Midono-juku

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

Midono-juku (三留野宿 Midono-juku?) was the forty-first of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō, as well as the ninth of eleven stations on the Kisoji. It is located in the present-day town of Nagiso, in the Kiso District of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It was originally written as 御殿宿 (Midono-juku).[1]

History[edit]

The northern part of Nagiso Station marks the original location of Midono-juku. However, after a large fire in 1881 that destroyed many of the buildings,[1] the town decided to develop rail connections and moved Midono-juku to its present location. Throughout the town, you can find representative buildings of Edo, Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa periods,[2] including the remains of a large electric station from the Taishō period.[3]

Neighboring Post Towns[edit]

Nakasendō & Kisoji
Nojiri-juku - Midono-juku - Tsumago-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kisoro wo Ikou. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Accessed July 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Tsumago-juku, Magome-juku, Midono-juku. Nagiso Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Accessed July 20, 2007.
  3. ^ Kisoji Shukuba-machi Series: Midono-juku. Higashi Nihon Denshin Denwa. Accessed July 25, 2007.