Tsuruga-jyo Castle in Aizu-Wakamatsu City

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Here we are in beautiful Aizu-Wakamatsu City!  It’s easy to get around on their bus which stops at the tourist spots.

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We got off at our bus stop and walked a few minutes to the castle.

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There it is!  It is called Tsuruga-jyo.   This is a replica of the the original castle.  The original one was constructed in the 1300’s and was torn down in the 1800’s.  Many samurai lived here, but the greatest was probably Date Masamune.

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There is a museum of the castle’s history inside.  At the top of the castle, we can see Aizu-Wakamatsu City below us and the surrounding mountains.

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This is Japan, so of course there is a gift shop.  Samurai cookies, anyone?

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Tohoku crafts.

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Aizu-Wakamatsu is famous for lacquerware.

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We walked back to the restaurant.

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Yum, lunch!  Aizu-Wakamatsu is famous for Sauce Katsudon.

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