Ouchijuku, Shimogo-machi

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Step back into the Edo period during a venture around Ouchijuku, a historic post station now located within a larger town. Post stations were built to provide travelers transporting goods across the country with somewhere to stay and rest, and the squat wooden buildings have a pleasing aesthetic, nestled together among the mountainous landscape. Take the time to admire the thatched roofs of the well-preserved buildings, and pop in to see what they now contain, with many of the buildings now open to the public in the form of museums, cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Work out when and for how long to visit Ouchijuku and other Shimogo-machi attractions using our handy Shimogo-machi trip itinerary builder .
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  • It's like a time-lapse. The streets lined with thatched roof houses are truly beautiful and wonderful! I was surprised to come into the shop to eat soba noodles, but it was cool enough without air conditioning. You can experience that the thatched roof was very good as architecture. It's a little hard to climb, but please go to the observatory. I'm impressed by the beauty of the good old Japanese streets.
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  • In the Edo period, it flourished as an important road post town connecting Aizuwakamatsu City and Nikko Imacity, and even now, a private house with thatched roof sits along the highway, and it seems to have been designated as a preservation district of the traditional building saegun preservation district of the national selection. This soba when you come to The Ouchi Inn! Instead of chopsticks, you can eat it with a whole onion. It was a dish that was excellent in compatibility with soba and fresh leeks with pungent radish and dashi umami.
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  • 歴史的ロマンと四季折々の風情がとても楽しめる場所です。 It was a time slip place in Japan's Edo period over 300 years ago. You can enjoy the different seasons of the seasons. Thatched roof is the most characteristic. Please visit once when you visit Japan.
  • The Oku lodging in February has a lot of snowfall. As the feet slide, the temperature is low because it is in the mountains. However, there are figures that can only be seen during this period, it is worth seeing.
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