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Kusatsu-juku

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Replica, at the National Museum of Japanese History, of a lantern erected at Kusatsu in 1816. The inscription reads, roughly, "To the left, the Nakasendô and Mino Road; to the right, the Tôkaidô and the road to Ise"
  • Japanese: 草津宿 (Kusatsu-juku)

Kusatsu was the third-to-last post-station on both the Tôkaidô and Nakasendô Highways during the early modern period, and was one of the few places where the two highways met or intersected.

Preceded by:
Ishibe-juku
Stations of the Tôkaidô Succeeded by:
Ôtsu-juku
Preceded by:
Moriyama-juku
Stations of the Nakasendô Succeeded by:
Ôtsu-juku

References

  • Gallery labels, Road Marker at the Junction of the Nakasendo and Tokaido Roads, National Museum of Japanese History.[1]
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