TECH & CULTURE

Tsumago juku

By Staff Writer
November 25, 2022
Tsumago-juku is a village in Nagiso-cho, Nagano Prefecture, that has preserved its old townscape. Tsumago-juku lourished as a post town in the Edo period (1603-1867) and was a major transportation hub for many travelers. Every November, Tsumago-juku holds a procession of people dressed in traditional Edo period costumes through the town. This is also an effort to preserve the town's traditional architecture. Many tourists visit the town every year to see the scenery that feels like a time slip back to the Edo period and the matching procession of people. Recently, the town has become well known overseas, attracting an increasing number of tourists.
A street in Tsumago-juku lined with edo-era buildings
People in Edo-era clothing sitting outside
A woman in Edo-era kimono and straw hat playing an instrument outside a restaurant
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