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Kusatsu Inn Headquarters, National Historic Site国指定史跡 草津宿本陣

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A National Historic Site located in 1 Chome Kusatsu, Kusatsu City. This honjin, or inn for government officials, was located in Kusatsujuku, a post station town which prospered due to its location at the confluence of the major Tokaido and Nakasendo Highways. During its heyday, the inn lodged numerous famous samurai lords. The building contains exhibits on the history of Kusatsujuku, including an account book inscribed with the names of various famous historic figures. Traditional rakugo comedic storytelling performances are held each month in the adjoining Rakuzakan performance hall.

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place Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Kusatsu 1-2-8
phone 0775616636

Review of Kusatsujuku Honjin

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Reviewed:2018/11/12 古い町並みが素敵です
東海道と中山道が出会う、当時の交通にとって重要な役割を担う宿場町だったようです。少し歩くだけでも、当時の雰囲気を味わうことができ、歴史に触れることができるスポットです。
Reviewed:2018/11/02 旧東海道の町おこし施設
草津宿は江戸から京都の三条大橋まで、一つ手前の大津、その手前が草津宿でした(中仙道との分かれ道でも)。今で言うターミナルステーションで、かなりのにぎわいだったそうです。ですから新しい草津町にも旧跡がたくさんあって、その中心がこちらです。歩き旅の人だけではない、観光で訪れても学びも憩いもある施設です。
JR草津駅東口徒歩五分です。
Reviewed:2018/09/10 見ごたえがあります
東海道五十三次のうち、江戸より数えて52番目の宿場町で、東海道と中山道が分岐・合流している交通の要衝。本陣とは大名公家など貴人の宿泊所のことです。町の雰囲気も良くブラブラ町歩きするのもいいですよ。

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Address

Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Kusatsu 1-2-8 [map]

Phone

0775616636

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.