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Tsuruga Castle (Wakamatsu Castle)

Travel Guide - Tsuruga Castle (Wakamatsu Castle)


Tsurugajo Castle was originally built in 1384 and was called Kurokawa Castle at that time. In 1591, Gamo Ujisato constructed the seven-story Tenshukaku building and also renamed the castle Turuga Castle. The castle was destroyed in 1874 after the Boshin Civil War. The realistic replica of the castle was constructed in 1965 and now used as a historical museum. The moat and stone walls of the original castle still remain. About a thousand cherry blossoms adorn the castle in April.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Tenshukaku and Tea House "Rinkaku": 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • Tenshukaku and Tea House "Rinkaku": 150 yen (Child)
  • Tenshukaku Only: 410 yen (General, Adult)
  • Tenshukaku Only: 150 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Take Haikara-san bus from JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Station and get off at Turugajo-iriguchi Bus stop (20 minutes bus ride)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Otemachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima, 965-0873


Tsukiyomi @tsukiyominoasa - 2021-04-12
”Cherry blossoms 🌸 in full bloom at Tsuruga Castle in Aizu Wakamatsu.
I would like you all to see it, since it is t… https://t.co/lf6y9gbVzS
☆🏰The Black Meijin🦅|👁الخبير الأسود♟☆ @TheBlackMeijin - 2021-04-07
☆Tsuruga Castle.
☆Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture.
☆During The Nanboku-Cho Period, The Area Was Ruled By The A… https://t.co/AFkhwJCn2O
Sheryle Smith @SmithSheryle - 2021-03-18
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traveljunkie2 @traveljunkie21 - 2021-03-18
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Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2021-03-04
Iimoriyama is a small hill near Tsuruga Castle in Aizuwakamatsu made famous by the Byakkotai (White Tiger Unit) of… https://t.co/YOSKqo9PH2
Japan Travel Advice @JapanTravelAdv - 2021-03-03
Tsuruga Castle, also called Aizuwakamatsu Castle was the seat of power of Aizu Domain and the last stand for the sa… https://t.co/NesbCh38Sk
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2021-03-02
Tsuruga Castle, also called Aizuwakamatsu Castle was the seat of power of Aizu Domain and the last stand for the sa… https://t.co/fLi9oXvOkU
Christopher Thom @KernowDeth - 2021-02-27
@PuzzlingPlaces I am stuck on 98% for Tsuruga Castle where do the last 2 cherry blossom trees go I can see where I… https://t.co/iKCPfEvadj
Ralf Greve @RalfGreve - 2021-02-21
Snow sculpture of the Tsuruga Castle at the 2012 Sapporo Snow Festival. This year‘s one was cancelled due to Corona… https://t.co/zgN10syXaU
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2021-02-19
Quick visit to Tsuruga Castle, the seat of Aizu Domain. This castle was the last stand for the samurai of the Aizu… https://t.co/sTSD4z7HBj
Shahriar Shahrabi @IRCSS - 2021-02-18
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Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2021-02-17
Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan in Aizuwakamatsu was a samurai school for the Aizu clan during the Edo period. It was establ… https://t.co/5L1435u6t0
Nicki Yoshihara @Tokiotours - 2021-02-06
I can’t wait for cherry blossom season!

Spring Tsuruga Castle, Fukushima Prefecture 🇯🇵

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Spring Tsuruga Castle, Fukushima Prefecture 🇯🇵 https://t.co/wSlkLNyNh6
Yoshitsugu Otani @memaiOtani - 2021-01-29
He sits comfortable looking onto his garden from his Castle Tsuruga. It was getting lively with trade as usual most… https://t.co/iCmA9F4gHP
Yoshitsugu Otani @memaiOtani - 2021-01-29
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Man possessing undying loyalty
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Yoshitsugu Otani @memaiOtani - 2021-01-29
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TABIKURU_Global @tabikuru_global - 2021-01-24
From today, we are going to share the pictures with snow! This is the Tsuruga castle at Aizuwakamatsu city in Fukus… https://t.co/0H6cEDRnHS
yioka @yioka2 - 2021-01-08
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Yui-chan papa @wthiro2 - 2020-12-20
The Tsuruga Castle seems to have been covered w/ snow... beautiful isn’t it !? https://t.co/HBhirzVPXc
Patricia FLOR @EUAmbJP - 2020-12-01
Thank you #Aizu EU Association for a delightful discussion on EU-Japan relations, honouring the historic significan… https://t.co/Dz7w8283R2
Puzzling Places @PuzzlingPlaces - 2020-11-21
To celebrate >200 Patrons supporting the development of Puzzling Places, we yesterday released a new freebie puz… https://t.co/BiV7PlOWyc
fuji @fuji_3DCG - 2020-11-21
Thank you @PuzzlingPlaces, Patron:)

Tsuruga Castle withstood the New Government Army's month-long barrage during t… https://t.co/DlMYOPVakp
Tim Gleason @timg_tweeter - 2020-10-20
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Good Tasty Sake @sake_tasty - 2020-10-18
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fukushimaminpo_english @FukushimaminpoE - 2020-10-05
Yae Niijima's bronze statue completed at Tsuruga Castle - FUKUSHIMA MINPO NEWS https://t.co/6DUExmzW0o
Baoshin @Baoxing12 - 2020-07-22
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Japan budget traveler @JapanBudget - 2020-07-18
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beep bop kat bot @022_km - 2020-07-15
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Asger R. Christensen @asgerrojle - 2020-06-25
#Tsuruga Castle, center of #Aizu clan power, center of modern Aizu local patriotism. This time I made it to the ins… https://t.co/MMvjZ1lwSS
Japan budget traveler @JapanBudget - 2020-06-12
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