Samurai AKITA - Tazawako Kakunodate TRAVEL GUIDE

Culture and Experience

Kakunodate
Kakunodate

Kakunodate Samurai Residence The only family of direct descendants continues to live and hand down the samurai

Ishiguroke

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, only here, you can go up to the room at any time and see the inside of the samurai residence. In addition, the staff can always ask the staff 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, the 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. 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 also possible to point 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 raised stiles. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers who have difficulty walking so that they cannot go up into the room, but we can explain the guidance while looking at the pictures of the inside of the dirt floor. 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 have been inserted and concrete has been laid in the soil. Therefore, some glass windows are made of old handmade glass.

In addition to seeing the main building itself, you can also see the armor and armor, ancient documents (including materials related to dismantling new books), and living tools of 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 have not 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 rare and one of the attractions that many giant trees of 100 to 300 years old are lined up in the residential areas in the town.

Summer medicine gate

The streets of Kakunodate, where a lot of nature remains, is a place where you can 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 , Semboku City , Akita Prefecture 014-0331
Street address(Japanese)
〒 014-0331 秋田県仙北市角館町表町下丁1
Telephone Number
0187-55-1496
Regular holiday
None (open all year round)
Price range

Individual 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children Group (20 people or more) 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for children

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 Inland Railway Kakunodate station, about 5 minutes by car (taxi, etc.), about 2 km away

Street address1 Shimocho, Kakunodate , Semboku City , Akita Prefecture 014-0331
Street address(Japanese)〒 014-0331 秋田県仙北市角館町表町下丁1
TEL0187-55-1496
Regular holidayNone (open all year round)
Price range

Individual 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children Group (20 people or more) 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for children

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

Souvenirs ¥ 200- ¥ 1000

Parking LotNone
Home Pagehttp://www.hana.or.jp/~bukeishi/
Getting Around

About 25 minutes on foot from JR / Akita Inland Railway Kakunodate station, about 5 minutes by car (taxi, etc.), about 2 km away