On the eastern edge of Aizu is Iimori-yama, the mountain where the White Tiger samurai killed themselves. You can take an escalator...
This is a superb reconstruction of the yashiki (villa) of Saigō Tanomo, the Aizu clan’s chief retainer. Wander through the 38 rooms,...
White Tigers Memorial Hall
At the foot of Iimori-yama, the White Tigers Memorial Hall tells the story of the dramatic suicides and houses the departed samurai's...
One of the most famous places to try the sublime wappa meshi, Takino offers several versions including salmon, crab and wild mushroom....
1-1 Ōte-machi · interesting places nearby
The towering 1965 reconstruction of Tsuruga-jō sits in sprawling grounds framed by the original moat and some ruins of the old castle walls. Inside is a museum with historical artefacts from battles and daily life, but the real drawcard is the view from the 5th-floor lookout. Experience a tea ceremony (¥1000) in Oyakuen , the 400-year-old tea house (rescued by a local family when the original castle was destroyed), returned here in 1990.