Unuma-juku

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Keisai Eisen's print of Unuma-juku, part of the The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series

Unuma-juku (鵜沼宿?, Unuma-juku) was the fifty-second of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It was also the last post station on the Inagi Kaidō. It is located in the present-day city of Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The eastern and western portions of the old post town joined together to become a formal post town in 1651. Unuma-juku is approximately six kilometers from the preceding post town, Ōta-juku.[1]

The old post town contains such historical treasures as Kuan-ji Temple, the ancient tomb of Ishozuka, and haiku-engraved monuments left by Matsuo Bashō.[2]

Neighboring Post Towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Ōta-juku - Unuma-juku - Kanō-juku
(Shinkanō-juku was an ai no shuku located between Unuma-juku and Kanō-juku.)
Inagi Kaidō
Unuma-juku - Inuyama-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unuma-juku Juunin Homepage. Unuma-juku Juunin. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Unuma-juku. You Yuu Tokai. Accessed July 10, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°24′16.7″N 136°56′12.4″E / 35.404639°N 136.936778°E / 35.404639; 136.936778