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Wakihonjin Okuya脇本陣奥谷

Historical Monument

This is one of the facilities of the Nagiso Town Museum located 10 minutes away by bus or taxi from JR Nagiso Station in Nagano Prefecture. This building was built in 1877 using plenty of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood that had been forbidden to use., and served as an inn and warehouse throughout the generations. It is also where Yufusan, Shimazaki Toson’s first love, came to live after her marriage. It became a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property in 2001. The museum is composed together with Tsumago-juku Honjin and a historical museum, and you can tour them both with a common ticket.


Nagano Pref. Kisogunnagisomachi Aduma 2190 (KisoArea)

phone 0264573322

See the Southern Thursday Kojimachi Museum

Review of Waki-honjin Okuya

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Reviewed:2017/08/12 very educational
the docent here gave us tons of info on the traditional Japanese post Inn and the way of life here in the Edo period. Lots of info in English in the attached museum as well. we really appreciated...
Reviewed:2017/04/25 Transport yourself to the real past!
Beautifully preserved. Visiting this former rest stop, is a real travel to a post town accommodation in the Edo period for traveling daimyos and their cortege. The toilet facility built for the...
Reviewed:2017/04/18 Historical and informative
A well laid out museum with lovely wood and screen work. A good reflection of post town accommodations in the Edo period for traveling daimyo ( in the honjin) and their retainers. The bath built for...

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Nagano Pref. Kisogunnagisomachi Aduma 2190 [ map ]
See the Southern Thursday Kojimachi Museum
See the Southern Thursday Kojimachi Museum
See the Southern Thursday Kojimachi Museum
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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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