The Aizu Area is located on the west side of Fukushima Prefecture in the southern part of the Tohoku Region of Japan. With over 1200 years of Buddhist history, Buddhist culture is deeply ingrained in life in Aizu. Additionally, because the area was ruled by many famous samurai from the Sengoku (Warring States) Period (the end of the fifteenth century) up until the end of the Edo Period (the end of the nineteenth century), Aizu culture has deep roots in samurai culture.
The charming Aizu Area is full of places to see and things to try, including the rich natural beauty and hot springs of Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro, and delicious local products like sake, soba, and ramen.
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