AIZUWAKAMATSU, FUKUSHIMA

JAPAN

Aizuwakamatsu City Guide

Welcome to our Aizuwakamatsu City Guide. Aizuwakamatsu is a city that’s full of culture and history. Known as “Samurai City”, it was an important “castle town” during the Edo period, when the samurai ruled Japan, and home to many important samurai institutions.As well as having lots to satisfy history buffs, Aizuwakamatsu has loads of shops selling local crafts, and plenty of places to enjoy fantastic Japanese cuisine, and regional specialities you won’t find elsewhere. There are lots of interesting nearby towns for day trips too, like Kitakata and Ouchi-juku.

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EAT

The Food Of Aizu At Kutsurogijuku, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Kaiseki is a type of traditional Japanese multi course dinner, that was originally reserved for Japanese nobility. More than just food, Kaiseki...

Kaiseki Dining At Kissho (Onyado-Toho), Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Kaiseki is a type of traditional Japanese multi course dinner, that was originally reserved for Japanese nobility. More than just food, Kaiseki...

Nagatoya, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Nagatoya is a sweet shop that's over 170 years old. It opened during the Edo period, when one of Aizuwakamatsu's feudal lords...

Aizu Ichibankan, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Aizu Ichibankan is a cafe with a lot of history. Located on the ground floor of what was once the Kaiyo Clinic,...

Mitsutaya, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Whether you're looking for a feed, or wanting to purchase some local delicacies to take away, Mitsutaya is a place that's well...

DO

Exploring Nanukamachi Street, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Nanukamachi Street is a retail street in Aizuwakamatsu with a range of shops that sell local foods and crafts like painted candles,...

Mount Iimoriyama, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Mount Iimoriyama is located at the eastern end of Aizuwakamatsu, and is most famous for being the location of the mass suicide...

Suehiro Sake Brewery, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Suehiro Sake Brewery is one of the largest and well known sake breweries in Japan's Tohoku region, and has been brewing sake...

Tsuruga Castle (Tsuruga-jo), Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Tsuruga Castle (Tsuruga-jo) is the sightseeing jewel in Aizuwakamatsu's crown, and is a must visit when in town. The original castle was...

Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan, Aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | You don't become Japan's 'Samurai City' without having a good Samurai school, and Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan served this purpose in Aizu for...

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