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The Ishiguro Manor武家屋敷 石黒家

Historical Monument

The Ishiguro family house is located to the north of Bukeyashiki Road (street of samurai houses). It is the oldest existing house in the samurai residence area of Kakunodate, and it is the only one allowing visitors to enter inside the house for viewing. It is estimated that the main building was built between the 18th and 19th centuries, the roof is thatched, the garden has moss that looks like water, and expresses a prestigious samurai style. It is a 20-minute walk from Kakunodate Station.


Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 1

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Review of Ishiguro Samurai House

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Reviewed:2018/12/01 A place to visit if you happen to be there
Got a tour (simple English) from Ishiguro San himself (the 13th generation) who introduced his house to us. He is a friendly and amiable person. His house is fairly but nothing spectacular. Will...
Reviewed:2018/11/21 Highlight of the Samurai houses
This visit was a very useful part of our visit to Kakunodate because the young man who gave us the introductory talk spoke good English and as a direct descendant of the former Samurai owners took...
Reviewed:2018/06/05 A must visit!
I don't have to say more about it than others have before me - it was a pleasant surprise to have the descendant of the family showing us the area in English.

A must visit and more than worth it!

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open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults(1Over 6)400yen, Children(Elementary and Junior High School Students)200yen
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