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Aizu samurai residence

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Innai-1-1 Higashiyamamachi Ōaza Ishiyama, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima 965-0813, Japan

The original samurai mansion on this site burnt down in 1868 & has been reconstructed for visitors.

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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 4:55 PM

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Nicolas weng kan 4 months ago

Amazing place that used to be the residence of a high level samurai. You get the visit the estate and go into some of the rooms. The place is teeming it’s history some of it a bit gruesome like the room where the wife and her followers committed suicide to free their lord to go fight the Boshin rebellion. Worth visiting

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- Ymg 8 months ago

Hidden gem in Aizu with old Japanese atmosphere. Dogs are allowed except the indoors of the building for no additional fee. Recommend the place even for the rainy days.

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9 Dai a year ago

For me, it is a photogenic place. The scenery of the mountains of Aizu and samurai residences resonates with me. Of course, you can learn about the history of Aizu and the tragedy of the Aizu clan. Unfortunately, explanations of the exhibits are mostly in Japanese, which is difficult for foreigners to understand. It is a 10-minute walk from Higashiyama Onsen, so it is recommended to visit before or after going to the Onsen. The following is the description of the pamphlet in English. What is the Aizu Bukeyashiki? In the Edo Period, Aizu was a symbolic samurai town that supported the Tokugawa shogunate. However, in the second half of the 19th century, the Aizu clan became caught up in the maelstrom of the Boshin War, a civil war that broke out during Japan's transition from the feudal system to an emperor system. Before long, the castle town of Aizu was exposed to the flames of war, and the Bukeyashiki was almost completely destroyed by fire. The people of Aizu, lamenting this, took the finding of drawings of the chief retainer's residence (SAIGO Tanomo's residence) as an opportunity for the basis of thorough background research, and planned a restoration. In 1975, the present day "Aizu Bukeyashiki" was completed, including period buildings such as the historical archive, tearoom, and administrative headquarters. Experience for yourself the historical culture of the samurai era. On the premises, there is a restaurant and souvenir shop, and you can also enjoy painting folk crafts and trying archery.

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Tom Yokom 5 years ago

Rich in history, very well laid out, easy to know the route with well placed signs, good plaques explaining what different things are, and a very nice gift shop at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Much better than the castle.

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Richard Navarro 6 years ago

Beautiful historic grounds in Aizuwakamatsu! When you purchase a ticket to go inside you are greeted by wonderful staff and a nice warm rice sweet drink which is great during the winter season! From there it's a self guided tour through the historic samurai residence filled with great history and exhibits! I definitely recommend especially if you're taking the tour bus route!