Feb/7 - 8, 2020 Aizu Painted Candle festival "Yuki Hotaru"

Sightseeing information about Feb/7 - 8, 2020 Aizu Painted Candle festival "Yuki Hotaru" in Japan.

Feb/7 - 8, 2020 Aizu Painted Candle festival "Yuki Hotaru"3.6

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 from 2/7 '20 to 2/8 '20


Aizu Painted Candle is known as a traditional handicraft of Aizu Region in Fukushima Prefecture.
During the festival, approximately 10,000 candles illuminate the snowy landscape at Tsuruga Castle, Oyaku-en Garden, and throughout the Aizu-wakamatsu City.

Dates : February 7 - 8, 2020
Venue : Tsuruga Castle, Oyaku-en Garden, other locations around the Aizuwakamatsu City
Address : 1-1 Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture (Tsuruga Castle)
Tel : 0242-23-4141
Access :
- take a bus from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station (10mins), and get off at Tsuruga Castle Entrance, and walk 7 mins (Tsuruga Castle)
- take a bus from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station (10mins), and get off at Oyakuen Entrance (Oyakuen Garden)
Parking Lot : 360 lots available

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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