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Tohoku Sights

Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum (Bukeyashiki Aoyagi-ke)

  • 3 Shimo-cho Map It
  • Omote-machi
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 09/20/2013

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Several well-preserved samurai houses date from the founding of Kakunodate. The most renowned is Aoyagi-ke, which functions as a museum and even a bit of a shopping center (there are many restaurants and gift shops located here). The house displays an extensive collection of swords, armor, guns, and silk kimono wedding gowns as well as all kinds of historical artifacts to pore over, such as farm implements and household items. It also exhibits a large number of war documents,

photos, and uniforms from the Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) to the Pacific War (1941–45). History buffs will love it, especially when you can see how much wealth these feudal bureaucrats could accumulate. The museum is a 15-minute walk northwest from JR Kakunodate Station.

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Sight Information

Address:

3 Shimo-cho, Kakunodate, 014-0325, Japan

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Phone:

0187-54–3257

Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Daily Apr.–Nov. 9–5; Dec.–Mar. 9–4

Updated 09/20/2013

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