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Aizu Wakamatsu
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Tsuruga Castle

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 (80 votes)
Visited by: 215 users
 2  Aizu Bukeyashiki
Large, reconstructed samurai mansion.
User rating: 76/100 (41 votes)
Visited by: 109 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 (39 votes)
Visited by: 93 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: 43 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: 86/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 67 users
 2  Noguchi Memorial Hall
About famous medical researcher Noguchi Hideyo.
User rating: 65/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 45 users
 

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Ratings for Aizu:
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User Rating (by 155 users):
78/100
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96.  Aizu   78/100
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52.  Aizu   440
53.  Shizuoka   431
54.  Yamaguchi   430
55.  Kusatsu Onsen   419
56.  Noboribetsu   410

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Aizu Wakamatsu City
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