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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Tohoku - Fukushima
Aizu Wakamatsu
# 52   of 170 destinations
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Aizu-Wakamatsu (Îᏼ) is a castle town with a long samurai tradition that is proudly put on display for visitors. Located 100 kilometers west of the Fukushima nuclear power plants, Aizu was fortunate to receive only a relatively small amount of radioactive fallout. Consequently, radiation levels are only slightly heightened and pose no health risk.

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Attractions
Central Aizu
 1  Tsuruga Castle
Modern reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 79/100 (76 votes)
Visited by: 207 users
 2  Aizu Bukeyashiki
Large, reconstructed samurai mansion.
User rating: 76/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 107 users
 3  Higashiyama Onsen
Hot spring resort in the city outskirts.
User rating: 77/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 69 users
 4  Fukushima Museum
Prefectural museum about local history.
User rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
Visited by: 49 users
 5  Iimoriyama
Site of suicide by a group of young soldiers.
User rating: 71/100 (38 votes)
Visited by: 89 users
 6  Suehiro Sake Brewery
One of Aizu's most famous sake breweries.
User rating: 71/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 19 users
 7  Oyakuen Garden
Traditional Japanese landscape garden.
User rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 42 users
 8  Aizu Sake Museum
A museum turned sake brewery.
User rating: 64/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 55 users
 
Side Trips from Aizu
 1  Ouchijuku
Former post town along a trade route.
User rating: 85/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 61 users
 2  Noguchi Memorial Hall
About famous medical researcher Noguchi Hideyo.
User rating: 66/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 43 users
 

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User Ratings
Ratings for Aizu:
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User Rating (by 153 users):
78/100
  recommended

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97.  Aizu   78/100
98.  Norikura   78/100
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52.  Aizu   428
53.  Yamaguchi   416
54.  Kusatsu Onsen   408
55.  Noboribetsu   404
56.  Shizuoka   399

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English Links
Aizu Wakamatsu City
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Ouchijuku
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Aizu: Access and Orientation

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