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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-54-3257
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Good bang for your buck.

Very interesting and a good experience in Japan. The price of Y500 is reasonable for what you get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Callum V
Expansive house and gardens

Well preserved houses and gardens of the life of a wealthy samurai (17th century, if I remember... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas T
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The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is an impressive complex of buildings that depict the Samurai way of life from the 17th through 20th centuries. A wide variety of objects are on display including samurai swords, utensils, clothing, toys, hanging scrolls, pictures and documents.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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26 Katsunodatemachi Higashi Katuraku-cho, Semboku 014-0325, Akita Prefecture
+81 187-54-3257
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and a good experience in Japan. The price of Y500 is reasonable for what you get. Many signs and guides in English but a little more information would have been nice.

Thank Callum V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved houses and gardens of the life of a wealthy samurai (17th century, if I remember correctly) Worth a visit as it's also apparently the best known of the properties in this historic town. Great exhibitions of armors and swords. Fun part, you get...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Not much to see unless you're into the Samurai lifestyle Larger than most houses (actually several buildings plus the house). The house itself was mildly interesting and the armory housed interesting Samurai weapons with some English signage. There were also WWII Japanese military paraphernalia without...More

Thank bobe2
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My family and I visited this place on the 12th of April 2017. We walked from Kakunodate station to Aoyagi manor. The walk roughly took us around 40 minutes (around 1.3km, slow paced, with photographing, and visiting shops along the way). The route to Aoyagi...More

Thank pholwatd
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The tourist office recommended that we visit Aoyagi, as it's the oldest house in the district and it's an authentic Samurai house, descendants of the family still live there. While the house is small, we are taken through with a guide who has an English...More

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My husband is obsessed with Japanese culture and history. This was the perfect place for him to immerse himself in both. We both learned a great deal and had fun. The area where this is located is also very beautiful with tall mountains in the...More

2  Thank Rebecca_Neoh80
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Lots of tourists. Because it requires quite a walk from the station or if not renting a car or in a tour bus, spring or autumn should be the best time to visit the place. These are times when the temperatures are perfect for walking...More

1  Thank Leni U
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited Kakunadate in august. Arriving with train we left the big backpacks in station's lockers and headed on foot to samurai district. Kakunodate is a small pleasent town. You can't get lost since there are signs that point you to the historical district. From...More

1  Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Overall rating: 3.75 stars Aoyagi Samurai Manor contains a grab bag of diverse displays and buildings. The self-guided walking tour starts with the architecturally interesting main building and proceeds to a neat display of samurai weaponry and attire in the armory. Additional buildings (some of...More

1  Thank Andrew1234
Reviewed 11 June 2015

There was an entry fee of 500yen. The grounds were quite big and divided into different houses. You get to touch and lift some of the swords and rifles used back in the days which made it more interactive and fun.

1  Thank Simplyko
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