The mountain town of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima prefecture is a step back in time. Arriving at the station, you are welcomed with a relaxed and old-fashioned atmosphere. If you head via the old city center towards the castle park, you find a lot of old buildings and landmarks. In the castle park, it is worth visiting the Tsuruga castle followed by a Matcha tea ceremony in the Rinkaku Japanese Tea Room. Towards the east of the town there is Higashiyama, an onsen resort. On the way there is an old samurai house called Aizu Bukeyashiki which is an interesting museum to learn about the samurai history.

Below here are pictures taken in Aizuwakamatsu including their location: