Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Built in 1809 as the residence of the Isihiguro family, advisers to the Satake clan, this is one of the oldest buildings in the...
Kakunodate Cherry-Bark Craft Center
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A centuries-old brewery, Andō makes soy sauce and miso (sorry, tipplers, not that kind of brewery!) in a beautiful, brick storehouse...
Kakunodate's most historic lunch spot is this Edo-era wooden schoolhouse. The house speciality is buke-soba served with takenoko ...
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The Aoyagi family compound is impressive in its own right, but inside each well-maintained structure is a fascinating exhibition of family heirlooms. The collection spans generations and includes centuries-old samurai weaponry, folk art and valuable antiques, along with gramophones and classic jazz records.