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The 69 Stations of the Nakasend? (?, Nakasend? Rokuj?ky?-tsugi) are the rest areas along the Nakasend?, which ran from Nihonbashi in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Sanj? ?hashi in Kyoto.[1][2] The route stretched approximately 534 km (332 mi) and was an alternate trade route to the T?kaid?.[1]

Original ishidatami (stone paving) on the Nakasend?

Stations of the Nakasend?

Nihonbashi's highway distance marker
Hiroshige's print of Annaka-shuku
Eisen's print of Iwamurada-shuku
Hiroshige's print of Seba-juku
Main street through Magome-juku
Marker for Akasaka-juku's honjin
Hiroshige's print of Sanj? ?hashi

The sixty-nine stations of the Nakasend?, in addition to the starting and ending locations (which are shared with the T?kaid?), are listed below in order. The stations are divided by their present-day prefecture and include the name of their present-day city/town/village/district.


Starting Location: Nihonbashi (Ch-ku)
1. Itabashi-shuku (Itabashi)

Saitama Prefecture

2. Warabi-shuku (Warabi)
3. Urawa-shuku (Urawa-ku, Saitama)
4. ?miya-shuku (?miya-ku, Saitama)
5. Ageo-shuku (Ageo)
6. Okegawa-shuku (Okegawa)
7. K?nosu-shuku (K?nosu)
8. Kumagai-shuku (Kumagaya)
9. Fukaya-shuku (Fukaya)
10. Honj?-shuku (Honj?)

Gunma Prefecture

11. Shinmachi-shuku (Takasaki)
12. Kuragano-shuku (Takasaki) (also part of the Nikk? Reiheishi Kaid?)
13. Takasaki-shuku (Takasaki)
14. Itahana-shuku (Annaka)
15. Annaka-shuku (Annaka)
16. Matsuida-shuku (Annaka)
17. Sakamoto-shuku (Annaka)

Nagano Prefecture

18. Karuisawa-shuku (Karuizawa, Kitasaku District)
19. Kutsukake-shuku (Karuizawa, Kitasaku District)
20. Oiwake-shuku (Karuizawa, Kitasaku District)
21. Otai-shuku (Miyota, Kitasaku District)
22. Iwamurada-shuku (Saku)
23. Shionada-shuku (Saku)
24. Yawata-shuku (Saku)
25. Mochizuki-shuku (Saku)
26. Ashida-shuku (Tateshina, Kitasaku District)
27. Nagakubo-shuku (Nagawa, Chiisagata District)
28. Wada-shuku (Nagawa, Chiisagata District)
29. Shimosuwa-shuku (Shimosuwa, Suwa District) (also part of the K?sh? Kaid?)
30. Shiojiri-shuku (Shiojiri) (also part of the Shio no Michi)
31. Seba-juku (Shiojiri)
32. Motoyama-juku (Shiojiri)
33. Niekawa-juku (Shiojiri)
34. Narai-juku (Shiojiri)
35. Yabuhara-juku (Kiso (village), Kiso District)
36. Miyanokoshi-juku (Kiso (town), Kiso District)
37. Fukushima-juku (Kiso (town), Kiso District)
38. Agematsu-juku (Agematsu, Kiso District)
39. Suhara-juku (Okuwa, Kiso District)
40. Nojiri-juku (Okuwa, Kiso District)
41. Midono-juku (Nagiso, Kiso District)
42. Tsumago-juku (Nagiso, Kiso District)

Gifu Prefecture

43. Magome-juku (Nakatsugawa)
44. Ochiai-juku (Nakatsugawa)
45. Nakatsugawa-juku (Nakatsugawa)
46. ?i-juku (Ena)
47. ?kute-juku (Mizunami)
48. Hosokute-juku (Mizunami)
49. Mitake-juku (Mitake, Kani District)
50. Fushimi-juku (Mitake, Kani District)
51. ?ta-juku (Minokamo)
52. Unuma-juku (Kakamigahara)
53. Kan?-juku (Gifu)
54. G?do-juku (Gifu)
55. Mieji-juku (Mizuho)
56. Akasaka-juku (?gaki)
57. Tarui-juku (Tarui, Fuwa District)
58. Sekigahara-juku (Sekigahara, Fuwa District)
59. Imasu-juku (Sekigahara, Fuwa District)

Shiga Prefecture

60. Kashiwabara-juku (Maibara)
61. Samegai-juku (Maibara)
62. Banba-juku (Maibara)
63. Toriimoto-juku (Hikone)
64. Takamiya-juku (Hikone)
65. Echigawa-juku (Aish?, Echi District)
66. Musa-juku (?mihachiman)
67. Moriyama-juku (Moriyama)
68. Kusatsu-juku (Kusatsu) (also part of the T?kaid?)
69. ?tsu-juku (?tsu) (also part of the T?kaid?)

Kyoto Prefecture

Ending Location: Sanj? ?hashi (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto)

Ai no Shuku

Ai no shuku (intermediate area) are intermediate rest areas along Japan's historical routes. Because they are not official post stations, normal travelers were generally not allowed to stay at them. Here are some of the ai no shuku along the Nakasend?:


  1. ^ a b Yama to Keikoku Publishing (2006). Nakasend? o Aruku (Revised ed.). Osaka: Yama to Keikoku Publishing. ISBN 4-635-60037-8.
  2. ^ Nakasend? J?h? Archived 2007-12-09 at the Wayback Machine. (in Japanese) NEC Corporation. Accessed August 18, 2007.

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