Aizu Nishi Kaidō

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The Aizu Nishi Kaidō (会津西街道) was a 130 km (81 mi) highway in Japan during the Edo period. It was built to connect Imaichi, Shimotsuke Province (in modern-day Tochigi Prefecture) with Aizuwakamatsu Castle in modern-day Fukushima Prefecture. It is traced by National Route 121 and Fukushima Prefectural Route 131. It was established after Hoshina Masayuki called for the construction of routes connecting the capital of Edo (now Tokyo) with Aizu, the westernmost of the three regions of Fukushima Prefecture.[1]

Stations of the Aizu Nishi Kaidō[edit]

The 16 post stations of the Aizu Nishi Kaidō, with their present-day municipalities listed beside them.

Tochigi Prefecture[edit]

Starting location: Imaichi-shuku (今市宿) (Nikkō) (also part of the Nikkō Kaidō)
1. Ōkuwa-shuku (大桑宿) (Nikkō)
2. Takatoku-shuku (高徳宿) (Nikkō)
3. Ōhara-shuku (大原宿) (Nikkō)
4. Fujihara-shuku (藤原宿) (Nikkō)
5. Takaharashinden-shuku (高原新田宿) (Nikkō)
6. Gōjūri-shuku (五十里宿) (Nikkō)
7. Miyori-shuku (三依宿) (Nikkō)
8. Yokokawa-shuku (横川宿) (Nikkō)

Fukushima Prefecture[edit]

9. Itozawa-juku (糸沢宿) (Minamiaizu)
10. Kawashima-juku (川島宿) (Minamiaizu)
11. Tajima-juku (田島宿) (Minamiaizu)
12. Narahara-juku (楢原宿) (Shimogō)
13. Kuratani-juku (倉谷宿) (Shimogō)
14. Ōuchi-juku (大内宿) (Shimogō)
15. Sekiyama-juku (関山宿) (Aizumisato)
16. Fukunaga-juku (福永宿) (Aizumisato)
Ending Location: Aizuwakamatsu Castle (若松城) (Aizuwakamatsu)

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