It is located in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by mountains and next to a river
Kakunodate is a small village situated in the North of Japan, more precisely in the prefecture of Akita. It is possible to visit some old samurai houses which are more than 350 years old. The town was divided into two parts: the North, where the samurai lived, and the South, where the traders lived. It is located in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by mountains and next to a river. The best time to visit this town is during the cherry blossom, which occurs here in late April and early May. The scenery is spectacular.