Musa-juku

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Hiroshige's print of Musa-juku, part of the The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series
A marker giving the distance to Musa-juku

Musa-juku (武佐宿?, Musa-juku) was the sixty-sixth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the city of Ōmihachiman, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Other kanji used to write "Musa" included 牟佐 and 身狭, but 武佐 became the official kanji in the Edo period. Parts of the old post town still remain today, including the Nakamura-ya, a shop from the Edo period. There are also ruins from the sub-honjin remaining.

History[edit]

Records show that in 1843, Musa-juku had 537 residents and 183 buildings. Among the building, there was one honjin, one sub-honjin, and 23 hatago.

The post station was also part of the Chōsenjin Kaidō, a sub-route which connected the post station with Toriimoto-juku.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Echigawa-juku - Musa-juku - Moriyama-juku

References[edit]


Coordinates: 35°07′00.1″N 136°08′04.2″E / 35.116694°N 136.134500°E / 35.116694; 136.134500