|Most expensive month:||January|
|Average price in Aizuwakamatsu:||£86/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£25/night|
|Most expensive day:||Thursday|
Toyoko Inn Aizuwakamatsu Ekimae
222-1, Byakko-Machi, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
Hotel Route-Inn Aizuwakamatsu
1-5, Heian-Cho, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
706 Innai, Ishiyama, Higashiyama-machi, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
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Steeped in rich warrior history, Aizuwakamatsu’s spectacular temples, samurai homes and mighty castles tell centuries-old tales. The city is also known for its sake breweries, hot springs and spectacular mountain scenery.
Tsuruga-jo Castle takes center stage in Aizuwakamatsu. The gleaming white reconstructed fortress is framed by a 14th-century stonewall and original moat. Discover the castle’s long and turbulent history in the on-site museum before climbing to the fifth floor for stunning views over the castle grounds, manicured lawns and cherry blossom trees.
Step back in time at Ouchijuku, a traditional village along the Aizu-Hishi Kaido trade route. Set at the foothills of Mt. Ono, the village served as an important resting point during the Edo period. See beautifully preserved thatched roof homes, try soba noodles in a traditional Japanese restaurant and browse unique handmade souvenirs.
Explore the preserved home of one of Japan’s most prestigious samurai, known as Aizu Bukeyashiki. Wander through 38 elegantly decorated rooms to see a tea ceremony house, royal guest room, an archery range and working rice mill. Life-size models can be seen re-enacting scenes of typical daily life in the samurai home during the Edo period.
Want to sample the city’s delicious cuisine? Visit Takino, a famous Japanese restaurant dating back to the Kamakura era. Try traditional Tohoku fare, such as pickled herring. Keep the festivities going at Aizu Homare, a multi-award-winning sake brewery where you can learn about the sake-making process.
Aizuwakamatsu is accessible by bus, train and car from most major cities, including Tokyo and Nikko. Niigata Airport is a two-hour drive or bus ride from Aizuwakamatsu. Once in town, the city’s buses and bicycle hire make getting around easy.
Onyado Toho (8.2/10 from 230 reviews), Kutsurogijyuku Shintaki (8.5/10 from 131 reviews), and Harataki (8.0/10 from 61 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Aizuwakamatsu.