Aizuwakamatsu is a city on Japan’s Honshu island. In the center, towering white Tsuruga Castle has distinctive red-tiled roofs. The surrounding park is known for spring cherry blossoms. Aizu Bukeyashiki is the reconstructed residence of an Edo-era samurai family. Nearby, a traditional teahouse sits in Oyakuen Medicinal Gardens. To the east, vast Lake Inawashiro, overlooked by Mount Bandai, is home to swans in winter.