Get a Taste of Last Samurai City

Nobuko K.

5.00
(2) reviews
Fukushima
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Aizu has long been an important city in Japanese history . It is known as the final resting place of the Samurai.

Walking around Aizu, you get a sen...

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At Aizuwakamatsu station ( meeting time/ 9:00 )  

Tsurugajyo castle

Aizu Traditional Samurai Residences

Oyakuen, Japanese style garden

Sazae-Do, Buddhist temple

Japanese restaurant and sake breweries

Nanokamachi street

The Grave of the Byakkotai

Ouchi-jyuku old inn town

Ending Point

At Aizuwakamatsu station

What to Expect

Aizu has long been an important city in Japanese history . It is known as the final resting place of the Samurai.

Walking around Aizu, you get a sense of a sacred but long-gone era.

Here you can look into the lives of the samurai warriors who once filled the streets, and hear their final battle cry!

Recommended sights are as follows.

  ☆ Tsurugajo Castle

     Feudal loads resided in the region's beautiful castle , the symbol of Aizu.

     You can taste traditional Japanese tea in the famous tea cottage , Rinkaku there.

☆ Ouchi-jyuku

     Old inn town retaining original look

< Life of Samurai >

  ☆  Aizu Traditional Samurai Residences.

      Take a look into highly-ranked Aizu samurais' daily life.

  

☆ Oyatyakuen

      Beautiful Japanese style garden , villa of Aizu feudal lords, where medicinal herbs

were grown for people in Aizu.

< Tragic History >

  ☆ The Grave of the Byakkotai, young samurai warriors

      Aizu was last battleground in the end of the samurai period.

     See the place where the samurai laid their souls to rest.

< Unique Architecture >

  ☆ Sazae-Do

     World famous Buddhist temple which has worldwide rare structure, two spiral ramps.

It was showcased in Michelin Green Guide

< Local Cuisine and World Class Sake >

   ☆ Traditoinal Japanese restaurants and Japanese sake breweries

     Aizu is also no stranger to delicious food and drink.

     Try some of the local dishes and visit sake breweries , home to some of the world's best sake!

< Traditional Art and Crafts >

  ☆ Nanokamachi Street

     You can experience traditional , folk arts and crafts,

     and find great souvenirs.

  

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,

What‘s not included

transportation fee , lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

I can customize tours based on your preference.

So, please fell free to give me messages and ask me any questions.

I will make you best itinerary according to your request.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Tokyo ⇔Aizuwakamatsu

TokyoーKoriyama: JR Bullet train 1.15 h

KoriyamaーAizuwakamatsu: JR Banetsu west line 1h

Reviews

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Lisa K.

Jun 1, 2019

A Walk Through History

It was an absolute pleasure being guided by Ms. Nobuko on our journey through Aizu-Wakamatsu. We came to Aizu-Wakamatsu with an interest in Japanese history and culture. About 6 weeks before departing for Japan, I reached out to Ms. Nobuko to inquire about a tour and since that time, our messages have been flying back and forth. She designed an amazing and detailed tour itinerary for us that covered all of our interests and more. On the day of our tour, she provided us with instructions on how to arrive to our first meeting place and as we walked through historical sites like Imori-Yama, Tsurugajo Castle, Fukunishi Honten, and Nisshinkan Samurai School, we felt the history of the place come alive with her descriptions of events and explanations. She even arranged craft/kyuudo acitivites and made reservations for lunch for us all. We would never have been able to visit so many places in one day by ourselves. Even more importantly, thanks to her guidance we came away with a greater appreciation for the history and people of Aizu. I am grateful to have had the opportunity meet and to learn from Ms. Nobuko on this tour.

Nobuko K.

Dear Lisa Thank you for your warm words. It was so kind of you to give me such a wonderful souvenir . I really appreciate that you choose Aiyu as a destination for your trip. I was presently surprised by your historical and cultural knowledge of Jagan as well as your curiosity and desire to learn more . It inspires me to study even more about Aiyu and Jagan. I hope you have many more adventures !

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Alexander R.

Aug 16, 2017

Very good guide - learned a lot about Aizu Wakamatsu from her

Wonderful guide. Her hospitality and compassion allows me to enjoy my visit in Aizu Wakamatsu. She brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Tsurugajyo castle, Aizu Samurai Residences) and I really learned a lot from them. She is also very flexible and was able to accommodate her itinerary to include other places which I want to visit. I would certainly use her service again when visiting Aizu Wakamatsu or anywhere in Fukushima area.

Nobuko K.

I am very grateful for your kind and heartfelt review ! If you made a good memory in my tour, it is great pleasure for me. You have a wide variety of knowledge of the world , so I also learned a lot from you. There are many other wonderful places to visit in Fukushima, so I really hope to guide you here again.

$186/ per group