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Interesting Samurai legacies

The area is quite big, but very suitable for a leisure walk and stroll along the main streets. They... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Leung L
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Hong Kong, China
The entrance gate is a type called Yakushimon.

There are many samurai residences that are open to the public. Some are free and at some an... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is an impressive complex of buildings that depict the Samurai way of life from the 17th through 20th centuries. A wide variety of objects are on display including samurai swords, utensils, clothing, toys, hanging...more
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26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

The area is quite big, but very suitable for a leisure walk and stroll along the main streets. They have plenty of shops which sell noodles and souvenirs. There are also a few coffee shops and noodle shops for a quick meal. The ambience is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leung L
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Multiple buildings and aspects of samurai life. I thought it was the nicest and most complete of the samurai houses on display, and the grounds were photogenic as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

There are many samurai residences that are open to the public. Some are free and at some an admission fee is required. We entered one large Aoyagi Family residence. The admission fee is five hundred yen. The Aoyagi Family was a high ranking subordinate of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

If you travel to Kakunodate intending to capture the "samurai experience," this is a must stop. Lots of history here,

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

If you can block the ever present tourists from your mind you'll find yourself looking around waiting for the owner to walk through the door in his samurai regalia. The tatami mats are beautifully soft and lush under foot. The rice paper screens so delicate...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is a complex of buildings depicting the life of ancient samuri. Our tour of the main building was conducted by a direct descendant of the original family who settled or was sent here in the 1700s. The public areas of the house reflected life...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

The general samurai area was in general a bit disappointing. Only a few houses to see, and this was the better of the museums. The samurai sword practicing was a fib, you couldn't even fully lift a sword up. Good photo opportunity with a few...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Very interesting and a good experience in Japan. The price of Y500 is reasonable for what you get. Many signs and guides in English but a little more information would have been nice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Callum V
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Well preserved houses and gardens of the life of a wealthy samurai (17th century, if I remember correctly) Worth a visit as it's also apparently the best known of the properties in this historic town. Great exhibitions of armors and swords. Fun part, you get...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Thomas T
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Not much to see unless you're into the Samurai lifestyle Larger than most houses (actually several buildings plus the house). The house itself was mildly interesting and the armory housed interesting Samurai weapons with some English signage. There were also WWII Japanese military paraphernalia without...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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