Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle, also known as Tsuruga Castle is a concrete replica of a traditional Japanese castle in northern Japan, at the center of the city of Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture. [Wikipedia]
Nisshinkan (會津藩校日新館) was established in 1803 to be a leading school to educate the children of the Aizu clan's samurai families. Students here joined at age 10 to embark on an ambitious academic and physical program — with the infamous Byakkotai also originating here. Observe traditional facilities like the martial arts training hall, an astronomical observatory and even Japan's oldest swimming pool at Suiren-Suiba Ike — everything was faithfully restored after being burned down in the Boshin War.
Five minute drive from the Bandai-Kawahigashi IC or 10-minute drive from the Aizu-Wakamatsu IC (Ban-etsu Expressway).