Kakunodate Town – The Little Kyoto of Northeastern Japan


Kakunodate Town or Kakunodatemachi (角館町), is a town in Akita Prefecture that is known as “Michinoku no ko Kyoto (みちのくの小京都)”, or “Northeastern’s Little Kyoto”. The town used to be the home for the Samurai stationed at Kakunodate Castle back in the Edo period (1603 – 1868). Even now, traces of the presence of the samurai remain a vivid reminder of their glory days during the Edo period.

Kakunodate is an escape from the big-city hubbub. The tranquil atmosphere will heal your tiredness from the exhausting daily grind. And of course, the delicious local cuisine is another reason why we love Kakunodate!

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