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Samurai District, Semboku

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Head back into an important and iconic part of Japanese history during a walk through Samurai District, an area of town that once housed 80 samurai warriors and their families. The well-preserved buildings sit on wide, tree-lined streets, giving the district a peaceful atmosphere. With some dating back to the 17th century, the buildings here stand as remarkably well-maintained archetypes of contemporary architecture. Six of the houses remain open to the public, and each gives an impression of the lifestyle, fashion, and traditions of their inhabitants, while also now containing museums, gift shops, and restaurants. Use our Semboku road trip planning app to visit Samurai District on your trip to Semboku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's unique. Some house allow you to hold real katana. In winter, it's very cold. Most of samurai house is closed at 5PM. So it's better to come early. 
    It's unique. Some house allow you to hold real katana. In winter, it's very cold. Most of samurai house is closed at 5PM. So it's better to come early.  more »
  • Now here is a uniquely Japanese experience, a self-guided walking tour of well-preserved, continuously restored Edo-era samurai residences dating back to the 17th century. Of the over eighty original....  more
    Now here is a uniquely Japanese experience, a self-guided walking tour of well-preserved, continuously restored Edo-era samurai residences dating back to the 17th century. Of the over eighty original....  more »

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