Blog - Fukushima #2: Higashiyama-onsen, Tsurugajō

Japan Photo Travel 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- (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.


Larger sizes and many more photos at Flickr: Higashiyama-onsen, Tsurugajō

Posted on August 29, 2007 at 23:46 | Tweet |


Comments RSS

Darn, the talk about japanese food .. so missing it .. and looks like i have to wait until dec 2008 until i get it again ...

Posted by Peter Nacken on August 30, 2007 at 03:14

December 2008...! That's really far. No traveling over here until then?

Posted by Patrick on August 30, 2007 at 17:50

Cool, nice pics again. Looks alot like the Osaka castle. And I agree with Peter, that's one of the things I miss most too :(

Posted by Papigiulio on August 30, 2007 at 19:24

« Fukushima #1: Hibarako, Goshikinuma | Back to main page | Fukushima #3: Ōuchijuku »