Towns which have the flavor of ancient Kyoto are called “Little Kyoto(小京都).” There are many towns which are referred to as “Little Kyoto” in Japan. One of my favorite “Little Kyoto” is Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture. Samurai residences are left in this traditional city.

Photos of Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture

Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = AdobStock 2

Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = AdobStock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = Shutterstock

 

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Samurai residence in Kakunodate, Akita = AdobStock

 

 

Map of Kakunodate

 

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