 19 teenage samurai at the time of the Boshin... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Susan B
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1404-4 Ikkimachi Yahata, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0003, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This place is very famous for the suicide of the 19 teenage samurai at the time of the Boshin Conflict, a civil war between pro-imperial and pro-bakufu forces. Even though Aizu was on the losing side, the "white tiger force" came to be celebrated in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

My father is from this area and since I was a young kid, I heard all about the Byakkotai soldiers. It wasn't until I was an adult that I visited the site and realized the history and tragic end to these boy soldiers. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area, amazing views and history, we learnt many things at the tomb. Visiting the castle, the tomb and the samurai residences in combination, even if it’s not on the same day, means you learn the history of the Boshin War in Aizu-wakamatsu from all...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bina G
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Byakkotai, or White Tiger Force, were a contingent of teenage boys who fought in the Boshin War on the side of the Loyalists. During the Battle of Tonoguchihara in which Tsuruga Castle was being besieged, a group of 20 Byakkotai soldiers became cut off...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Tragic tale of young lives wasted. Thevies fron the gravesites is spectacular. Great little souvenir shops at the bottom of the hill.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank PaulandJanelle
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Good as we can learn of the history of these byakkotai and i truly enjoyed it i wish i can visit there again.

Date of experience: April 2015
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