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Tsuruga Castle

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Sakura in bloom throughout the grounds - stunning!

The castle park grounds have 1000 sakura trees, more or less, and all were at peak on the day we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Big Japanese castle.

One of the things to do when in the Aizu region of Fukushima is go see the castle. It's possibly... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
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1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0873, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 7 February 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 23 November 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 31 October 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 13 October 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
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Reviewed 18 September 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
Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 20 August 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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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Tsuruga castle. We found a volunteer tour guide who showed us around the free area - although he did not speak much English we were lucky to have our japanese friends with us to help translate (apparently there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samanthaHBL
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Tsuruga Castle is quite famous as an important battle site in the 1868 civil war known as the Boshin War. We visited at the time of the 150th anniversary of the war and there were a lot of informative displays and videos that were accessible...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately not original but still worth a visit for interesting displays, with quite a bit of English explanation.

Date of experience: July 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