Step Back To The Edo Period In Narai-juku Post Town


Narai-juku Post Town

Narai-juku Post Town

Narai-juku Post Town

Narai-juku Post Town is a small part of Nagano prefecture before entering to Matsumoto city. It's marked in the middle of old Nakasendo Road between Kyoto and Edo (present-day Tokyo). It is one of few towns along with the route and contains antique buildings and preserved architectural sites.

Nakasendo Highway

Nakasendo Road or Kisokaido was one of the 5 main routes during the Edo Period that ran through Shiga, Gifu, and Nagano before entering Tokyo and it took about 18-20 days to travel the full length of its 533 kilometers. The original Nakasendo is now gone but there are some parts that have been preserved.

The main attractions

Narai Town is located in the mountains of Shiojiri city,Nagano prefecture.This town is peaceful and many house along with the trail so, it was called ”Narai of thousand old houses” . It still preserves old style houses and building from the Edo period. About 1-kilometer of the street you can enjoy the variety of merchant houses such as Japanese traditional food, handicrafts from wood and others. Many local people is living there, some of the house was transformed to be accommodation or museum.

Souvenir shops

Many wooden products 

Japanese footwear

Name board

Cafe&Restaurant

I strolled around the town, and saw many interesting things being sold, especially wood products like bowls, spoons, plates. The prices were reasonable. Also, if you feel tired, you can take a rest at a cafe or try some local food, ice cream, or snacks.

Melon ice cream

Ice cream flavors

I visited in the summer and the weather was quite hot. My friend and I tried some homemade ice cream to cool down. It was melon ice cream that smelled and tasted delicious. There were more than 20 flavors including seasonal limited flavors.

Japanese rice craker

When I was taking a photo of a Japanese snack called sembe or Japanese rice cracker, a friendly old woman gave me a piece of one for me to taste. It was pretty good. I tried the spicy one but actually it wasn't that spicy. Lol

I bought one pack and shared them with my friend.

Shizume Shrine

Shizume Shrine

Shizume Shrine is located at the entrance to the Torii Pass. Travelers would pray there for a safe journey.

How to get to Narai-juku

By train From Tokyo about 2 hours and 45 minutes. From Nagano station, change trains at Matsumoto station.

Atmosphere in the town

If you have time, I recommend staying at a real Japanese traditional-style hotel for an experience that that often includes dinner and breakfast. You can taste Japanese local cuisine. Don't miss purchasing some souvenirs here. I highly recommend it.

Narai of thousand old houses

Thank you for stopping by my post. If you enjoyed reading it, please upvote & follow me for more posts and photos about life in Japan and Thailand.


View this post on TravelFeed for the best experience.


Comments 17


Congratulations, Your Post Has Been Added To The Steemit Worldmap!
Author link: http://steemitworldmap.com?author=noopu
Post link: http://steemitworldmap.com?post=step-back-to-the-edo-period-in-narai-juku-post-town


Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Steemitworldmap
  • Click the code slider at the bottom
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!
25.09.2019 15:27
0

Thank you

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:10
0

I love this ice-cream. It looks tasty

25.09.2019 16:43
0

Wow , Japan looks so beautiful.. I always heard about Japan's architecture and culture... Well thanks for sharing this amazing article with us...

25.09.2019 18:29
0

Hope you like my post, thank you for comment.

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:09
0

Hello!

This post has been manually curated, resteemed
and gifted with some virtually delicious cake
from the @helpiecake curation team!

Much love to you from all of us at @helpie!
Keep up the great work!

![helpiecake](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmWE1q1AuXMXd8B1TAhHiMrVQwZ45nRFzAYrYzGD2WkvU9/img_4141.jpg)

Manually curated by @priyanarc.


@helpie is a Community Witness.
For more information about our project,
please visit this month’s UPDATE post.

25.09.2019 18:29
0

Thank you

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:07
0

Hi @noopu!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 4.012 which ranks you at #3991 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 110 contributions, your post is ranked at #72.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Some people are already following you, keep going!
  • You have already convinced some users to vote for your post, keep trying!
  • Try to work on user engagement: the more people that interact with you via the comments, the higher your UA score!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

26.09.2019 05:08
0

Thank you

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:09
0

Hi @noopu, your post has been upvoted by @bdcommunity courtesy of @priyanarc!


Support us by setting us as your witness proxy or delegating STEEM POWER.

| | | | | | | |
|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
|20 SP|50 SP|100 SP|200 SP|300 SP|500 SP|1000 SP|

JOIN US ON

26.09.2019 06:51
0

Thank you.

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:07
0

Their ice cream and shrine is the best for sure, Blend with the natural atmosphere and feel the sengoku period!

26.09.2019 08:44
0

Thank you for comment.

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:08
0

Hiya, @choogirl here, just swinging by to let you know that this post made into our Honorable Mentions in Daily Travel Digest #635.

Your post has been manually curated by the @steemitworldmap team. If you like what we're doing, please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider upvoting and supporting us.

26.09.2019 20:39
0

Thank you

Posted using Partiko iOS

27.09.2019 00:10
0

Nice town! I like that it's located in the mountains. That would be really nice atmosphere. The ancient wooden houses are also my favorites. They are very attractive. The shrine is very beautiful.

Oh! There are various kinds of ice-cream on the menu. They look yummy and I like yours, too. Thanks so much for sharing. ;)

26.09.2019 22:17
0

Your post has been upvoted by us in cooperation with @bdcommunity.

27.09.2019 18:05
0