Naraijuku, Shiojiri

4.3
Glimpse Japan as it was some two centuries ago at Naraijuku, one of the 69 stations along an Edo-period route. Due to its position along the historical road, the vast number of visitors helped the post town flourish. Today, it enjoys protection as a Nationally Designated Architectural Preservation Site. Soak in the landscape of well-preserved buildings and sites of the Edo period surrounded by large cypress and cedar trees. Don't miss browsing through the shops selling highly intricate woodwork. Make Naraijuku a part of your Shiojiri vacation plans using our Shiojiri travel route builder website .
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  • The townscape like the set of the period drama continues for one kilometer. There were also Kiso lacquerware shops, souvenir shops, temples, etc., and I was a little excited about the road used for the change of attendance and the Japanese palace bride at the end of the Edo period.
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  • I had thought that I wanted to visit the three major post-office town of Nakayama-do for a long time, but it was able to be realized gradually this time. First of all, i started from narai-juku here, and then went around at once with The Magogo-juku and The Wife-Basket-juku. Narai-juku is an inn that leaves an old town that lasts about 1Km, and the inn is closed to traffic (only local vehicles are allowed), so we parked our car at the ohashi bridge in Naraikiso. Cross the Bridge of Kiso, cross the park and dive under the central line to reach the northern edge of the inn. I took a dog slowly and enjoyed a walk from there. The really old streets spread on both sides, and the old buildings retain a firm look at the times. I felt as if I had gone back in time. Even though it was past the middle of September, it was still hot and I enjoyed the walk while sweating.
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  • should have spent an overnight here.. enchanting, lovely peaceful place or maybe because I visited the place during off-season 😍
  • Very quiet street and almost without any soul when we visited during late Nov. We had d whole street to ourselves 😅 Beautiful traditional architecture for some of the houses.
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