Sightseeing Spots: Dakigaeri/Jindai/Shiraiwa
Built in 1450, it is the oldest temple in Kakunodate town. The sanmon gateway is Akita prefecture's tangible cultural property. The guaridan deva is a work of Emazo, the composer of the Donpan folk song. Also the thousand Buddha statues of Shiraiwa ware, is a magnificent piece of art.
33 Maego, Shiraiwa
Unganji Temple: 0187-54-3230
Ten minutes by car from JR Kakunodate Station