Aizuwakamatsu

3 Historic Things to see in Aizuwakamatsu Fukushima

Aizuwakamatsu is a city in the centre of Fukushima prefecture, in Tohoku Northern Japan. Once known only as Wakamatsu (meaning young pine), the name of the area changed to Aizuwakamatsu in 1955. Aizuwakamatsu has a rich and long history, being the site of the ancient Mutsu province. This region was said to have been settled…

Help Rebuild Fukushima by Visiting These Great Places in the Prefecture

Fukushima became known worldwide following the harrowing events of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Fukushima was a well-known tourist destination within Japan, only around 2 hours away from Tokyo, but was not as well visited by international tourists. Thanks to the coverage following the earthquake and tsunami, many people still think that five…

Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima: A Beautiful Historic Castle Town

Aizuwakamatsu is one of the beautiful cities located in Fukushima Prefecture. It is an inland valley with heavy snowfall during winter. As a historical place, it was considered to be a castle town during the Edo Period owing to so many old merchant houses and stone houses which stand alongside modern buildings. If you are…