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Aizu Old Samurai Residences

1 Higashiyamamachi Ishiyama, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0813, Fukushima Prefecture
+81 242-28-2525
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Interesting Bit of History

This is the manor house where the Samurai ruled the local area. The complex is composed of multiple... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
ViajesyVino
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Australia
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I thought the displays weren't interesting enough to meet the admission fee of eight hundred fifty yen.

This is an open air museum the main feature of which is the replica of the residence of a top... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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1 Higashiyamamachi Ishiyama, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0813, Fukushima Prefecture
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+81 242-28-2525
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is the manor house where the Samurai ruled the local area. The complex is composed of multiple buildings, set amongst beautifully cultivated gardens. The ticket office provides English-language guides, and the many halls contain period artefacts and recreations of everyday life in the Samurai...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is an open air museum the main feature of which is the replica of the residence of a top ranking samurai of the Aizu fiefdom, Tanomo Saigou. It is spacious with thirty eight rooms. By walking around the building you get a good feel...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Aizu Bukeyakishi was basically a folk village with samurai residence buildings, the place was efficiently laid out with the suggested tour route clearly labeled which allowed a good look at every corner of the complex. The explanations were well posted also. The 850 yen...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This place is a must visit for people with the slightest interest in the Edo period as it gives a very good picture of how the upper ranked samurai lived. The mansion is actually a recreation of the residence of a senior retainer of the...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Museum is off the map. We walked there from the castle (30 min) but I'd recommend Aizu loop bus instead because the route is quite boring. There are many buildings but you can only watch them from outside. If you get hungry, there is an...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Personally I thought the 850 yen entrance fee is quite costly though the samurai houses are quite well maintained. There are quite a few houses there so taking a slow stroll visiting each of them can be quite nice.

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The old residence is just next to the bus station where you could drop the luggage at the locker (of the station), wander the attraction for an hour or so, and continue your journey by the bus to Aizu train station. It is one of...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

A large and informative site giving insight into samurai lifestyle and local history. There's a town bus stop at the entrance.

Thank ozzie_wanderlust
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

this big complex is a place for learning culture of living and manner s of samurais and their family in the way they greet their guests, how they raise their childern, the way they built their residences for protecting enemy from unexpected attacks.there took me...More

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Interesting overview of how the feudal lord and samurai of the time lived. Includes background about the invasion during the Boshin War and how the Aizu women refused to be taken hostage.

Thank Bob W
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