Ishibe Shukuba no Sato (石部宿場の里)
During the Edo Period, Ishibe-juku flourished as the 51st of 53 stations along the Tokaido Road, and it has been restored to its former state, complete with checkpoint, farms, ryokan inn, merchant residences, a tea house, a storehouse, a Hachikoku Kyokai and the like.
The interior of each of the buildings is open to the public, and materials related to the folk culture of the people of the Edo Period are on display inside.
The Tokaido Ishibejuku Historical Museum, which is also located at the site, exhibits materials related to the Ishibe-juku.
Monday, the day after a holiday, December 28 through January 4
9:00 - 16:30
Adults, 320 yen (260 yen); children/students 160 yen (110 yen); prices within parentheses are group rates (20 people or more)
2-1-1 Ameyama, Konan City, Shiga Prefecture, parking lot available
The facilities are an 8 minute walk from the Ishibe Station on the JR Kusatsu line
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