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Once you step in the street, you feel like slipping into 200 years ago. It's like a Cotswolds there. All the old houses at the street has thatched roof and they are beautiful when you view from the hill back side of most upper side...More
First time seeing so many buildings with old Japanese traditional roof known as kayabuki roof. Each house is nicely maintained & preserved into a shop or a restaurant in Ouchijuku. Very cool weather in this mountainous area. Proceed to the end of the street, climb...More
I'm very sorry to say this but the place is definitely not worth visiting. It takes an hour (not covered with Japan Rail Pass) to get there from Aizu, and then it takes 30 min to see everything there is to be seen, it is...More
If you like shiragawa or gokayama, you will also like this. They are rather similar surrounded by mountains and can be very cold during the winter. Folks live there for generations and the thatched roof houses are very well preserved. It is worth going up...More
Ōuchi-juku 大內宿 was a very interesting place. It was an important post town during the Edo Period for hundreds of years. It served as shops, inns and restaurants for travelers in and out between Aizu and Nikko . There’s unpaved main street. At street-sides, there’s...More
This is an old Edo period rest town that does not require a lot of time to visit but does require an hour or so to get there from Aizu-Wakamatsu. It is a very traditional thatched roof village. A long street has buildings on both...More
Essentially there's just one long street, surrounded by traditional thatched houses on both sides, and with a shrine half-way up. It's well maintained, with flowers planted on both sides alongside the stream. The vast majority of the houses are now souvenir shops or serve the...More
I like old-style Japanese houses, and so was fairly excited to visit this place, as the guide book we had did a pretty good job of hyping it up.
The main street of the town does a great job of recreating the feel of a...More