We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kakunodate Samurai House Museum

9 Kakunodatemachi Higashikatsurakucho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-53-2902
Save
Review Highlights
A glimpse in the past

It was a surprise stop on our way to a business meeting and certainly a nice stroll through the old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas T
via mobile
Better visit during sakura season

I visited the place during the sakura season when the flowers are in full blossom. There are so... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Yan C
,
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Read all 31 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good50%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“artifacts” (2 reviews)
“past” (4 reviews)
“streets” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
9 Kakunodatemachi Higashikatsurakucho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
CONTACT
+81 187-53-2902
Write a Review
Reviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a surprise stop on our way to a business meeting and certainly a nice stroll through the old city of samurai houses. The little restaurants, shops and museums are fun for a few hours. Maybe not entertaining for little kids, but historic places...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I visited the place during the sakura season when the flowers are in full blossom. There are so many of them lining the streets and along the shore of the river. The whole place seems to have become pink in colour! Visitors settle under the...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Kakumodate Samurai House Museum角館武家屋敷 was an interesting place to visit. There’s some history in that complex. Aoyagi family (青柳家) really lived there! Their house is the center of the “Museum”, built 200 years ago. Aoyagi (青柳) was a noted samurai in 1570, so the history...More

Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Travelling to the North of Japan I have on many occasions passed by Kakunodate, yet never had the time to see it. This year however I was fortunate to visit the village and see the splendid Samurai homes and museums. The walk into the village...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The samurai house was not as big as we expected, but was very well preserved. The rooms and gardens all have a wonderful flow to them. Better to be there earlier in the day as the crowds grow in late morning/early afternoon and it can...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived in mid winter straight via Shinkansen to Morioka and immediate transfer. Kakunodate was just a 1 nite stopover for us and we walked there from JR St in heavy snowfall. The entrance to many of these museum were blocked. While it's possible to...More

1  Thank Danny C
Reviewed 6 August 2012

The town of Kakunodate is well worth a stop. On the bullet train route between Akita and Morioka a delightful small town. They speak very basic English at the Info centre to the right of the station. Hire push bikes at the taxi place across...More

3  Thank timetravel1
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Touhachidou
6 reviews
.51 km away
Inaniwa Koraido Aoyanagike
6 reviews
.03 km away
Morokoshian Bukeyashiki
12 reviews
.04 km away
Haikara Kan (Kakunodate Rekishimura Aoyagike)
11 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Samurai District
395 reviews
.05 km away
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
108 reviews
.05 km away
Ishiguro Samurai House
73 reviews
.10 km away
Ando Jozo Brewery Honten
37 reviews
1.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kakunodate Samurai House Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit