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[Tokaido Okabe Shuku Ohatago "Kashibaya"]

At an Edo-period inn, feel what it must have been like to be a traveler on the Tokaido in times gone by

Set among mountains, Okabe Shuku is a small post town which appears in Ikku Jippensha's picaresque comic novel, "Tokaidochu Hizakurige". Waki-honjins and hatagos (lodgings for travelers of high rank and commoners, respectively), shops, houses and many other buildings once stood in the town, whose focus was its two honjins (lodgings for nobles, court officials and the like). Among these was found the ohatago (great inn) "Kashibaya", a large machiya (traditional town house) built approximately 180 years ago in the Edo period, and still standing today. The interior of the house, including the choba (office), kitchen and guest rooms, has been reproduced exactly the way it was, so that visitors can learn about the lifestyle of travelers and townsfolk of olden times.
Address 817 Okabe, Okabe-cho, Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-667-0018 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Holidays Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), Year-end and New Years
Admission fee Adults 300 yen, junior high school students and under Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen to for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Fujieda Station", take the Shizutetsu Justline Chubu Kokudo Line for approx. 30 minutes and alight at "Okabe Shuku Kashibaya-mae".
URL http://www.city.fujieda.shizuoka.jp/docs/sightseeing/en/history/

updated on May 22, 2015

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