A popular tourist spot to feel Japan Vol.34 Kakunodate in Akita The spring views A cherry tree-lined road and samurai houses
In 1620, the begging of the Edo Period, the townscape of Kakunodate Town in Akita Prefecture was established by
When weeping cherry trees are blooming, the late spring has come to Kakunodate, where is called
“Small Kyoto in Michinoku”.
A cherry tree-lined road of Hinokinaigawatsutsumi, designated as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom
Viewing Sites, makes a 2km of tunnel of full-bloomed Yoshino cherry trees, and this is a
famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Kakunodate.
The marvelous views, fluttering petals in the daytime and reflecting cherry blossoms in the clear stream
in the night, impress and heal a lot of people every year.
There is the area where samurai houses line up called Uchimachi.
Even now, houses, gates, and storehouses that built in the end of the Edo Period are remaining and
protected as a cultural asset.
There are 300 years of cherry blossom trees among 400 weeping trees in Kakunodate Town, and
162 cherry trees, including these old trees, are designated as a national precious national treasure
as “Weeping Cherry Trees in Kakunodate”.
This tasteful view, samurai houses decorated by weeping cherry blossoms, is necessary to see.
There is the oldest house “Ishiguro House”.
Though it shows high status as a samurai house, its simple and calmed looks are tasteful.
It’s the only samurai house in Kakunodate that is able to enter and see its inside.
Amazingly, direct descendants are still living.
There are the tatami floored living room to show the history, the alcove and paper sliding doors to
see the garden, and the wonderful gate.
Also, it’s good to be able to have polite explanations by a guide.
There are samurai houses in Kakunodate and full bloomed cherry trees to feel the Edo Period.
This is the decorated view of the spring.
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