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[Hatagoya "Yorozuya"]

Bed without board at an inn for commoners traveling on the Tokaido

Yorozuya was once a hatago (inn) for common people located in Nissaka Shuku, the 25th of the 53 Stages of the Tokaido. The front of the building is covered with a wooden lattice, which was a common style for store buildings in the Edo period. Shoji (screen doors made of paper) were used in the daytime and wooden doors at night. There are a choba (office) and miseniwa (dirt floor entrance hall) on the first floor of the building and guest rooms on the second floor. Yorozuya has two features which make it distinct from a typical inn: it has no long corridor (toridoma) running through it on the first floor, and there is an open space on the second floor with low handrails and latticed bay windows at the same level as the floor, with no lattice doors.
Address 35 Nissaka, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-537-27-2020 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holidays Monday to Friday, Year-end and New Years, and during a festival held in mid September (open on national holidays)
Admission fee Free
Access Take the Kakegawa Bus Higashiyama Line from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Nissaka Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
URL http://www.city.kakegawa.shizuoka.jp/kankou/spot/rekishibunka/yorozuya.html

updated on May 22, 2015

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