Kakunodate Aoyagi House

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Kakunodate Aoyagi House (角館青柳家) is one of Samurai House located in Kakunodate, Akita prefecture. Aoyagi family was 104 koku Samurai of Satake-Kita clan. Aoyagi House is the most gorgeous Samurai House in Kakunodate. The main house was reconstructed in 1860. It has a huge garden with many seasonable flowers. Many buildings of Aoyagi family are restored for museum and restaurant.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking. There is restroom.
Admission: 500 yen for adult, 300 for under high school, 200 yen for kids.
There is group discount.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 (Nov. to Mar. close at 16:00)

0. at Kakunodate Station.
1. walk to north west (15min.)

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Detailed Travel Guide

Aoyagi House is one of Samurai House located in Kakunodate. It is a huge house with great garden and many buildings. The garden has about 600 kinds of flowers and plants. The buildings are also used as the museums. The museum of Aoyagi House has a great corrections of Samurai Armors, Katana and other many Samurai related items. There are also craft arts displayed in here.

Aoyagi Family was used to be Samurai of Ashina clan. Later, Ashina clan was abandoned and Aoyagi family became Samurai of new lord Satake-Kita clan. Aoyagi Family was high class Samurai with 104koku. The house was built in 1860 and it is one of the oldest Samurai House in Kakunodate.

-Kura (old storage)-
Displays Samurai weapons and armors. It has great corrections of Katana and Yoroi. Also, it displayed Samurai wearing.

-Akita Craft Museum-

The restaurant has great Inaniwa Udon that served for Shogun.

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