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  1. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷): in the final days of the Battle of Aizu the women of the senior retainers committed collective suicide in order not to burden their fighting husbands, fathers, and relatives in battle. The reconstructed main hall depicts a scene of the women's suicide, with Saigō...
  2. Matsudaira Tombs

    Travel Matsudaira Tombs

    The Matsudaira Tombs (松平家廟所) are located in the southeastern part of Aizuwakamatsu, close to Higashiyama Village, on a hill not far from the Aizu Bukeyashiki samurai mansions. The mountain contains the tombs of eight out of nine generations of the Matsudaira lords, from the second to the ninth...
  3. Aizuwakamatsu Castle

    Travel Aizuwakamatsu Castle

    Aizuwakamatsu Castle (会津若松城 Aizu-Wakamatsu-jō), commonly referred to as Tsuruga Castle (鶴ヶ城 Tsuruga-jō), is a reconstruction of the original castle built by the Ashina clan (蘆名氏) in the fourteenth century. It was an important administrative centre in eastern Japan and the seat of the Aizu...
  4. Iimoriyama

    Travel Iimoriyama

    Mount Iimori (飯盛山 Iimoriyama) is located east of Aizuwakamatsu JR Station in the town of Aizuwakamatsu in western Fukushima. In 1868, it was the location of a mass suicide of a Byakkotai unit consisting of twenty teenagers, all sons of Aizu samurai fighting against the invading pro-imperial...
  5. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    House from the Taisho Era in the streets of Aizuwakamatsu.
  6. Shinsengumi Museum

    Shinsengumi Museum

  7. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    The Byakkotai (白虎隊 White Tiger Force) was a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain, who fought in the Boshin War (1868-1869). Nineteen of them committed suicide when they thought that Aizawakamatsu castle had fallen.
  8. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    The Byakkotai ( White Tiger Force) was a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain, who fought in the Boshin War (1868-1869).
  9. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    The Byakkotai ( White Tiger Force) was a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain, who fought in the Boshin War (1868-1869). On display here are personal belongings of Kondo Isami, commander of the Shinsengumi.
  10. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Akabeko ( red cow) in front of Aizuwakamatsu Station: Aizu legend claims that the toys are based on a real cow that lived in the 9th century and showed its devotion to Buddha by willing its soul away or by refusing to leave the site of a temple it had helped to construct. The earliest akabeko...
  11. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    A Byakkotai (白虎隊 White Tiger Force) statue in front of Aizuwakamatsu Station.
  12. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Underground passage in pseudo-traditional style right in front of Aizuwakamatsu Station showing hte emblem of the Byakkotai (the White Tiger Unit)
  13. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Neoclassical buildings in Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture (left a lacquerware store, a construction company on the right).
  14. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Traditional inn in Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture
  15. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Dr. Hideo Noguchi statue close to the Dr. Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Street in Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture.
  16. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    The city hall of Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture
  17. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Dr. Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Street in Aizuwakamatsu
  18. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Traditional house in Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture
  19. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture: Dr. Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Street, with the Kaiyo Clinic on the left. There's a cafe on the ground floor and the Dr. Noguchi Museum on the second floor.
  20. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu, western Fukushima Prefecture
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