Walking on Drift Ice
Established by Yoshikatsu Ashina in 1620, Kakunodate became a thriving castle town of the Northern Satake clan. This street featuring a series of samurai residences was once called "Uchimachi," and it still retains the charm of that era. The main street of the Bukeyashiki quarter is designated as a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and it is also protected as a cultural asset. The wide road is lined with blackboard walls and dense groves of large cherry and momi fir trees. Six samurai residences are currently open to the public, offering a fascinating glimpse at life back in that time.
Address: Kakunodatemachi, Semboku, Akita Prefecture
Airport: Akita Airport
About 1 hour by Airport Liner from Akita Airport / About 20 minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate Station