Shionada-shuku

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

Shionada-shuku (塩名田宿?, Shionada-shuku) was the twenty-third of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day city of Saku, in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Shionada-shuku is located on the eastern bank of the Shinano River, just across from Yawata-shuku. Both Shionada-shuku and Yawata-shuku were first developed under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu after the Battle of Sekigahara, and then were further developed after the development of the Tōkaidō and the Nakasendō.[1] At its peak, the post town had about 10 minor inns, and in 1844, it was recorded to have two honjin and one sub-honjin.[1]

There was a bridge which connected Shionada and Yawata, but it was washed away by a flood and never rebuilt. Instead, the river was crossed with ferry service or by fording.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Iwamurada-shuku - Shionada-shuku - Yawata-shuku

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saku-shi Homepage. City of Saku. Accessed August 10, 2007.

Coordinates: 36°16′16.4″N 138°25′18.6″E / 36.271222°N 138.421833°E / 36.271222; 138.421833