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Wakamatsu Castle Tower (Tsuruga Castle)
The castle was constructed in 1384 by Ashina Naomori as a traditional Japanese building, and the castle tower was later built in 1590 by Gamo Ujisato after his transfer to Aizu. He officially named it "Tsuruga Castle". Its castle lords had tried to expand the castle in subsequent years, but it was unfortunately torn down during the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). The current castle tower was reconstructed in 1965. In spring of 2011, the castle underwent renovation to return the roof tiles to the original red ones from the Bakumatsu period (1853 - 1867). In spring, the sight of the cherry blossoms falling to the ground adds on to the beauty of the castle.
1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima
8:30 - 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
20 minutes from JR Aizuwakamatsu Station.
15 minutes from Aizuwakamatsu IC on Ban-etsu Expressway.
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