Do you know there are some street that were used as the post‐towns by samurai?
The representative example of such post-towns is Ouchijuku.
Ouchijuku is prepared in 17th century.
Samurai goes up to Edo for just a few times in year. The people living in Ouchijuku were farmer, and they carry on the guesthouse when samurai comes.
The special feature of Ouchijuku is the roof.
All houses of Ouchijuku has the roof that thatched with grass.
The look of houses on the street is amazingly beautiful. It is not decorative, but it fascinating people by its simplicity and nostalgia.
It is one of the Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings of Japan.
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