VIDEO: Explore Japan’s Aizu, the city of Samurai

Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO: Explore Japan’s Aizu, the city of Samurai

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Aizu region in Fukushima Prefecture is home to many historical sites. Tsurugajo Castle, Nishinkan School and Oyakuen Herb Garden have a long history and heritage involving the area’s former samurai warriors. Although Aizu’s warriors were strong and glorious this region also has a sad history where the young warriors of Byakkotai and the families of high-ranking samurais took their lives as a symbol of dignity before the oncoming enemy invasion. Aizu locals are proud of the history, and believe it has formed their well-disciplined and perseverant personality.




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