Take a rickshaw ride to explore Kakunodate's elegant Bukeyashiki-dori Street♪
Just 20 minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate station lies Bukeyashiki-dori Street, an area with Samurai residences and other classical Japanese buildings lined up across a 2km radius. Here, deep groves of trees surround the black wood panels of the grand Samurai residences, creating a distinctly Japanese atmosphere that is just like stepping back in time to the Edo period♪
It is even possible for visitors to enter and look around some of the Samurai residences, such as the Ishiguro House and the Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum. There are also rickshaws which carry passengers through Bukeyashiki-dori Street, and drivers explain each Samurai residence as they pass by.
Try taking a rickshaw ride to gain a deeper insight into traditional Japanese culture!
Take a camera and tour around the beauty power spot of Lake Tazawa!
Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan at 423.4 meters deep. You will lose track of time in this relaxing scenic location, where the surface of this beautiful lake changes color from lapis lazuli to azure to indigo depending on the time of day and weather conditions♪
One popular photo spot is on the west side of the lake, where there is the Statue of Tatsuko, a beautiful girl of legend and the symbol of Lake Tazawa! On the north side of the river is the Gozanoishi Shrine, which is said to bring luck in attaining great beauty.
The shrine’s vermilion-lacquered torii gate set against the blue surface of the lake is a photogenic sight! Ukiki Shrine, located next to the Statue of Tatsuko, has also become popular as a power spot that brings luck in realizing beauty and happiness in marriage♡
Nyuto Onsenkyo is a secluded hot spring town that is admired by fans throughout Japan♨
Nyuto Onsenkyo is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for those who are fans of hot springs located a little off the beaten path. One of the area’s major attractions is that visitors can soak in a variety of types of hot spring water in the midst of the great outdoors.
There are more than 10 types of hot spring in Nyuto Onsenkyo, and each of the area's 7 hot spring inns has its own source, meaning that there is a wide variety of hot springs to try♪
Another major attraction is the retro appearance of the hot spring inns, which recreates the atmosphere of an old-fashioned hot-spring health resort from days gone by. Indulge in an extraordinary experience in a world that looks like a fairy tale from long ago♪
If you are staying at a hot spring hotel, we recommend that you purchase a "Yumeguri-cho" ticket book and enjoy visiting all 7 hot spring baths!