Quaint towns like Narai-Juku are historically significant to the culture and traditions of Japan. During the Edo period (1603-1868) these towns, called Shukuba, or "Post Towns" were designed places for travelers to rest along trade routes. Narai-Juku was one of the longest of these post towns and today travelers can still visit and sleep in one of the many historic inns that played a role in Japan's history.
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How to get there
N35° 58' 03.576"E137° 48' 49.5036"
This photo of Narai-juku was taken on the main street, Old Nakasendo.
To get there by train, take the Limited Express train on the Chuo Line from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo (2 hours and 40 minutes). Then take the JR Chuo Line (25 minutes) to Narai Station. The station is located on Old Nakasendo as well.
A three-minute walk from the station will take you to the spot where I took this photo. Route yourself to the exact GPS coordinate and look southward down the treet.
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