Ryokan in Kakunodate

Located 15km north of Kakunodate, the 200-year-old house that constitutes this stunning ryokan was deconstructed then relocated from Iwate Prefecture. With distinct Western interior-design influences, Wabizakura (a type of cherry blossom) is popular with well-off Tokyoites seeking refined solitude in a historical setting. The 10 suites include their own outdoor onsen and stylish lounge area. Very hard to leave.