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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-54-3257
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Take a Trip Back in Samuri History Here

This is a complex of buildings depicting the life of ancient samuri. Our tour of the main building... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Naples, FL
Nice to visit in an otherwise disappointing area

The general samurai area was in general a bit disappointing. Only a few houses to see, and this was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 scrolls, pictures and documents.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good58%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“life” (2 reviews)
“swords” (3 reviews)
26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-54-3257
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ohgeorge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank den5lb
Reviewed 12 July 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.

Thank Callum V
Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 27 May 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

Thank bobe2
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My family and I visited this place on the 12th of April 2017. We walked from Kakunodate station to Aoyagi manor. The walk roughly took us around 40 minutes (around 1.3km, slow paced, with photographing, and visiting shops along the way). The route to Aoyagi...More

Thank pholwatd
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The tourist office recommended that we visit Aoyagi, as it's the oldest house in the district and it's an authentic Samurai house, descendants of the family still live there. While the house is small, we are taken through with a guide who has an English...More

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My husband is obsessed with Japanese culture and history. This was the perfect place for him to immerse himself in both. We both learned a great deal and had fun. The area where this is located is also very beautiful with tall mountains in the...More

2  Thank Rebecca_Neoh80
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Lots of tourists. Because it requires quite a walk from the station or if not renting a car or in a tour bus, spring or autumn should be the best time to visit the place. These are times when the temperatures are perfect for walking...More

1  Thank Leni U
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited Kakunadate in august. Arriving with train we left the big backpacks in station's lockers and headed on foot to samurai district. Kakunodate is a small pleasent town. You can't get lost since there are signs that point you to the historical district. From...More

1  Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
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