Kakunodate Town

Shunchan

Dec 8, 2016

Founded in 1620, Kakunodate in Senboku City, Akita Prefecture is a former castle town and samurai stronghold. No wonder the town is often called the ‘Little Kyoto of Akita’.

A key part of the town’s long history and culture, the well-preserved samurai houses here have been designated heritage buildings. In fact, they are some of the best examples of samurai architecture in all of Japan!

Walk around its streets for a feel historic Japan. And step into one of the houses to see what that life was like; check out the rooms and garden.

Kakunodate is also a very popular destination during cherry blossom season. But actually, it’s spectacular all year round, with fresh greenery in summer, and golden maple leaves in autumn.

秋田県仙北市の角館はとても歴史ある町で、「秋田の小京都」と呼ばれる城下町です。
角館といえば武家屋敷と呼ばれるほど、昔ながらの建物が今も有形文化財として残っていて、武家屋敷通りを歩いていると昔の日本にタイムスリップしたかのような気持ちになります。建物の中に入れるところもあり、家屋や中庭を見学することができます。
桜の季節が最も人気ですが、夏は新緑、秋は紅葉と桜の季節以外も楽しむことができます。
散策しながら日本の歴史を感じることのできるスポットです。

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