AIZU REGION, FUKUSHIMA
Get to know the history of Bakumatsu
and feel the nature of Urabandai through all five senses
A castle town with rich history and samurai spirit
Aizu Wakamatsu preserves its old town and is known as Samurai City. Tsuruga Castle serves as the city’s main tourist landmark.
And surrounding this castle, you will be able to find several historical sites related to the Byakkotai or Shinsengumi, a retro street with Meiji and Taisho period feel called Nanokamachi, and many more.
The city also offers a diverse range of traditional hands-on activities such as Aizu lacquerware, Aizuhongo pottery, painted candles, and Akabeko painting.
Aizu region is also famous for its hot spring. Hot spring villages Higashiyama Onsen and Ashinomaki Onsen boasts more than 1300 years of history, and is ranked number 1 and number 2 most famous hot spring destination in the region.
A short trip from Aizu Wakamatsu
Take the opportunity to explore nearby areas such as; Ouchijuku a former post town restored to look as it did in Edo period, Kitakata the town of ramen and kura (warehouse), Inawashiro where Japan's fourth largest freshwater lake famously known as “Heavenly Mirror Lake” is, or Urabandai where you can enjoy the vast natural surroundings.
There are too many attractive sightseeing spots to visit that a 2 days 1 night stay just won't be enough.
Special only with MYU
Enjoy unlimited train and bus rides for 2 consecutive days in Aizu region with additional discounts at participating facilities.
Receive an Aizu Gurutto Card for free
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The "Aizu Gurutto Card" was created to promote widespread tourism in the Aizu region and the revitalization of local public transportation. Enjoy the following benefits of Aizu Gurutto Card;
Unlimited rides on JR Lines, Aizu Railway, Aizu Bus, Bandai Toto bus, Classic Town Bus (Haikara-san and Akabe) for 2 consecutive days.
Receive discounted services at sightseeing facilities, accommodations, restaurants, and other locations.
Aizu Gurutto Card is given only to guests with hotel accommodation booking made through MYU Japan website.
Original tours selected by travel expert "MYU"
Travel with our original and unique tours, specially designed for you to fully experience the beautiful nature and the history of Bakumatsu in Urabandai.
We invite you to see Aizu region through a bird's view on a helicopter ride, talk a walk down an old street full of history, and try your hand at making local traditional crafts.
You'll definitely have a good time during your travel in Aizu region.