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Journey to feel the code of Samurai

Heart, Technique and Body. Journey to face yourself, that is the Samurai Tourism.

Samurai Spirit

The Diamond Route is part of Aizu area, which from the civil war until the Edo period was the heart of the Samuari code as part of the Tohoku region. In Aizuwakamatsu are the principal battlefields of the Boshin war that filled Samurai spirits with righteousness, as well as its symbolic manifestation Tsuruga castle, and Nisshin-kan, the Samurai school in Aizu. Others sites include Matsudaira-byo, the mausoleum of the Aizu Matsudaira family, Iimori hill that brings thoughts of the "Byakkotai" samurai group. In Nikko, which is connected with the Aizu Nishi Kaido route, there is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu (who founded the Edo government), the Nikko Toshogu shrine, the Futarasan shrine and the Rinno-ji temple. The shrine to Kashima, the god of battle, rises from a vast field facing the Pacific ocean. The Diamond Route is rich with the samurai spirit.

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Whether you seek to dive into the history of ancient Japan to understand the heart and spirit of the samurai. Or take an adventure through the gorgeous natural landscape of Northern Japan. We have various tours to meet your interests! Discover the Diamond Route of Japan.