Tsuruga-jo Castle

National Historic Site
Tsurugajo castle, the city's main tourist landmark, made its comeback with the newly red-tiled tower

The former building of the castle was built nearly 630 years ago by Naomori Ashina; at that time it was named the Higashi Kurokawa Hall. The castle survived a brutal one-month battle during the Boshin Civil War, which is famous throughout Japan. It was demolished in 1874, but rebuilt in 1965, and in 2001, the two terrace houses attached to the tower building were restored using traditional Edo era methods. Inside the tower is a folk museum where you can learn about the history of Aizu. In 2011, restoration of the tower was restored, complete with its red tile roofs tiles in a faithful reproduction of the castle’s design at the end of the Tokugawa period. Tsuruga-jo is the only castle in Japan today which features red tile roofs.

【TEL】0242-27-4005 【Business hours】The castle tower 8:30 - 17:00 ※last admission 16:30

【Regular holiday】Open throughout the year 【Fee】Castle tower:Adults 410yen/

Junior High & Elementary School Students 150yen/Castle tower & Tea house:Adults 510yen(As of March 1, 2017) 

【Access】By Bus: 5 minutes on foot from the Haikara-san/ Akabe "Tsurugajo Iriguchi" bus stop

By Car: 15 min. from the Ban-etsu Aizu Wakamatsu IC exit

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