In the castle town of Sakura, you can see the residences of samurai who supported the government of the Sakura Domain, and the townscape retains much of its appearance from that period.
As you peer into the lifestyle of the samurai who lived in Sakura, try imagining the simplicity and fealty that the samurai lived by.
This is a historical folk museum which comprehensively studies and displays Japanese history and culture. It is located inside of Sakura Castle ruins. The theme is the history of ancient times to the present day and the ethnic world of the Japanese people.
This castle was built by Doi Toshikatsu, the cousin of Tokugawa Ieyasu, as a fortress for defending Edo’s eastern side. It was designated a municipal historical site in 1962.
These are the houses where the samurai of Sakura used to live. Three houses are open to the public these days: the former Kawahara family residence (a cultural property of Chiba Prefecture), the former Tajima family residence (a cultural property of Sakura), and the former Takei family residence. They were built in the late Edo period.
It's an old shrine that can confirm its name in the documents of over 1000 years ago. It was deeply religious believed by the Sakura lords and vassals as a god of the general guardian of the Sakura clan in the Edo period.