Nara, or Narai-Juku, an old village in the Edo period. Full of charm While beckoning tourists to come and experience every ufabet season.
Nara Iijuku is a small village located on the Nakano- Sendo Line ( Nakasendo ) in Nara Prefecture. This is a trade route linking old Kyoto and Tokyo in the Edo period (1603-1868). Suitable for people who like vintage. And longtime Get a very retro feel and get close to nature at the same time.
The small town is lined with souvenir shops, food, small hotels. And full of traditional Japanese architecture for a distance of more than 1 kilometer, it has a cool climate all year. And it’s cold, it snows in winter. Another beautiful way
Narai, referred to as “Narai of a Thousand Houses,” is located at the foot of the Torii Mountain Pass, one of the more strenuous climbs on the Nakasendo, and visitors who have made the ascent can relax in one of Narai’s many traditional inns or ryokan and enjoy a Japanese beer, bath and some local food.
Taihoji Temple contains a statue of what is thought to be a headless Virgin Mary caring for a child. The statue was made in the form of Jizo but may have been found by the Tokugawa authorities and decapitated. The find hints at the presence of “hidden Christians” in the area.
Shizume Jinja is located at the entrance to the Torii Pass and travelers would pray at this large Shinto shrine for a safe journey or give thanks upon arrival.
The Narakawa Museum of History and Folklore, close to Shizume Shrine, has exhibits on the life and customs of the people of the Kiso Valley area, with local painted combs, folk crafts and wooden furniture as well as articles from the festival of Shizume Jinja. Admission 300 yen for adults. Open 9am-5pm; Tel: 0264 34 2654
The Honjin and Wakihonjin (inns for top officials in the Edo era) no longer exist but Narai has a number of interesting shrines and temples including the beautiful Chozenji Temple. Shrines stand at either end of the long avenue of wooden buildings.