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Shimosuwa-shuku (?, Shimosuwa-shuku) was the twenty-ninth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasend?, as well as being the ending location of the K?sh? Kaid?. It is located in the present-day town of Shimosuwa, Suwa District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
First built around 1601, Shimosawa-shuku flourished as a post town because it was located between two difficult mountain passes, Wada Pass and Shiojiri Pass. The town's onsens made it a heavily used rest area. It also served as the entrance to the Suwa Taisha.
Records show that in 1843, Shimosuwa-juku had 1,345 residents and 315 buildings. Among the building, there was one honjin, one sub-honjin, and 40 hatago.
Neighboring post towns
- Wada-shuku - Shimosuwa-shuku - Shiojiri-shuku
- K?sh? Kaid?
- Kamisuwa-shuku - Shimosuwa-shuku (ending location)
Coordinates: 36°04?34.9?N 138°05?25.7?E / 36.076361°N 138.090472°E