Tarui-juku

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

Tarui-juku (垂井宿?, Tarui-juku) was the fifty-seventh of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day town of Tarui, Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Tarui-juku was divided into three parts: western, middle and eastern. Its honjin was located in the middle section. The post town itself served as a major transportation hub for western Mino Province, as it was one end point for the Minoji, which connected the Nakasendō with the Tōkaidō at Miya-juku.[1] It also sat on the banks of the Ai River.

In 1843, the post station had 1,179 residents and 315 buildings. Among the buildings, there was one honjin, one sub-honjin, and 27 hatago.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Akasaka-juku - Tarui-juku - Sekigahara-juku
Minoji
Ōgaki-juku - Tarui-juku (ending location)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nakasendo Tarui-juku. Ibisoku Co., Ltd. Accessed July 11, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°22′17.6″N 136°31′33.7″E / 35.371556°N 136.526028°E / 35.371556; 136.526028