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Interesting Samurai legacies

The area is quite big, but very suitable for a leisure walk and stroll along the main streets. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leung L
Hong Kong, China
The entrance gate is a type called Yakushimon.

There are many samurai residences that are open to the public. Some are free and at some an... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Funabashi, Japan
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The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is an impressive complex of buildings that depict the Samurai way of life from the 17th through 20th centuries. A wide variety of objects are on display including samurai swords, utensils, clothing, toys, hanging...more
26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-54-3257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is quite big, but very suitable for a leisure walk and stroll along the main streets. They have plenty of shops which sell noodles and souvenirs. There are also a few coffee shops and noodle shops for a quick meal. The ambience is...More

Thank Leung L
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Multiple buildings and aspects of samurai life. I thought it was the nicest and most complete of the samurai houses on display, and the grounds were photogenic as well.

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 25 May 2018

There are many samurai residences that are open to the public. Some are free and at some an admission fee is required. We entered one large Aoyagi Family residence. The admission fee is five hundred yen. The Aoyagi Family was a high ranking subordinate of...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you travel to Kakunodate intending to capture the "samurai experience," this is a must stop. Lots of history here,

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you can block the ever present tourists from your mind you'll find yourself looking around waiting for the owner to walk through the door in his samurai regalia. The tatami mats are beautifully soft and lush under foot. The rice paper screens so delicate...More

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a complex of buildings depicting the life of ancient samuri. Our tour of the main building was conducted by a direct descendant of the original family who settled or was sent here in the 1700s. The public areas of the house reflected life...More

Thank ohgeorge
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The general samurai area was in general a bit disappointing. Only a few houses to see, and this was the better of the museums. The samurai sword practicing was a fib, you couldn't even fully lift a sword up. Good photo opportunity with a few...More

Thank den5lb
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very interesting and a good experience in Japan. The price of Y500 is reasonable for what you get. Many signs and guides in English but a little more information would have been nice.

Thank Callum V
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Well preserved houses and gardens of the life of a wealthy samurai (17th century, if I remember correctly) Worth a visit as it's also apparently the best known of the properties in this historic town. Great exhibitions of armors and swords. Fun part, you get...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Not much to see unless you're into the Samurai lifestyle Larger than most houses (actually several buildings plus the house). The house itself was mildly interesting and the armory housed interesting Samurai weapons with some English signage. There were also WWII Japanese military paraphernalia without...More

Thank bobe2
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