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Iimoriyama, Aizuwakamatsu

#2 of 56 in Nature in Fukushima Prefecture
Mountain · Historic Walking Area
Iimoriyama commemorates the suicide of 20 teenage Byakkotai soldiers who courageously fought for the shogunate and defended their castle in the mid-19th century. At the base of the hill, visit the museum devoted to the Byakkotai (White Tiger Corps) unit. Farther along on the mountain, see the tombs of 19 soldiers, a shrine, and a statue of a soldier gazing into the distance, accessible by an elevator or for free by stairs. On the northern side of the hill, a hexagonal pagoda shrine attracts visitors with its interesting ramp spiraling from the bottom to the top. You can pick up souvenirs at a shop in the museum. Take a look at our Aizuwakamatsu route planner to schedule your visit to Iimoriyama and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • At the top of this hill there is much to be seen besides the graves of the young boys, there other graves and to the side you have access to other sites; reviewed separately  more »
  • The is located about 3.5 km from the CBD, a 15min drive (traffic depending). There is a Car park at the foot of the hill. The hill is referred to locally as a small mountain (about 310 meters above...  more »
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