Sekijuku 東海道関宿

Go back in time to a beautifully preserved Edo Period post town on the Tokaido Road between Tokyo and Kyoto.

Sekijuku has been preserved as it was during the Edo Period when it was a busy post town on the Tokaido Road route between Tokyo and Kyoto. Many of the buildings have been kept in their original state to allow visitors a chance to walk through history and experience how travelers felt hundreds of years ago. There are museums in old inns and buildings that are still set-up in the same manner that they would have been for pilgrims traveling to Ise Jingu and feudal lords changing residences. The history of Sekijuku has been recorded and presented in beautifully maintained traditional buildings so modern visitors can see how the town changed along with Japanese culture over centuries. When you are ready to take a break from the immersive history lesson, there are numerous sweets shops and restaurants serving local specialties such as shiratama. There is no better way to understand history than to experience it in person and you can enter the ancient world of Japan with a visit to the old post town of Sekijuku in Mie Prefecture.
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Access by public transportation
About 5 minutes on foot from Seki Station (JR Railway).
〈Access to “Seki” Station〉
[From Osaka] Take about 2 hours by JR railways
[From Nagoya] Take about 1 and a half hours by JR railways

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