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Samurai Festival in Fukushima

Aizuwakamatsu City is well-known for its rich samurai heritage. Every year, a 3-day festival takes place around the castle and down the main street in honor of the 3,000 members of the Aizu Clan who perished during the Boshin Civil War. The main event is a parade consisting of nearly 500 participants dressed as samurai and nobles from various samurai clans.

Nihonmatsu Castle Ruins & Gardens

Nihonmatsu Castle in Fukushima Prefecture is a beautiful garden incorporated into castle ruins, with trails leading past ponds, waterfalls, shrines and other scenic places along the castle grounds.