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Samurai District, Semboku

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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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  • I went to the December snow falling on weekdays. Without walking anyone, seemed rather slipped. Fewer tourists even though thanks for the storyteller in the House, and was very helpful. Also locals were really friendly staff.
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  • Went to the district in June. Weather was sunny but not sweat-inducing. There were no crowds, and I had a great time walking into these historical buildings. The staff at the houses were friendly as w...  more »
  • We walked the street during a snow storm, everything was in black and white. Simply stunning and surreal. You feel like you are stepping back through the pages of time. So much atmosphere and many hom...  more »