Samurai District, Semboku

4.1
#1 of 243 in Things to do in Akita Prefecture
Head back into an important and iconic part of Japanese history during a walk through Samurai District, an area of town that once housed 80 samurai warriors and their families. The well-preserved buildings sit on wide, tree-lined streets, giving the district a peaceful atmosphere. With some dating back to the 17th century, the buildings here stand as remarkably well-maintained archetypes of contemporary architecture. Six of the houses remain open to the public, and each gives an impression of the lifestyle, fashion, and traditions of their inhabitants, while also now containing museums, gift shops, and restaurants. For Samurai District and beyond, use our Semboku vacation planner to get the most from your Semboku vacation.
map
Create an itinerary including Samurai District
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
401 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    Very quiet and peaceful atmosphere, while enjoying a taste of Samurai: samurai in try, I talk from Usher's mood is nearly. Can you feel much more off there is a nice cherry-blossom season, crowds are good at those, if you visit kakunodate is not it?
    View original
  • August 9, 2017
    In my opinion one of the best activities in Kakunodate is calmly strolling the streets that lead up to the old feudal Castle and visit the many mansions of Samurai who are still. Some can only be seen from the outside, while in others you can access inside price payment. The mansions are not as impressive or as rich as others South of the Japan but however they are preserved beautifully as if still live the old samurai families.
    View original
  • August 6, 2017
    So far we free took a relaxing walk in the Center. Free also so saddened. It was a hot summer day, but cool in the shade.
    View original

Plan your trip to Semboku

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Semboku

Traditional Japanese lodges and ryokans dot the picturesque forest landscape of Semboku's Nyuto Onsen, a popular hot spring resort, offering outdoor baths and quaint designs. In Kakunodate, famous for its historic samurai houses, you can find several simple guesthouses, especially near the train station. A number of private lodges, inns, and dormitory-style hostels lie scattered in the surrounding hills, mostly close to ski slopes and mineral hot springs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Semboku by other users

10 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans