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.
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.
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.