Aizu's Historical Tsuruga Castle which also popular with its light up at night
Tsuruga Castle of Aizu is a famous one among castle in Fukushima Prefecture. Located in Aizuwakamatsu City, this castle became a stage of Boshin War. Beside the strong history that you can feel, Tsuruga Castle also popular with light up in the night. During spring and autumn, not only the castle but cherry blossoms and autumn foliage also colored by the light. As for the access, visitor can use a loop bus route.
Tsuruga Castle which can be said as the symbol of Aizu-Wakamatsu City was built about 630 years ago in the first half of the 15th century. In 1868, it was destroyed after the Boshin War, a rebellion against the newly formed Meiji government, which had taken over control from the samurai. Tsuruga Castle was demolished along with the end of Japan’s feudal era. The current castle was rebuilt in 1965 and has been certified as a National Designated Historical Site.
In 1868, it was destroyed after the Boshin War, a rebellion against the newly formed Meiji government, which had taken over control from the samurai. It is characterized by its beautiful white walls. The castle is famous for holding out for a month under a fierce siege.
Because Aizu was defeated in the war, this castle was demolished in the Meiji era. The current castle was rebuilt in 1965. In 2011, renovation works completed and the color of the roof tiles was reverted from grey to the original "red tile" as it was at the time of Boshin War, and it will be remembered more like that at that time.
Tsuruga Castle shows a rich different expression in every season, and light ups can also be seen.
|Address||1-1 Outemachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima|
|Access||5 minutes' walk from the Tsurugajo Entrance Bus Stop on the loop route bus "Haikara-san".|
|Business Hours||8:30 to 17:00|