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When I stepped foot into this house, it kind of reminded me of the set from Kill Bill where "The Bride" fought against the crazy 88s and the final scene against Oren Ishii.
Nonetheless, this place operated as a major restaurant and meeting point for the residents of Noshiro but ceased operations in 2008 until it was donated to the city of Noshiro in 2009 where it was registered as an important cultural asset to the identity and culture of Noshiro city.
The building had a strong scent of Cedar and for those who relish in the arts of aromatherapy, one would know that such a smell induces a relaxed state which I experienced as I walked through this place.
A Yukata experience can also be found here for only a price of ¥500 and a guided tour can also be arranged.
Lunch sets can also be made available but would need to be reserved in advance.
A must see in the city of Noshiro, in Akita.
More information can be found on their website at http://www.kaneyu.jp/ and access to guides and local spots can be sought from the Akita Shirakami Tourism Office.