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Tsuruga Castle (Wakamatsu Castle)

Travel Guide - Tsuruga Castle (Wakamatsu Castle)

InformationInformation

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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

Wafuku @Wafuku_me - 2018-12-12
Tsuruga Castle in Aizuwakamatu city , #Fukushima
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Wafuku @Wafuku_me - 2018-12-10
Tsuruga Castle in Aizuwakamatu city , #Fukushima
If you plan on going, Why do not you enjoy yourself wearing… https://t.co/hrOitGkdQf
Nippon.com @nippon_en - 2018-11-03
Tsuruga Castle offers lovely views of colorful maple and ginkgo trees from late October through early November. https://t.co/DmKatxS8ck
Nippon.com @nippon_en - 2018-11-02
Tsuruga Castle offers lovely views of colorful maple and ginkgo trees from late October through early November. https://t.co/DmKatxS8ck
Wanderlust magazine @wanderlustmag - 2018-10-29
Tohoku is home to The Tsuruga Castle, the place traditional samurai culture last existed, just one of the reasons w… https://t.co/80U9cKKptb
Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2018-10-27
If you're up for history, culture, and sake, Aizu is the place to be. Located in Fukushima, Aizu boasts the beautif… https://t.co/CzflP5THgJ
Tadaima Japan 🗻 @tadaima_jp - 2018-10-25
Tsuruga Castle is not only a beautiful castle, it's also where the samurai loyal to the Shogun withstood a month-lo… https://t.co/6pSmxpjM5I
Wanderlust magazine @wanderlustmag - 2018-10-22
Tohoku is home to The Tsuruga Castle, the place traditional samurai culture last existed, just one of the reasons w… https://t.co/CluzdzSaFr
Time Travel Turtle @michaelturtle - 2018-08-16
The samurai spirit is strong in Aizu-Wakamatsu… a Japanese city where I can be beaten up by 16-year-old girls! :)… https://t.co/AZJUSqDYuF
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2018-08-12
We spent some time at the historic Tsuruga Castle, in Aizuwakamatsu. This castle was an important fighting ground d… https://t.co/eB3TSc8Ll3
Nicole Clement @w36500days - 2018-08-12
Day 3.
Tsuruga Castle in Aizuwakamatsu. Shopping for local arts and crafts. Eating some delicious treats. Making o… https://t.co/alGsu3j5wk
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2018-08-11
The impressive Tsuruga Castle standing tall for #InsideJapan's Andrew https://t.co/PQHk6Gop9v
Time Travel Turtle @michaelturtle - 2018-08-08
The city of Aizu-Wakamatsu, three hours north of Tokyo, was the last place in Japan to have samurai.

It was here i… https://t.co/rJWWLh5e4h
Usaburo @usaburobt - 2018-07-31
@ObunBT Bun-chan, this scenario is not so imaginary. After Takeyoshi and I get to Tsuruga Castle, we are not likely… https://t.co/ts1BjUkXoH
ユージ @ms07rr - 2018-07-27
From 🏕campsite to
🐎Aizuwakamatsu city
I came to Tsuruga castle🏯.
The city of Aizu which I see from the castle towe… https://t.co/BhBI98ACMg
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2018-05-08
Aizu no Sato #YouthHostel is close to Aizuwakamatsu city with many sightseeing spots such as samurai residence or T… https://t.co/7BXHgsf0i3
PacSet @PacSetTours - 2018-04-18
The blossoms at Tsuruga Castle are amaaaaaazing! #pacset https://t.co/N69FPtZu74
Silver @kitty16124043 - 2018-04-01
Speaking of Fukushima, I wanna visit Tsuruga castle and see it with cherry blossoms in full blooms, and also a big… https://t.co/AfSjhRA5Rr
洋音雀 @YouneSuzume - 2018-03-19
Things I researched yesterday for The Sparrow's Citadel: The siege of Tsuruga Castle during the Boshin War

Things… https://t.co/80JYHO9s0o
Torame, Wandering Mage. @KintsugiTiger - 2018-03-15
'...I think I left everyone a message telling them i wouldn't be around for a while.' He said, sitting by a river o… https://t.co/0reiFPKxLE
Bianca S. Valerio @Bianca_Valerio - 2018-03-04
My Japan posts continues as there's much I haven't shared!
Aizuwakamatsu or Tsuruga Castle, - so hard to remember,… https://t.co/MJBD6ZASik
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2018-02-08
Aizu no Sato #YouthHostel is close to Aizuwakamatsu city with many sightseeing spots such as samurai residence or T… https://t.co/22ECcXZ0dM
Rebekah Awuah @rebekahawuah - 2018-02-02
The Crane or Tsuruga Castle has been designated as an important Cultural and heritage site in northern Japan,... https://t.co/nHgS3dDGA0
Ikeda Spa ♨️ @IkedaSpa - 2018-01-09
Snow on the cherry tree, Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle (Tsuruga Castle), Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan. Visit Japan durin… https://t.co/LnZNtR9ZcZ
neelie gr @neeliegr - 2018-01-05
Tsuruga Castle (Fukushima Prefecture) in winter. https://t.co/RYnfSS0uC3
夢か幻か 四季 @caressvenuscall - 2017-12-19
Is this Wakamatsu Castle or Tsuruga Castle?

The official name is Wakamatsu Castle, but it's known locally as Tsuruga Castle.
#locally
夢か幻か 四季 @caressvenuscall - 2017-12-19
It is called Tsuruga Castle around here.
#Tsuruga #Wakamatsu
Shannen Donovan @shannend29 - 2017-12-05
This past weekend I was able to go on a two day tour of Aizu, in Fukshima! We went to Higashiyama Onsen, Tsuruga Ca… https://t.co/bB189cyM3m
Maou Yumisu @QueenOfGrey - 2017-11-01
I did prepare something for if Tsuruga comes to the castle . . Buut . .
黒須ユーキ Cross Yuki @skydog_gang - 2017-10-05
Here's another shot from #Aizuwakamatsu Castle, a.k.a. Tsuruga Castle, in… Castlehttps://www.instagram.com/p/BZ2eDwmFk_P/
黒須ユーキ Cross Yuki @skydog_gang - 2017-10-04
It was like a midsummer day. #Aizuwakamatsu Castle, a.k.a. Tsuruga Castle, in… Castlehttps://www.instagram.com/p/BZ0DCptlxQ_/

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