Put on your finest samurai garb and prepare yourself for an immersive tour in Sakura City.
Without a doubt, one of Japan’s most enduring and mysterious legacies is that left by the samurai. Remnants of those days gone by can still be seen in Chiba Prefecture’s Sakura City. Only 40 kilometers from Tokyo, Sakura has more intact samurai residences than any other city in Japan, which has made it a popular filming location for period movies and dramas. The Former Residence of Lord Hotta has even been listed as one of Japan’s Important Cultural Properties. So if you want to get a real sense of what it’s like to be a samurai, there’s no better place to don traditional robes and take a walk in their shoes.