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

Ashida-shuku (芦田宿, Ashida-shuku) was the twenty-sixth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day town of Tateshina, in the Kitasaku District of Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


Ashida-shuku was formed in 1601, during the Edo period, when the Nakasendō's route was altered and the government ordered creation of new post towns.[1] It was located near the eastern entrance to the Kasadori Pass and was well known for its silk production.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Mochizuki-shuku - Ashida-shuku - Nagakubo-shuku
(Motai-shuku was an ai no shuku located between Mochizuki-shuku and Ashida-shuku.)


  1. ^ Kyū-Ashida-shuku Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Town of Tateshina. Accessed August 2, 2007.

Coordinates: 36°16′24″N 138°18′53″E / 36.2732°N 138.3146°E / 36.2732; 138.3146