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

Nakatsugawa-juku (中津川宿?, Nakatsugawa-juku) was the forty-fifth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day city of Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. During the Edo period, Nakatsugawa-juku reached a population of over 1,230 people and contained over 175 homes.[1] There are many historical artifacts remaining today, including a stone monument with a haiku written by Matsuo Bashō.[2]

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Ochiai-juku - Nakatsugawa-juku - Ōi-juku


  1. ^ Records of Post Towns on the Nakasendo. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Chubu Division. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Nakatsugawa-juku. You Yuu Tokai. Accessed July 10, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°29′45.3″N 137°30′09.6″E / 35.495917°N 137.502667°E / 35.495917; 137.502667