Motoyama-juku

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

Motoyama-juku (本山宿, Motoyama-juku) was the thirty-second of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the central part of the present-day city of Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Motoyama became a post town in 1614, when the Nakasendō's route was changed. It became a post town at the same time as Shiojiri-juku and Seba-juku. It became known throughout the country for its soba noodles.[1]

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Seba-juku - Motoyama-juku - Niekawa-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaidō ga Kōsa Suru Kōtsū no Yōjutsu Archived 2007-12-18 at the Wayback Machine. Shiojiri City Hall. Accessed July 23, 2007.