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Naraijuku, Shiojiri

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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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  • Narai-Juku, Japan longest post town in Nakasendo left by the form of the old town. Kisoji, all is in the mountains of Shimazaki Toson's masterpiece "Dawn before ' hideaway nestled quietly drew the Kiso mountains. For within a few minutes walk from Narai station on the JR Seishun 18 ticket traveler city walking spot for me. I wish I did not not feel simply by walking, I slipped. Maybe even the VR could not compete. Just was called old man of new year's day in preparation. Beautiful view is great. About life here? It's very harsh winter environment. But I do like living grandchildren and ahead of its descendants from generation to generation, while the. The mind in the way society is a good priority and keep hundreds of years in the relay for life and saw a beautiful Japan.
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  • This is the town from shiojiri nakasen-do go down to the North, and was indeed the first. Old town remains on both sides of the street, is for ancient curiosity. It is photogenic. It is approaching the mountain behind a row of houses is also good. Where to shop in, can be seen in the building as well. Many souvenir's shop itself, did not feel much attraction. Nearest car park at the entrance there was is paid from the summer of 2017. Excellent, if the large parking lot near the Kiso-Ohashi parked free of charge.
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  • Beginning of September 11, stayed during the week for a three-day weekend. On the day of initial Nakasendo Ono station sakurazawa, nakasen-do. Narai-Juku walked. In front of Narai-Juku-Juku Hirasawa, but there are big differences between Hirasawa-Juku and Narai-Juku. It is not exaggeration Hirasawa Inn said that ware shop and all old houses along the highway in the town of ware. Narai-Juku stay against it, food and beverage stores were traditionally considered! Hirasawa, Narai together and leaving the remnants of the old town, walking distance of the Inn of the two, is about an hour. We recommend walking, entering from the Hirasawa Narai. Narai-Juku is in town usually inhabited by local people, morning walk toward the school, elementary school. It is felt long ago in Japan, saved the town, in a quiet and beautiful location. I think revival architectural style is unique and unusual build eaves beam. Also, I felt the goodness of the Nakasendo Narai watching, went into the shop, eating something stayed home from. During the week more than Japan to hear Chinese, English came, again, many tourists from overseas.
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  • Cute little toen with an old shopping street full of souvenir/food shops. There's a nice walk to Toritoge pass from here.
  • Great sense of old Japan. Gonna miss the curry at Usagi-Ya
  • Old-world Japanese style village charm. Was there early on a weekday, so very few people. The place does cater to tourists as one of its major income sources.
  • Great place, typical Edo period houses.
  • Amazing town with its main stretch all kept in the old post-town look. Really worth looking around, had some good food, and if you can, I highly recommend staying the night in one of the Ryokans!

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