Samurai AKITA - Tazawako Kakunodate TRAVEL GUIDE

Culture and Experience


A town of merchants and tradesmen lined with merchant houses.



Former merchant town

"Tomachi", in contrast to the samurai mansion-lined "Uchimachi", followed by the cityscape, such as merchant, you feel the history.

Many old buildings and storehouses remain, and while cherishing this space even today, it is being utilized in stores and restaurants.

Ando family (city designated tangible cultural property)

Kura no Kura, a brick warehouse of "Andojyozo Co., Ltd." in Shimoshinmachi, is the oldest existing in the Tohoku region. The warehouse facing the street was built in 1891 after learning from the repeated fires of Tomachi (merchant town). Brick fired in Kakunodate Shiraiwa is used, and the inside of the warehouse is currently open to the public.

Ota family

The Ota family is opposite the Ando miso soy sauce brewer. The Ota family is a landowner in the Semboku region, and the built-in residence continues to Tamachi Bukeyashiki-dori. The Western-style building of the Ota family remains on Tamachi Bukeyashiki-dori.

Sakamoto house

That redolent of bygone days in the lasted merchant of the warehouse from the Edo period is Sakamoto house of Kamishin the town. The only store built in Kakunodate, roof of plaster elephant and in Kakunodate unusual tile-roofing of the second floor construction is characteristic. In the winter, laying a straw mat on the roof, it has to prevent the tiles from sliding along with the snow.

Tatetsu family

The existing building was built in 1902 and conveys the atmosphere of a merchant house to the present day. In the warehouse built in the late Edo period, the hobbies and daily necessities actually used by the ancestors of the Tatetsu family (Tatetsu family) are open to the public for free as "Tomachi Historical Museum Tatetsu". increase.
Received the "Furusato Landscape Award" in 2004.

Detailed Information

Street address
Kakunodate, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture
Street address(Japanese)
Street addressKakunodate, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture
Street address(Japanese)秋田県仙北市角館