Tsuruga jo Castle, Aizuwakamatsu

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Visit Tsuruga jo Castle to explore one of finest examples of traditional Japanese castles and a last refuge of the samurai. The castle suffered a turbulent history, ranging from natural disasters to sieges, which damaged its facade multiple times and led to many restorations. Today a concrete replica, rebuilt thanks to local enthusiasm, stands 34 m (111 ft) tall on its ancient foundation, complete with an elegant tiered tenshu (tower), reconstructed in 1965. Climb up the tower to reach the museum inside and the observation gallery on the top, offering panoramic views of the city. Take a look at our Aizuwakamatsu road trip website to schedule your visit to Tsuruga jo Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The castle grounds are always open, though the main tower is open just during the day. Go in the early morning for private views of the foilage. It was foggy during my visit, creating a magical... 
    The castle grounds are always open, though the main tower is open just during the day. Go in the early morning for private views of the foilage. It was foggy during my visit, creating a magical...  more »
  • like many re-built castles, Tsuruga-jo is a historical museum in a town with a rich samurai history. From the lookout at the top of the Castle, there are panoramic views of the city, and on the way.....  more
    like many re-built castles, Tsuruga-jo is a historical museum in a town with a rich samurai history. From the lookout at the top of the Castle, there are panoramic views of the city, and on the way.....  more »
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  • When visiting the castle in the early morning we had a great time. With a permission we could fly our drone around the castle and inside we could enjoy the detailed museum without crowds. The content explanation is in Japanese but also various other languages like English and Chinese, so many people can enjoy it
  • Very nice place, the castle is not original but it is impressive. Worth a visit.

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