Jan/1, 2020 Tsuruga-jo Castle New Year's Day Visit3.7
from 1/1 '20 to 1/1 '20
Tsuruga-jo Castle is open on New Year's Day.
Visitors can enjoy the amazing view of the 230,000 koku castle town from the 5-story castle tower.
The first 5000 visitors will receive an engi mashibera, a lucky rice paddle, which is exorcised and purified at Kogaikuni Shrine.
Come and get a scoop of luck for the new year.
The castle also holds New Year's Try Your Luck event and lottery.
Date : January 1, 2020
Venue : Tsuruga-jo Castle
Dates : December 31, 2019 23:30～2:30 (final entry : 2:00)
January 1, 2020 8:30～17:00 (final entry : 16:30)
Address : 1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima
Admission : 410 yen for adult, 150 yen for child
-take a bus from Aizuwakamatsu Station, and get off at Tsuruga-jo Kitaguchi (Tsuruga Castle North Exit)
-15 mins by car from Aizuwakamatsu Interchange
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Purpose,Traditional folk,kids,winter in Japan
Airport/Sta.Aizuwakamatsu Sta. (about 2.2km) Google Transit
5.02 months ago
A lovely, beautiful, photogenic castle, the white walls and the red tiles give the castle a unique look. The surrounding stones walls and the moat are picturesque, and the museum inside the tower is very informative and interesting, with pretty good English. The view from the top of the castle is magnificent.
2.04 months ago
From afar was cool until you notice the aluminum windows. It is a reconstruction made in the late 60s without any effort to use traditional construction methods (it was all concrete).
Inside, it is a museum (displaying replicas of clothes, weapons and whatnot). It is kinda interesting as it explains very well the history of the area, but it fails into showing you how that castle might have actually been.
Nonetheless, in the area is where we had some of the most authentic experiences (best restaurant I have been to and traditional hot-springs hostal were amazing).
5.03 months ago
Another amazing place in Japan. The history of this Castle and the surrounding area is tragic yet the people here have cherished the sacrifices of their ancestors. An amazing story and great museum.
5.0a month ago
Very relaxing place to be in. Not too many tourists even in the afternoon. Admission fee is 500 yen, as far as I remember.
5.0a month ago
A beautiful castle with a lot of english explanations about the history before, during and after the Boshin War and Aizu's past. It's well organized and nicely presented. Also, the surroundings like a teahouse and garden are nice to look at. I enjoyed it even though it wasn't my first Japanese castle to see