The Aizu Bukeyashiki - Samurai Residence
The residential complex of a top-ranking Aizu retainer, and other Important Cultural Assets of Fukushima
The residential complex of a top-ranking Edo period Aizu retainer, Tanomo Saigo, is featured at this museum park. There is also a bailiff’s office that has been designated an Important Cultural Asset of Fukushima Prefecture, as well as a tea house, a rice mill, and other buildings of historical interest on the grounds. In the 38 roomed Japanese house, wax figures demonstrate how samurai families lived in the old days.
There is a shop carrying traditional Aizu craftwork and souvenir items in the main building, as well as a restaurant serving local cuisine.
You can experience hands-on activities including painting akabeko and okiagari koboshi, or enjoy a set of quiz cards (300 yen for one set of 3) teaching about the history and culture of Aizu. If you answer them correctly, you will receive a prize.
【TEL】0242-28-2514 【Business hours】8:30-17:00(April to November) ／9:00-16:30(December to March)
【Regular holiday】Open throughout the year 【Fee】Adults：850yen／High & Junior High School Students：550yen／Elementary School Students：450yen（As of March 1, 2017）
【Access】By Car：20 minutes from the Aizuwakamatsu IC exit
By Bus：one minute on foot from the Haikara-san/ Akabe "Aizu Bukeyashiki mae" bus stop
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