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.

Top attractions in Aizu

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Historic Site

Ouchijuku

Former post town along a trade route.
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Castle

Tsuruga Castle

Modern reconstruction of the original castle.
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Historic Site

Iimoriyama

Site of suicide by a group of young soldiers.
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Garden

Oyakuen Garden

Traditional Japanese landscape garden.
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Temple

Enzoji Temple

Birthplace of the akabeko red cow souvenir.
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Access and Orientation

Page last updated: February 8, 2018