Fushimi-juku (Nakasendō)

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

Fushimi-juku (伏見宿?, Fushimi-juku) was the fiftieth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day town of Mitake, Kani District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

During the Edo period, as the nearby post towns, such as Mitake-juku and Ōta-juku, began to flourish, Fushimi-juku was built up to take part in the popular travel route.[1] However, because a national highway goes directly over the spot where the old post town was located, there are no traces of the old row houses that spanned approximately 600 m (1,969 ft).[1]

Neighboring Post Towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Mitake-juku - Fushimi-juku - Ōta-juku
Uwa Kaidō (connects the Nakasendō with Nagoya Castle)
Fushimi-juku (starting location) - Dota-juku (土田宿)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nakasendo Fushimi-juku. Ibisoku Co., Ltd. Accessed July 11, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°26′20.6″N 137°05′12.6″E / 35.439056°N 137.086833°E / 35.439056; 137.086833