Samurai Residence Street in Kakunodate武家屋敷のシダレザクラ

Edo-period-style constructions, Samurai residences in particular, are well-preserved in Kakunodate, also known as “Little Kyoto in Michinoku”. Samurai residence street was honoured as one of Japan’s top 100 sakura viewing spots for 400 weeping cherry blossom trees, among which 162 trees over 200 years were designated as National Natural Monument.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 400

The age of trees: 162 trees are over 200 years

Variety: Weeping cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Samurai Residence Street in Kakunodate

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 20 to May 5


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 20 to May 5

How to visit

Access: Walk for 10 minutes from Kakunodate Station On the JR Akita Shinkansen Tazawako Line or the Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway Akita Nairiku Line.
Address: Kakunodate Town, Akita Prefecture
Japanese address: 秋田県仙北市角館町

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