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. Use our Semboku road trip planning app to visit Samurai District on your trip to Semboku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • "Samurai Residence Street" is the highlight of the kakudate sightseeing and is a tourist spot where rickshaws suit you, but if possible on a schedule, we recommend staying at Kakukan and strolling around "Samurai Residence Street" in the early morning .We stayed at The Machiya Hotel Kakudate, which is the closest to "Samurai Residence Street". If you take a walk along Samurai Residence Street before breakfast, tourists have not yet come and you will be able to monopolize the scenery of Samurai Residence Street (see attached photo). In addition, when you stop at [Between The Iwahashi family and Kosen-dong], after a walk around "Samurai Residence Street", there is a model of "Samurai Residence Street" and a samurai residence discount (uchimachi) [Kyoho year (1716-1736)], and when you look at them, there is more "Samurai Residence Street" The desire to become deeper (if you look at the model before the walk, it is difficult to understand because each building has no name, see attached photo). In addition, if you have time to spare, i think you will be able to walk around the gaimachi (machimachi), but it is recommended that you view it because the gaimachi residence discount [21 years (1736)]is also on display.
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  • Because it is small, I can walk around. The atmosphere is good, so it's perfect for a leisurely walk. When I entered the samurai residence, a woman explained various things to me, and I enjoyed discovering things that I didn't realize. Inside, there is an entrance fee, but it is worth paying because it is several hundred yen.
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