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Address: 26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
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The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is an impressive complex of buildings that...

The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is an impressive complex of buildings that depict the Samurai way of life from the 17th through 20th centuries. A wide variety of objects are on display including samurai swords, utensils, clothing, toys, hanging scrolls, pictures and documents.

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An interesting historical site

My family and I visited this place on the 12th of April 2017. We walked from Kakunodate station to Aoyagi manor. The walk roughly took us around 40 minutes (around 1.3km, slow... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My family and I visited this place on the 12th of April 2017. We walked from Kakunodate station to Aoyagi manor. The walk roughly took us around 40 minutes (around 1.3km, slow paced, with photographing, and visiting shops along the way). The route to Aoyagi manor is quite straight forward, just walk straight from the station until you reach 3-way... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The tourist office recommended that we visit Aoyagi, as it's the oldest house in the district and it's an authentic Samurai house, descendants of the family still live there. While the house is small, we are taken through with a guide who has an English translation book explaining the purpose of each room

Thank JudyGraham
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My husband is obsessed with Japanese culture and history. This was the perfect place for him to immerse himself in both. We both learned a great deal and had fun. The area where this is located is also very beautiful with tall mountains in the distance and the smell of spring in the air it was very nice!

2 Thank Rebecca_Neoh80
Yokosuka, Japan
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Lots of tourists. Because it requires quite a walk from the station or if not renting a car or in a tour bus, spring or autumn should be the best time to visit the place. These are times when the temperatures are perfect for walking and the foliage a photo finish. On the way back to station, find time to... More 

1 Thank Leni U
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited Kakunadate in august. Arriving with train we left the big backpacks in station's lockers and headed on foot to samurai district. Kakunodate is a small pleasent town. You can't get lost since there are signs that point you to the historical district. From station in about 10 min walk there. we visited Aoyagi manor, a very good preserved... More 

1 Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Aomori, Japan
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Overall rating: 3.75 stars Aoyagi Samurai Manor contains a grab bag of diverse displays and buildings. The self-guided walking tour starts with the architecturally interesting main building and proceeds to a neat display of samurai weaponry and attire in the armory. Additional buildings (some of which were moved here from their original locations) contain scrolls, dolls, clothes, artwork, tools, and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

There was an entry fee of 500yen. The grounds were quite big and divided into different houses. You get to touch and lift some of the swords and rifles used back in the days which made it more interactive and fun.

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