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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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  • This village is a marvel. We have the impression of traveling back in time. The houses and traditional shops all decked out in wood are a wonder of every moment. In addition there is almost no tourists.
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  • After this time, the 10:00 visited tsumago-Juku 15:00 Narai-Juku. Two post towns are slightly different. What is the difference?? that is even difficult, both town and atmosphere perfect as there were a lot of foreigners and the Western. Japan houses over 100 years old after so many saved to clean, that is no surprise. Edge walked slowly to the edge, or 90 minutes. There are plenty of restaurants.
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  • From Narai station sandwiched between town Shrine on the way cranks over approximately 1 kg, followed by the old town. From the train station nearest town said.
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  • Nice and quiet (guess it's because it was weekday and there were not much tourists) and good for a nice little walk
  • 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!
  • Visit this 300 years old town of Japan, it will bring you back in time of how Japan is like in the 17th century. Lots of small merchandise store selling different food and sunrises. Plenty of restaurants too. Worth a visit and plan for a meal stop. 2 hours if you make it snappy else 3+ hours including meal.
  • I came here during weekdays. Not many tourists and it feels very peaceful. The people here are really genuinely friendly and curious.
  • 1 of the old post towns in Kiso valley,Narai is a rather small village stretches along the main road. On both side, there are the old wooden houses giving a special atmosphere.

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