Every year the Straw Bag Pulling is held on the second Saturday of January in Aizuminato Town of Fukushima Prefecture. In this festival, a large number of men dressed only in loincloths are split into two teams – red and white – and pull on a giant bale of straw like a game of tug-of-war.
The Tadami Line weaves its way through the beautiful valley surrounding the Tadamigawa River. The untouched natural environment offers the perfect route for railway enthusiasts.
The Aizu Samurai Residence is a theme park museum containing important cultural assets of Fukushima Prefecture, historic residences, and archives.
With the residence of Tanomo Saigo (1830-1903), Edo Period retainer of the Aizu clan, at its center, the museum features historical buildings and rooms such as the Fukushima Prefecture important cultural asset Nakahata Jinya, tearooms, and rice mills.
The history of Aizu-Wakamatsu is inseparable from the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, called “Bakumatsu,” that marked the end of the Edo period.
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If you drive along the mountain road, you will suddenly come to a settlement with a row of brightly-colored roofs. This is Showa Village, and the depth of its natural environment used to stop traffic and as well as the distribution of goods.