Kakunodate is a small town with a well-preserved samurai district in Akita. Taking the bullet train from Tokyo is about a three hour journey. The samurai district is a ten minute walk from the station and easy to find with the maps provided at the station. There are many houses you can enter, however to see the best ones you will have to pay a small entrance fee. There is a wonderful old world ambience to this little town. It feels as though you have traveled back in time. It is easy to imagine samurai walking down these roads past the Edo period houses and cherry blossom trees.
Kakunodate Samurai Village Akita
Step back in time inside these Edo period houses
By Michelle Madden Jun 12, 2013