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"Samurai Houses" Japan Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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  Samurai house, Kakunodate
by Sharrie

Now, this is the centerpiece of all the Samurai houses. AOYAGI SAMURAI HOUSE, also know as the AOYAGI SAMURAI MANOR MUSEUM is one of the best preserved architectural beauties of its kind in Japan. The estate features the Main House, the Armory, the Seiryu-an Gallery, the Akita Folk Museum, the Samurai Tools & Utensils Museum & a beautiful garden. Do give yourself an hour at the very least to go through the entire estate. It's well worth your time & the admission is a mere 500 Yen.

Unlike the other museums, the buildings & exhibits have their roots in this Manor; the members of the Aoyagi family built & collected them for their actual daily use. In fact, the Main House had been home to the descendants until as late as 1985!

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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