Enjoy sightseeing in Aizu Wakamatsu to the fullest with an admission ticket to three facilities and a one-day free ride on the Machinaka Circular Bus!

The Machinaka Circulation Bus is very convenient for sightseeing in Aizuwakamatsu!

The Machinaka Shuttle Bus is a convenient way to visit popular sightseeing spots in Aizu Wakamatsu.

Popular Spots Discounted Admission Ticket Sets: Save on admission tickets to each of the three facilities and train tickets as a set!

Visitors can enter three facilities: Tsurugajo Castle, Aizu Buke Yashiki (Samurai Residence), and Sazae-do!

Why don't you visit Tsurugajo Castle, Aizu Buke Yashiki, Iimoriyama, Nanoka-machi, etc. with a one-day free pass?

Recommended sightseeing spots (1) Aizu Buke Yashiki

This historical theme park is centered on a facility that reconstructed the residence of Yoritomo Saigo, a retainer of 230,000 koku of the Aizu domain, and consists of historical houses and a museum, including important cultural properties of Fukushima Prefecture.

Access: Short walk from bus stop "Aizu Buke Yashiki Mae".

Recommended Sightseeing Spots 2) Tsurugajo Castle

Tsurugajo Castle is said to be an impregnable castle that survived the onslaught of the new government forces during the Boshin War. The castle was rebuilt in September 1965, and in the spring of 2011, it became the only castle tower in Japan to be clad in tiles (red tiles) from the late Edo period.

The Tsurugajo Castle Keep was renovated in the spring of 2023. It has been reborn as a cultural tourist information "castle" where visitors can experience the "stories" hidden in history through digital technology and enjoy it with all five senses. Visitors can experience VR experiences that bring historical buildings back to life and stories hidden in history as if they have stepped back in time.

Access: 5 min. walk from bus stop "Tsurugajo Iriguchi".

Recommended sightseeing spot (3) Sazae-do

Aizu Sazae-do is a hexagonal three-story hall with a height of 16.5 m built in 1796 on Iimori Mountain in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The official name is called "Entsu Sansodo. (The name designated as Important Cultural Property is "Old Shosokuji Sansodo-Do.)

The unique double spiral ramp along which the 33 images of the 33 Goddesses of Mercy of the Saigoku Kannon are enshrined was said to enable worshipers to visit the 33 Goddesses of Mercy by visiting this hall. The one-way structure, with completely separate up and down aisles, was adopted as a unique architectural style that allowed many worshippers to safely visit the temple without having to pass each other.

Access: Short walk from bus stop "Iimoriyama-shita".

Free one-day bus ticket offer for the Machinaka Circular Bus!

Please present your "Free Admission Ticket" at the ticket counter when entering the following tourist facilities. You will be admitted at a discount.

  • Byakkotai Memorial Hall
  • Iimoriyama Slope Conveyor
  • Byakkotai Tradition and History Museum
  • imperial garden
  • Prefectural Museum (limited to the permanent collection)
  • Aizu Buke Yashiki
  • Nepal Museum
  • Station Bus Terminal Café & Shop (20% off drinks and soft-serve ice cream)

Easy with your phone! Digital Tickets

Easy with your smartphone! Digital Tickets 
"RYDE PASS" is a smartphone application that allows you to purchase and use digital tickets.
*Payment is made by credit card within "RYDE PASS".
Purchase the ticket you wish to purchase on the "RYDE PASS" application.
Show the "ticket screen" to the train crew when boarding or alighting from the bus.
*Presentation requirements differ depending on the ticket, so please check the details of your ticket.

How to purchase "RYDE PASS"
❶ Select the product you wish to purchase and tap "Proceed to purchase".


❷ Select the number of guests on the payment screen.


❸ After purchasing, tap "Start using".


❹ Move to the screen for the list of tickets and special offers.


How to use a boarding pass
❶ Tap "Show Ticket".


❷ Present the ticket screen to a staff member or crew member.


How to use the benefits
❶ Tap "Show Ticket".


❷ Confirm the number of tickets to be used and tap "Use Ticket".
  Please be sure to use the tickets at the store where the special offer is available.


❸ Present the ticket screen to the staff.
  The screen is valid for up to 5 minutes. After presenting the screen, please present it to the store staff immediately.

summary

settlement day
(Runs daily)
(Runs daily)
classification local bus ticket
Price
Adult ¥2,000 High school student ¥1,800 Junior high school student ¥1,400 Elementary school student ¥1,000
Minimum number of participants

Precautions

  • Scheduled bus company: Aizu Bus

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    Please note that we do not make reservations or sell tickets on this website. Please note that reservations, seat availability information, details, etc. may take some time to respond after confirming with each travel agency. Please understand that it may take some time.

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