AkitaKakunodate Samurai District
- (c) Yoshiyuki Kaneko/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 330-0
- (c) Yoshiyuki Kaneko/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 330-1
- (c) SHOHO IMAI/a.collectionRF /amanaimages 330-2
- (c) BUD international /amanaimages 330-3
It's famous for the blackboard moss, weeping cherry trees and fir trees that line the wide streets. There are seven residences preserved in this traditional architecture district that once belonged to upper and middle-class samurai during the Edo period. Tourism slows during the snow season, so you can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. The contrast of the black wooden fences and the white snow is outstanding and picturesque.