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Tragic history

Tragic tale of young lives wasted. Thevies fron the gravesites is spectacular. Great little... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
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Weird celebration of fascism, nationalism, and local history

This place is very famous for the suicide of the 19 teenage samurai at the time of the Boshin... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Susan B
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1404-4 Ikkimachi Yahata, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0003, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This place is very famous for the suicide of the 19 teenage samurai at the time of the Boshin Conflict, a civil war between pro-imperial and pro-bakufu forces. Even though Aizu was on the losing side, the "white tiger force" came to be celebrated in...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

My father is from this area and since I was a young kid, I heard all about the Byakkotai soldiers. It wasn't until I was an adult that I visited the site and realized the history and tragic end to these boy soldiers. It was...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area, amazing views and history, we learnt many things at the tomb. Visiting the castle, the tomb and the samurai residences in combination, even if it’s not on the same day, means you learn the history of the Boshin War in Aizu-wakamatsu from all...More

Thank Bina G
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Byakkotai, or White Tiger Force, were a contingent of teenage boys who fought in the Boshin War on the side of the Loyalists. During the Battle of Tonoguchihara in which Tsuruga Castle was being besieged, a group of 20 Byakkotai soldiers became cut off...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Tragic tale of young lives wasted. Thevies fron the gravesites is spectacular. Great little souvenir shops at the bottom of the hill.

Thank PaulandJanelle
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Good as we can learn of the history of these byakkotai and i truly enjoyed it i wish i can visit there again.

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