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a beautiful lively village

We felt something lax and in slow tempo during the stay. I feel nostalgic,too. Of course we never... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
ferretMAMA
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
“Caravanserai” à la Japonaise

As a post station or “shukuba” in Japanese, this place has quite a unique history. Unlike such... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
kobekko
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Kobe
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Ouchi, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5207, Fukushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you are interested to see how Japanese people were living 400-500 years ago, then this is the place to visit once. Very nice thatch-roof wooden houses along the muddy road are still maintained at old state. Some interesting small businesses are still there which...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

We felt something lax and in slow tempo during the stay. I feel nostalgic,too. Of course we never live in the village like here and we didn't have heavy snow. But I felt. What was that? Is it some scenery, kindness, a dialect ,person or...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

As a post station or “shukuba” in Japanese, this place has quite a unique history. Unlike such better-known post stations as Magome and Tsumago, which had developed from the existing townships along the major travel routes in the feudal age, this one was specifically designed...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank kobekko
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were taken here by my father in law and were completely blown away. The drive tehre through the mountains was amazing enough but this place topped off our day. This little linear town with traditional thatched buildings comprises a street with a stream and...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank LibsDibs
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I came here all by chance. Was on my way to somewhere else but outside the station I saw some locals getting on the bus (that cute bus) to Ouchijuku, they all had the biggest smile on their faces as if they were kids going...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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