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Samurai District, Semboku

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Historic Walking Area
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.
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  • It is a very beautiful spot can enjoy while watching the leaves and old Samurai residences. There are a lot of historic buildings, ended up taking many pictures I. To visit the cherry blossom season.
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  • Nyuto hot springs by taxi to kakunodate. To the station and we had to follow the driver's advice, please drop me off at the old Samurai residences. To see a martial arts gym at the Community Center, then at Ishiguro home listening to the explanation. Kindly answer questions all at the restaurant then look at several restaurants such as the Kaba shops around, but the various tales to tell. Business was a very refreshing feel the kindness of the mind. I think next time I see the cherry blossoms, but unfortunately too fast for Sakura to come. It has descriptions of convinced as the Division of labor and craftsmanship of one made for the price tag of Kaba craft drill and some good ones like requested.
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  • The old samurai homes are interesting to be sure, but in Spring they are eclipsed by the sheer variety and quantity of flowers lining the streets - trees, hedges and gardens are awash in bloom. We als...  more »