Samurai AKITA - Tazawako Kakunodate TRAVEL GUIDE



Merchant town of merchants, townspeople lined with.



Former merchant town

In contrast to "Uchimachi", which is lined with samurai residences, "Tomachi" has a continuous streetscape of merchant houses and makes 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)

"Ando Brewery" in Shimoshinmachi is the oldest existing brewery 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 Kakunodatemachi 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 Street. The Western-style building of the Ota family remains on Tamachi Bukeyashiki Street.

Sakamoto family

The Sakamoto family in Kamishinmachi is a storehouse of merchant houses that has been around since the Edo period. It is the only storehouse in Kakunodate, and features a two-story plaster storehouse and a tiled roof that is rare in Kakunodate. In winter, straw mats are laid on the roof to prevent the tiles from slipping off with the snow.

Tatetsu family

The existing building was built in 1883 and conveys the atmosphere of a merchant house to the present day. In the warehouse, the hobbies and daily necessities actually used by the ancestors of the Tatetsu family (Tetsu family) are open to the public for free as "Tomachi Historical Museum Tatetsu" .
Received the "Furusato Landscape Award" in 2004.

Detailed Information

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