Kanegasaki Castle Town

Travel Information


Kanegasaki Castle Town (金ヶ崎城下町) is located in the middle of Iwate Prefecture. It is the castle town with many real remaining Samurai Houses. The town structure of the castle town is the same as it was used to be. So, you can feel the real Samurai residence. Because of this beautiful Samurai town scenery, this view of the town is registered as the preserved scenery with a group of traditional houses.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Hanamaki Station.
1. use JR Tohoku Line to Kanegasaki Station.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Kanegasaki Castle Town
Kanegasaki Castle and its castle town were built in 1644. The castle is surrounded by the Samurai Residence and town residence is located on the west side to the Oshu road.

There are 5 Samurai Houses are remaining here and the scenery of the castle town is still the same. Those Samurai Houses are open for public and you can see the real life of Samurai in time. Some of them are still in use as well.

Sakamoto House
Samurai House constructed in 1830.
9:00 to 17:00 closed on Mon. and Tue.

Hosomeke Taien
Only the gate is open.

Kanagasaki Castle the ruins of the hilltop castle constrcuted in Edo period.

Shiraito Machinami Friendship Center a visitor's center.
9:00 to 17:00 closed on Thr.

Ito House
Samurai House.
11:30 to 16:00
Closed on Tue.

Omatsuzawa House
High-rank Samurai House that has the gate and the garden built in late Edo period.
10:00 to 15:00
Closed on Mon.

Katahiracho Onuma House
Samurai House cunstrcuted in late 18th century.
9:00 to 17:00
Closed on Tue. and Wed.

Doaicho Onuma House
Samurai House constructed before 1817.
9:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mon. and Tue.

Kanegasaki Castle History Museum
9:00 to 17:00
Admission: 200 yen for adult, free for under high school.