Attractions

Museum in Kakunodate

Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

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 samur…
Brewery in Kakunodate

Andō Brewery

Rows of Hinamatsuri dolls welcome visitors to this centuries-old brewery overseen by one of the oldest families in Akita-ken. Andō makes soy sauce and miso (sorry, tipplers, not that kind of brewery!) in a beautiful…
Historic Building in Kakunodate

Bukeyashiki Ishiguro-ke

Built in 1809 as the residence of the Ishiguro family, advisers to the Satake clan, this is one of the oldest buildings in the district. Descendants of the family still live here, and offer tours around parts of the…
Arts Centre in Kakunodate

Kakunodate Cherry-Bark Craft Center

Inside are exhibits and demonstrations of kabazaiku, the craft of covering household or decorative items in fine strips of cherry bark. This pursuit was first taken up by lower-ranking and masterless samurai in time…