Aizuwakamatsu

Located in the southern part of the Tohoku area, Aizuwakamatsu City has flourished as a major northeastern city since ancient times. In particular, it served as a political and military center, and was famous for its line of celebrated military commanders turned Aizu lords. In 1590, Gamo Ujisato became the lord of Aizu. He was famous as the Christian Lord who brought art and culture to Aizu, and as a star pupil of the esteemed Japanese tea master, Sen-no-Rikyu. We have Ujisato to thank for preserving the Senke Schools of Tea Ceremony to this day.

Sometime later, in 1643, Hoshina Masayuki, brother of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the 3rd shogun of the Edo Bakufu, became the lord of the Aizu clan.

The Edo Bakufu (also known as the Tokugawa Shogunate) was in control for 225 years, during which the culture of the samurai was at its strongest. In 1868, a huge war similar to the American Civil War broke out in Japan. This war is known as the Boshin Civil War. The battle occurred between the new government, whose aim was to make a new Japan focused on western principals, and the samurai forces of the Tokugawa shogunate which had been in power until then.

Though many of the clans allied themselves with the new government, the Aizu clan fought bravely on the sides of the Tokugawa Shogunate until the very end. Saito Hajime of the Shinsengumi was one of these brave fighters. However, faced with the new technologies of the Meiji government, the Aizu clan was forced to surrender. Aizu became the setting for the last battle of the samurai, and many lives were lost. There are still photographs that exist, showing the damage done to Tsurugajo Castle during the battle.

INFORMATION

Internet Connection

Contact

Aizuwakamatsu International Association

(English,Chinese

+81-242-27-3703

TsurugajoCastleTouristInformationCenter(English

☎ +81-242-29-1151

WEATHER

5 days weather forecast in Aizuwakamatsu(Inawashiro,JP)

  • Sep 24, 2019
    from 06:00

    broken clouds

    15.75 °C15.75 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    290.179 WNW 2.62 m/s

  • Sep 24, 2019
    from 12:00

    light rain

    14.45 °C14.45 °C

    0.06mm(6 hour rainfall)

    296.357 WNW 2.71 m/s

  • Sep 24, 2019
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    scattered clouds

    11.49 °C11.49 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    300.302 WNW 1.74 m/s

  • Sep 25, 2019
    from 06:00

    clear sky

    13.02 °C13.02 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    322.27 NW 2.04 m/s

  • Sep 25, 2019
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    9.78 °C9.78 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    345.823 NNW 0.49 m/s

  • Sep 25, 2019
    from 18:00

    few clouds

    8.35 °C8.35 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    118.839 ESE 0.36 m/s

  • Sep 26, 2019
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    clear sky

    14.55 °C14.55 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    106.708 ESE 1.97 m/s

  • Sep 26, 2019
    from 12:00

    clear sky

    11.89 °C11.89 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    111.105 ESE 0.92 m/s

  • Sep 26, 2019
    from 18:00

    few clouds

    11.19 °C11.19 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    149.287 SSE 0.24 m/s

  • Sep 27, 2019
    from 06:00

    broken clouds

    16.29 °C16.29 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    113.676 ESE 1.14 m/s

  • Sep 27, 2019
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    broken clouds

    13.15 °C13.15 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    122.071 ESE 1.21 m/s

  • Sep 27, 2019
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    12.65 °C12.65 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    126.246 SE 0.77 m/s

  • Sep 28, 2019
    from 06:00

    overcast clouds

    18.36 °C18.36 °C

    0.00mm(6 hour rainfall)

    135 SE 1.25 m/s

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Aizuwakamatsu(Inawashiro,JP)

Sep 24, 2019

overcast clouds

21.59 °C 22.22 °C21.11 °C

0.062 3h mm (3 hour rainfall)

182 S 0.45 m/s