Ōi-juku

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Hiroshige's print of Ōi-juku, part of the The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series

Ōi-juku (大井宿?, Ōi-juku) was the forty-sixth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day city of Ena, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. From Ōi-juku to the next post town, Ōkute-juku, there are 13 hills to pass over.[1] Travellers using the Shitakaidō (下街道) often used Ōi-juku, too, as they travelled on to Makiganetsui (槙ヶ根追) afterwards.

Town Layout[edit]

Much of Ōi-juku was laid out using right angles,[1] giving it a very ordered appearance. The other parts of the post town were named Yoko-chō, Hon-machi, Tate-machi, Chaya-chō and Hashiba. It was near the banks of the Agi River.[2]

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Nakatsugawa-juku - Ōi-juku - Ōkute-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nakasendo Ōi-juku. Ibisoku Co., Ltd. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Nakasendō Ōi-juku. Central Japan Railroad Company. Accessed November 1, 2010.

Coordinates: 35°27′20.1″N 137°24′53.8″E / 35.455583°N 137.414944°E / 35.455583; 137.414944