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Aizu Wakamatsu
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Tsuruga Castle

Aizu-Wakamatsu (Îᏼ) is a castle town with a long samurai tradition. Located 100 kilometers west of the Fukushima nuclear power plants, the Aizu region was fortunate to receive only a small amount of radioactive fallout, and radiation levels have not changed much from pre-accident levels.

Attractions
Central Aizu Wakamatsu
 1  Tsuruga Castle
Modern reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 79/100 (89 votes)
Visited by: 234 users
 2  Aizu Bukeyashiki
Large, reconstructed samurai mansion.
User rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 120 users
 3  Higashiyama Onsen
Hot spring resort in the city outskirts.
User rating: 77/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 73 users
 4  Fukushima Museum
Prefectural museum about local history.
User rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 51 users
 5  Iimoriyama
Site of suicide by a group of young soldiers.
User rating: 73/100 (43 votes)
Visited by: 102 users
 6  Oyakuen Garden
Traditional Japanese landscape garden.
User rating: 71/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 44 users
 7  Suehiro Sake Brewery
One of Aizu's most famous sake breweries.
User rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 20 users
 8  Aizu Sake Museum
A museum turned sake brewery.
User rating: 64/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 56 users
 
Side Trips from Aizu Wakamatsu
 1  Ouchijuku
Former post town along a trade route.
User rating: 86/100 (34 votes)
Visited by: 76 users
 2  Noguchi Memorial Hall
About famous medical researcher Noguchi Hideyo.
User rating: 64/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 

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User Rating (by 173 users):
78/100
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100.  Yuzawa   78/100
101.  Aizu   78/100
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