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Crane in the Hinokinai River

Kakunodate is surrounded by three rivers; this photo is of a crane standing in the Hinokinai River. The Hinokinai is famous for the cherry trees that line its banks and form a canopy of blossoms over the banks in the spring.

Kakunodate is called the "Little Kyoto of Tōhoku" because of its history as a castle town and high concentration of preserved samurai houses, shrines, and temples.

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