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Sightseeing Spots: Kakunodate Area

Storehouses and Merchant Houses

Storehouses and Merchant HousesLocated south of the Hiyoke (fire shield) , the Goi house, an old sake brewer and wealty merchant from the Keicho era, and the Sakamoto house of Kamishinmachi are buildings made in 1910. It was originally built as a shop-storehouse, a very rare type of building.

Ando Shoyu Brewers in Shimoshinmachi is the oldest remaining kura-zashiki building in Tohoku (Kakunodate town-designated tangible cultural property since 1986) . The storehouse facing the street was built in 1891, learning from the repeating fires in the outer town (merchants' area) . Bricks made in Shiraiwa, located within the same town, are used, and the kurazashiki is open to public.

LocationIn the town of Kakunodate

Contact Info Semboku City Tourism Information Center "Kakunodate Ekimae-Gura": 0187-54-2700

Traffic accessTen minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate Station
Akita Airport Liner