Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture is famous for its samurai history. Walking the wide streets and stepping inside some of the bukeyashiki samurai houses during the cherry blossom season or colorful autumn recreates an image right out of the Edo period.
Winter also offers its own unique charm. Snow covered trees, main street covered in a light white blanket, and icicles hanging timelessly from the eaves of roofs are memories only those which brave the cold can enjoy.
Winter in Kakunodate can be best viewed from mid January to mid March.