Toriimoto-juku

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Hiroshige's print of Toriimoto-juku, part of The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido series Kisokaido63 Toriimoto.jpg
Hiroshige's print of Toriimoto-juku, part of The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series

Toriimoto-juku (鳥居本宿, Toriimoto-juku) was the sixty-third of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the north of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. [1]

Even today, there are remnants of the former post town around. If you enter from the north, you pass by a pine colonnade that leads to the still-standing buildings. [2] Toriimoto-juku was able to flourish as a post town with its one honjin and two secondary honjin because it was part of other pathways, including the Chōsenjin Kaidō, [2] which connected the post station with Musa-juku.

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Nakasendō
Banba-juku - Toriimoto-juku - Takamiya-juku

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References

  1. Toriimoto-juku
  2. 1 2 Nakasendou Toriimoto-juku. Hikone City. Accessed July 20, 2007.

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