How did people travel from Kyoto to Tokyo a few hundred years ago? Let’s visit Narai-juku, a preserved post town from Edo period, to find out!
One of the best things about Japan is exploring the rich local history and the root of their unique culture. Visits to cultural sights are a great side activity during the spring skiing season when the weather warms up and the cherry blossoms come out to play. Visits to places like Narai-Juku are highly recommended by the team at Kuma!
Narai-juku, which consists of the uptown, midtown and downtown, has adjoining buildings preserved from hundreds of years ago in Edo and Meiji periods Japan and it expands for over 1 kilometer long along the Nakasendo. Narai-juku was designated as an Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1978. Even to this day, the communities around the area passionately pour out their efforts in maintaining and preserving the best of this post-town