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Interesting local history site

This i sa very interesting local history site relating to the mid 19th century upheavals in... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Anon A
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London, United Kingdom
Wroth it for the town view from the top

It is more of a small hill than a mountain. So it was odd seeing an escalator (which charged a... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
thelonious22
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Seongnam
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This place celebrates the 'White Tiger Brigade', or Byakkotai in Japanese. Apparently, they were to defend the lake above the city as the Samurai wanted these boys, aged in their mid-teens, away from the fighting proper. Unfortunately, when the lake area was overrun, they fell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This i sa very interesting local history site relating to the mid 19th century upheavals in Japan. I won't repeat all the history listed in other reviews, other than to say this hill is the historical site of the tombs of the 20 boy warriors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anon A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is more of a small hill than a mountain. So it was odd seeing an escalator (which charged a ridiculous 250 yen) that went to the top when the climb wasn’t even a ten minute walk. Shops lined both sides of the path to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a place of historical significance to the area and well worth a visit to feel the spiritual significance, view the city below and help understand the thinking of the youths there at the time. Getting to the site it by way of stairs...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank austranomads
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Other reviews have explained a bit about the history of this place, so I won't repeat that here. The mountain site itself is kind of interesting if you have some ability to read Japanese, as the few English explanations are not all that helpful. There's...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Historical site of the tombs of the 20 Byakkotai who got cut off from the rest of their division during the battle of Tonoguchihara of the Boshin war who looked down from the mountain to see the city in flames; thinking that Aizu had fallen,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The place has a lot of more sentimental in addition to historical value. Best enjoyed if you can read and understand the few Japanese signs around. This is the hilltop where a group of very young boys who served as warriors to the then lord...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank bibi_ngo
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Well worth the climb for the view and monuments (or take the people mover like I did). This area has monuments given from foreign counties and notable grave sights. It is best known for a war a long time ago where a band teenage warriors...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Terri S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Lots of souvenirs and lots of unique food to eat, but other than that, i didnt find it much amazing :(

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank akiko_hiura
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Despite having to climb a giant staircase, the view from the top is nice as well. Do not forget to try the Awa manju a delight.

Date of experience: May 2014
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