Seeking Sakura and Samurai in Tohoku: Past and Present Glories of Kakunodate and Hirosaki

This article introduces two Tohoku destinations with fascinating samurai history and beautiful cherry blossoms. (Archived article – Originally published by Japan Today.)

One thought on “Seeking Sakura and Samurai in Tohoku: Past and Present Glories of Kakunodate and Hirosaki

  1. Neil Tanner says:

    When I went to the Samurai houses in 1992, they were not yet on the tourist map and there was no one there. I think I recall seeing one employee and certainly no rickshaws. I don’t believe I saw any other tourists and you could just walk in the house and look around and come back out. It’s nice to see they are finally getting the recognition for their historical significance they deserve. Another great article, Vicki.

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