Aizu Wakamatsu is a city in the western part of Fukushima Prefecture. During the Boshin War, the then town of Aizu Wakamatsu with its Aizu Wakamatsu Castle were besieged by Imperial forces, and although they surrended the people were badly treated afterwards. Aizu Wakamatsu attractions include the reconstructed Aizu Wakamatsu Castle, Tsuruga Castle Park, which is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots, and Aizu Matsudaira's Royal Garden.
Aizu Wakamatsu Address:
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture.
AIZU WAKAMATSU MAP
Aizu Wakamatsu is indicated by the red marker.
AIZU WAKAMATSU ATTRACTIONS
AIZU WAKAMATSU CASTLES
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle, is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in the city of Aizu Wakamatsu Fukushima Prefecture. When Aizu Wakamatsu Castle was first constructed in 1384 under the orders of Ashina Naomori, it was named Kurokawa Castle. In 1589 Aizu Wakamatsu Castle was captured by Date Masamune, only to lose it in 1590 to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In 1592 the new lord, Gamo Ujisato, redeveloped the castle and named it Tsuruga Castle, however it was also known as Aizu Castle and Wakamatsu Castle. In 1868 in the Boshin War, Aizu Wakamatsu Castle was taken under siege for a month and then surrendered. Most of Aizu Wakamatsu Castle was then dismantled as part of the Meiji Restoration. In 1965 a concrete reconstruction of the main keep was completed.
AIZU WAKAMATSU GARDENS and PARKS
Tsuruga Castle Park, in Aizu Wakamatsu Fukushima Prefecture, is most famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Tsuruga Castle Park also features the modern reconstruction of Aizu Wakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle.
Author: Craig Fryer