No.70 Kakunodate Samurai Residences

Kakunodate is called the Little Kyoto of the Tohoku region. Step back in time to the samurai days of the Edo Period (1603–1867) as you stroll around beautifully preserved samurai residences, featuring around 400 weeping shidarezakura. The trees date back to around 350 years ago, when a princess bride from Kyoto brought three seedlings here to plant. Now 162 trees are designated national Natural Monuments and delight visitors every year.


General information

Address Higashi-Katsurakucho/Omotemachi Kakunodate Town, Senboku, Akita Prefecture (秋田県仙北市角館町表町、東勝楽丁)
Peak bloom Mid-April–early May
Access by train About 15 minutes on foot from Kakunodate Station on the Akita Shinkansen Line
Access by car About 30 minutes from Akita Expressway Omagari IC (traffic restrictions in the town during the Kakunodate Sakura Festival)