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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  • Out of the few post-towns I have visited in Japan, this is the best. It’s about 1km long, lined on both sides with old buildings. Most shops closed at 3pm though (in June) so be sure to reach there ar...  more »
  • It's more of a person than my wife and hang out. Walking down the street to see no other travel, there is no large group of secondary school students to live here, even in the middle of the day on the street is still very clear, I feel like to go back to feel the life of the people of the time. I like it a lot.
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  • There are souvenir shops and restaurants where old buildings remain on the old road called The Nakayama-do mountain path in Japan. We also sell japanese lacquerware dishes. Lacquerware is expensive, so i recommend chopsticks for a good price as a souvenir.
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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.
  • advise to go early in the morning before it gets crowded. tourists tend to ruin the vibe of places like this. cute and quaint town. shrine was extremely nice
  • Colder than Hirooka, kind of village with lots of old-style houses. A lot of traditional omiyage made from wood and there is also dango and other interesting food. A must visit place when you plan your trip to Nagano!
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