Recommended Routes for Sightseeing
Day trip from Sendai! Enjoy a thoroughly grown up Tohoku get away in Kakunodate, Akita Prefecture.
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Kakunodate's Bukke Yashiki Dori, practically just the way it was during the Edo period.
This cityscape is a historic masterpiece with it's weeping cherry blossoms is spring, the deep fresh green in summer, brilliant colors in autumn and snow in the winter.
[12:00] Exploring Buke-Yashiki
Buke-Yashikidori, untouched cityscape.
The snow here is very beautiful this time of year.
Walk a short way and you see Buke-Yashiki lined up with souvenir shops and tea shops scattered in between.
Was really so cold I had Marukawa's flat udon noodles with amazake and konjac oden.
The retro post box just standing there was so photogenic,
The pot of oden warming on the stove was so relaxing.
|Address||Kakunodate Udon Marukawa
Akita Prefecture Semboku-shi Kakunodate-machi Higashi Kachirakucho 2-5
[13:00] On our way to Buke-Yashiki Aoyagi Estate
Buke Yashiki- It is said that the closer your house is to the Furushiroyama (castle remains) the higher your ranking.
Entering the high ranking Aoyagi Estate.
The spacious interior of the main building is important cultural property and has become a tourist spot. There is a tool museum and there are weapons from that period on display.
There is a plush area for tea inside and they serve food as well.
There are souvenir shops as well. Please have a look.
Adults: 500 yen
Junior High Students: 300 yen
Children: 200 yen
Yakui Gate to the noble Aoyagi Estate
You can buy lovely Japanese tableware as souvenirs.
This place makes you feel as if time has stopped.
|Address||Akita Prefecture Semboku-shi Kakunodate-machi Omotemachishimocho 3|
|Business hours||9:00- 17:00
* 9:00 - 16:30 from December to March.
|Regular holidays||Open year round|