What to Expect
--Ishiguro House: The descendant still lives in this house, and he can greet you at the entrance! The Ishiguro Family was the highest rank samurai family existed today in Kakunodate.
---Aoyagi House: In its large estate, there are the main house and six museums where you can touch some of the arms. There is a restaurant where you can try Akita speciality noodle called Inaniwa-udon, and an antique shop.
---Kawarada and Odano were middle class samurai and their beautiful Japanese gardens are now connected and you can walk in the gardens.
2. Lake Tazawa
As the lake is the deepest in Japan with its depth of 423.4 meters, the color changes from jade green to indigo blue, depending on the season and the depth of light that penetrates the water. The lake doesn't freeze even in winter.