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Address: 1 Higashiyamamachiishiyama, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0813, Fukushima Prefecture
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Good history lesson

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
Bob W
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Tokyo, Japan
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for learning samurai culture and end of this clan within around 40 minutes to 1... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Also called Karou-yashiki, or "Manor of the Chief Retainer," this Buke-yashiki in Aizu is a reconstructed Edo-jidai manor house of the Saigo family, led by Saigo Tanomotei. The Saigo family were the chief retainers of the prestigious Aizu-Matsudaira clan. The building stands as it did in the late 18th century, as the layout of the mansion was recorded at that... More 

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Kuching
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Had a great time looking at a real life Samurai residence. There were sufficient information in English which was just good for me as I'm not so good in Japanese. If you spend few extra yens, you can get to make Aizu's traditional dolls like Akabeko, which i had done and it was really a wonderful experience. I hope to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

This is the place to get an accurate sense of what upper class Samurai life was like. Beautiful grounds. Detailed portrail of how the house was used. You can feel how they lived for 300 years.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Aizu Bukeyashiki was the mansion of the top ranked Samurai in Aizu. It is a large complex as it includes housing for his family, employees and servants. It is well worth a visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Aizu's samurai residence is a well kept area-- there's a good amount of English throughout and a series of mannequins set up in the rooms to give a feel for their lives. Lots of tiny details that I haven't noticed in other houses, like security measures in the bathroom to prevent sneak attacks and the working mill in the back.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Interesting mix of the old Samurai Residence, a beautiful tea room and an old magistrates' house. All well explained and set out. The mill was interesting and later saw one actually working on TV

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