Tsurugajo Castle

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Tsurugajo Castle in Fukushima prefecture was originally built in the 14th century. It was able to withstand assaults from man and nature and earned the name the indestructible castle. That was, up until the Meiji Restoration. It was destroyed in the Boshin War of 1868 as a bastion of the old Tokugawa alliance. It stands again today after subsequent renovations and being re-purposed into a museum. It has a red-tiled roof which is unique among Japanese castle keeps. It is a great place to learn about Japanese history and samurai. The castle can alternatively be called Wakamatsujo Castle.

1.5 Hours
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1-1 Ote-machi, Aizuwaakamatsu City, Fukushima
Method of payment
Recommended season
April, May, August
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:30~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY410 / Adult

Child: JPY 150

tea room: JPY 210
Set ticket (entrance fee&tea room )will be cheaper than buying individual tickets. (JPY 520)

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