1/2 day itinerary

Morning Plan for Kakunodate



Day 1

Hirafuku Memorial Art Museum ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:25 AM )
Kaba Zaiku (Cherry Bark) Craft Museum ( 10:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (samurai residences) ( 11:00 AM ~ 01:20 PM )

Day 1 - Akita

10:00 AM 10:25 AM   -   Hirafuku Memorial Art Museum


An art museum featuring Japanese-style paintings located at the northern end of the samurai district. The works of Kakunodate-born painters Hyakusui Hirafuku and Suian Hirafuku are on display here. The modern design of the building and the garden landscape are also highlights.


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Business Hours Open:
April-November 9:00 am〜5:00 pm
December-March 9:00 am〜4:30 pm

Closing Days:
New Year’s holidays and days when the displays are changed

Price Adults: 300 YEN
Child: 200 YEN
Address 4-4 Omotemachikamicho, Kakunodatemachi, Senboku, Akita See map
Telephone 0187-54-3888
Website http://www.akitafan.com/en/archive/tourism/532

10:30 AM 11:00 AM   -   Kaba Zaiku (Cherry Bark) Craft Museum


At the Kakunodate Denshokan Museum located in one corner of the samurai district, you can observe demonstrations of kaba zaiku (working with cherry bark), a traditional handicraft in Kakunodate. The tea caddies and dishes masterfully created are truly gems of art that are ideal as souvenirs.


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Business Hours Open:
April-November 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
December-March 9:00 am ~ 4:00 pm

Closing Days:
New Year’s holidays (December 28th-January 4th)

Price Adults: 300 YEN
Child: 150 YEN
Address 10-1 Omotemachishimocho, Kakunodatemachi, Senboku, Akita See map
Telephone 0187-54-1700

11:00 AM 01:20 PM   -   Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (samurai residences)


Explore the samurai district which has been called the Little Kyoto of Tohoku. Along the 600m road, there are Edo Era residences and gardens which can be toured. Many restaurants can also be found in the area so it’s recommended as a place to have lunch.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:30 PM )

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Differs depending on the samurai residence
Price Adults: 300 YEN
Child: 150 YEN
Ishiguro House Adults 300 yen Children 150 yen
Aoyagi House Adults 500 yen Students 300 yen Children 200 yen
Iwahashi House/Onoda House/Onosaki House/Kawarada House/Matsumoto House: free
Address Kakunodate Bukeyashiki, See map
Telephone 0187-54-2700
Website http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/languages/en/kakunodate.html

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