Tsuruga-jō

Tsuruga-jō information

Location
Aizu-Wakamatsu , Japan
Address
1-1 Ōte-machi
Telephone
+81 242 242 27 4005
More information
www.tsurugajo.com
Prices
adult/child ¥410/150
Opening hours
8.30am-4.30pm
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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.