Blog - Fukushima #2: Higashiyama-onsen, Tsurugajō
Fukushima #2: Higashiyama-onsen, Tsurugajō
After seeing the lakes, we headed to Aizu (会津) and by Higashiyama-onsen (東山温泉). We had lunch at a small restaurant named Yoshinoya (no, not that one) which seemed to only attract locals, while the rest of the area is quite touristy. I had some great sauce katsu-don (a meal most often served with egg on top, not sauce) for ¥850!
Then we went to the nearby free foot onsen which healed our feet for the rest of the day. The water was pretty hot though and I couldn't keep my feet in for very long.
Next, we headed for Tsuruga-jō (鶴ヶ城, aka Wakamatsu-jō or Aizu-wakamatsu-jō), a large castle with history back to the 14th century. However, it has been demolished a few times along the line, and the current castle is mostly from 1965. Inside the castle is a museum telling its history.
Posted on August 29, 2007 at 23:46 | Tweet
Fukushima #3: Ōuchijuku
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August 30, 2007 at 20:53