Valuable storehouses and wealthy farm residences were moved from the city to recreate a landscape of the past. The storehouse culture and history of Kitakata are introduced in an easy-to-understand manner.
Visit Kitami Hachirobei Shoten, the venerable lacquerware shop. Along with the shopping, you can view lacquerware in the 2nd floor exhibition room. At Nuri-no-Sato, the adjacent café, you can have coffee and cake on examples of that lacquerware.
Handmade wares of the Aizu-Kitakata district are sold. The Kiri-no-ko dolls are popular as chips of Aizu paulownia wood are kneaded into clay and then hand-molded. In the 2nd-floor Kiri-no-ko Doll Museum, you can view a display of these dolls.