Established in 1620 by Ashina Yoshikatsu, the lord of the Satake clan, Kakunodate is sometimes referred to as 'Little Kyoto' and presents a thoughtful, immersive experience for anyone interested in catching a glimpse of the samurai era. While the castle that once guarded the feudal town is no more, the buke yashiki (samurai district) is splendidly preserved. A veritable living museum of Japanese culture and history,...
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