A castle town centered on the magnificent Tsuruga Castle with a seven-story castle tower overlooking the fertile and rich Aizu Basin.In the Edo period, the Aizu Matsudaira family reigned over 220 years from Meiji Restoration until the second generation Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada Masayuki Yosano Masayuki.Masayuki was sincere to the Tokugawa family, and wrote in the 15th article of the Aizu family lesson that "Aizu Samurai should be a guardian of the generals, and if the lord betrayed the vassals should not follow," The lord and the warrior continued to defend this faithfully, and fought through as the last fort of the generals in the Samurai War. The tragedy of "Byakkotai", organized by 16 and 17-year-old boy warriors, is so famous. Because of this historical background, this place is still known as a place where the spirit lives.
There are lots of highlights such as Tsuruga Castle, Lord's Garden Oyakuen, Samurai House, Iimoriyama where "Byakkotai" decided, and Shichikamachi where merchants gather.
Also, from spring to autumn holidays, the SL “Banetsu Monogatari” runs from Aizuwakamatsu to Niigata and attracts railway fans and children.