Tradition/Culture

Kakunodate
Kakunodate

Kakunodate's samurai residence The only family of direct descendants continues to live and hand down the samurai

Ishiguro family

石黒家(いしぐろけ)

Among the samurai residences in Kakunodate, Akita, the only direct descendant family continues to live in the main building. Since we continue to use it as a residence, the public area is about half of the entire mansion. However, it is possible to go up to the room at any time and see the inside of the samurai residence. In addition, the staff can always ask for guidance and explanations about the features of this mansion, so it is popular that it is easy to understand the samurai mansion in Kakunodate.

In addition, guidance inside the room is given at any time for about 5 to 10 minutes, and the fee is included in the admission fee and is not required separately. Even one person can do it at the same time as long as the voice can reach it. All the staff are working hard so that our customers can understand the samurai residence in Kakunodate as much as possible.

For customers who have difficulty hearing (hearing impaired), it is possible to provide guidance explanations while pointing to what is written on paper (flip board). In addition, we can provide guidance and explanations in English to customers visiting Japan from overseas.

Since our house is an old Japanese house, there are thresholds of about 15 to 20 cm in height and there are rising stiles. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers who have difficulty walking so that they cannot go up into the room. Please note.

You can see the samurai residence built in the Edo period, which has been used by descendant families until the present day. The main building is said to be the oldest existing in Kakunodate. Since the Meiji era, there are places where glass windows are put in and concrete is laid in the soil. Therefore, there are places where old handmade glass is used for glass windows.

Not only can you see the main building itself, but you can also see the armor and armor, old documents (including materials related to Kaitai Shinsho), and living tools in the snowy country that have been left behind in this house as permanent exhibits. In addition, Hina dolls, May dolls, and kimonos will be displayed as seasonal exhibits.

Spring weeping cherry tree

Fortunately, the samurai residences in Kakunodate haven't been hit by a major disaster for a long time, so you can feel the old-fashioned townscape that you can hardly see in other areas. In addition, it is rarely one of the attractions that many giant trees of 100 to 300 years old are lined up in the residential areas in the town.

Xia Yao Medical School

The streets of Kakunodate, where a lot of nature remains, is a place where you can really feel the changes of the four seasons. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, dark green in summer, colored leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. And the festival as a cultural event continues, and on the day of the festival, you can feel the unique atmosphere of the day.

Autumn leaves

The opening time is from 9:00 to 17:00, but if you contact us in advance, we can extend the opening time as much as possible. Please contact us directly. In addition, the opening time may be slightly earlier during the spring-autumn period, and the closing time may be slightly earlier during the off-season such as winter. Please contact us.

Winter snow

In addition, there are no closed days except for temporary cases, and it is open all year round. For inquiries, please call 0187-55-1496. If you have any questions, please contact us. Also, if you would like to purchase an admission ticket as a group (group of multiple people), or if you would like to enter the museum, please contact us in advance.

Detailed Information

Street address
1 Shimocho, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0331
Street address(Japanese)
〒 014-0331 秋田県仙北市角館町表町下丁1
TEL
0187-55-1496
Regular holiday
None (open all year round)
Price range

Individual Adult 400 yen, Child 200 yen Group (20 people or more) Adult 300 yen, Child 150 yen

Those who present the disability certificate can enter the museum for 350 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

Souvenirs ¥ 200- ¥ 1000

Parking Lot
None
Home Page
http://www.hana.or.jp/~bukeishi/
Getting Around

About 25 minutes on foot from JR / Akita Nairiku Line Kakunodate Station, about 5 minutes by car (taxi, etc.), about 2 km away

Street address 1 Shimocho, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0331
Street address(Japanese) 〒 014-0331 秋田県仙北市角館町表町下丁1
TEL 0187-55-1496
Regular holiday None (open all year round)
Price range

Individual Adult 400 yen, Child 200 yen Group (20 people or more) Adult 300 yen, Child 150 yen

Those who present the disability certificate can enter the museum for 350 yen for adults and 150 yen for children.

Souvenirs ¥ 200- ¥ 1000

Parking Lot None
Home Page http://www.hana.or.jp/~bukeishi/
Getting Around

About 25 minutes on foot from JR / Akita Nairiku Line Kakunodate Station, about 5 minutes by car (taxi, etc.), about 2 km away