Kakunodate in Japan's Tohoku Region is famous for its beautifully preserved Samurai District. A number of the Samurai houses and buildings are open to the public and represent the way of life during the days of the Samurai. Kakunodate also features a beautiful riverwalk lined with Cherry Blossom Trees. Kakunodate also provides a nice base for visiting some of the nearby lakes and walks.
There are a small number of accommodation options in Kakunodate including the boutique Tamachi Bukeyashiki Hotel Kakunodate.
Tokyo - it is approximately three hours by direct Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo to Kakunodate.
Hakodate - it is approximately four hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Hakodate to Kakunodate.
The timing of the cherry blossoms can vary from year to year but the cherry blossoms in Kakunodate are usually at their peak in mid to late April.