Odawara-juku

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Odawara-juku in the 1830s, as depicted by Hiroshige in The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

Odawara-juku (小田原宿 Odawara-juku?) was the ninth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in the present-day city of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was the first post station in a castle town that travelers came to when they exited Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in Edo period Japan.

History[edit]

Odawara-juku was established between the mountains of Hakone and Sagami Bay, near Odawara Castle.[1] Located near the banks of the Sakawa River, Odawara-juku was a famous post station. It is said to hold the remains of Lady Kasuga.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Tōkaidō
Ōiso-juku - Odawara-juku - Hakone-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ Odawara Area Highlights. Kanagawa Prefectural Tourist Association. Accessed December 10, 2007.