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Kameyama-juku in the 1830s, as depicted by Hiroshige in the Hōeidō edition of The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1831–1834)

Kameyama-juku (亀山宿, Kameyama-juku) was the forty-sixth of the fifty-three stations (shukuba) of the Tōkaidō. It is located in former Ise Province in what is now part of the city of Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, Japan.


During the Edo period, Kameyama-juku served as both a post town and a castle town for Kameyama Castle. There are many buildings still remaining of both the post and castle town today.[1]

Kameyama-juku monument

The classic ukiyo-e print by Andō Hiroshige (Hōeidō edition) from 1831–1834 depicts travelers climbing a steep snow-covered hillside to the entrance of Kameyama Castle, which appears to be towering over the post station village.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Shōno-juku - Kameyama-juku - Seki-juku


  1. ^ Kanko: Shiseki Archived 2007-12-14 at the Wayback Machine. City of Kameyama. Accessed December 18, 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Carey, Patrick. Rediscovering the Old Tokaido:In the Footsteps of Hiroshige. Global Books UK (2000). ISBN 1-901903-10-9
  • Chiba, Reiko. Hiroshige's Tokaido in Prints and Poetry. Tuttle. (1982) ISBN 0-8048-0246-7
  • Taganau, Jilly. The Tokaido Road: Travelling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan. RoutledgeCurzon (2004). ISBN 0-415-31091-1