Ochiai-juku

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

Ochiai-juku (落合宿?, Ochiai-juku) was the forty-fourth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day city of Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The honjin and the sub-honjin, as well as some old street lights, remain from the Edo period.[1] The Honjin were the main rest areas in old post towns and very few remain today.[1] There are ten hills that must be traversed to get to Ochiai-juku from the preceding post town of Magome-juku.[2]

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Magome-juku - Ochiai-juku - Nakatsugawa-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gifu Sightseeing Guide: Walking Amidst History and Nature. Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Nakasendo Journal: Ochiai. Siroihana. Accessed July 10, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°30′41.7″N 137°31′51.6″E / 35.511583°N 137.531000°E / 35.511583; 137.531000