Tsuruga-jo Castle

Tsurugajo castle, the city's main tourist landmark, made its comeback with the newly red-tiled tower
*The Aizu-Wakamatsu foreign language volunteer guide  
The Aizu-Wakamatsu foreign language volunteer guide will give guided-tours in Tsurugajo Castle and the surrounding grounds in English or Chinese.
※A reservation is required at least two weeks in advance. In addition, please understand that we may not be able to meet your request for a tour guide.
For details, please check the following site
http://www.tsurugajo.com/language/eng/volunteerguide/
Please make reservations on the reservation page of our website.
The General Foundation Aizu-Wakamatsu Tourism Bureau, Tsurugajo Castle Management Office
※A reservation is required at least two weeks in advance. In addition, please understand that we may not be able to meet your request for a tour guide.
http://www.tsurugajo.com/language/eng/volunteerguide/

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 complete, with its red tile roofs 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】Bus: the Aizuwakamatsu Town Bus (Haikara-san/ Akabe) to Tsurugajo Iriguchi bus stop, then a 5 minute walk
Car: 15 minutes from Ban-etsu Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu IC

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