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[Asuke Townscape]

A post town with beautifully contrasting white walls and black wooden fences

The Ina-kaido Road, which supported the livelihoods of common people in the Edo period, used to pass through Asuke. It is a side path of the Nakasendo, one of the Five Highways, and is said to have supported the livelihoods of common people by serving as a route for the delivery of Mikawa Bay's salt and seafood products to the Shinshu district. "Asukejuku" flourished as a post town of the road, and still today, the characteristic warehouses with white plaster walls and black wooden fences remain, lining a roughly 2 km stretch of the road. It is dotted with nostalgic places such as Asuke Chumakan, a bank building in the Taisho Period; and Manrin Alley, which features beautiful white and black contrasts.
Posted photos Main The townscape from Asuke River, which retains the atmosphere of the Edo period
Two photos Upper The townscape with an ever-changing appearance, where the "tsumairi" and "hirairi" style roofs point in different directions, lower The warehouses along Manrin Alley are now used as galleries and cafes
 
Address Honmachi, Asuke-cho, Toyota City, Aichi
Phone Asuke Tourism Association
+81-565-62-1272 (Japanese only)
Access Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, and alight at "Fushimi Station". Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line for approx. 45 minutes, and alight at "Josui Station". Take the Toyota Oiden Bus bound for Hyakunenso from "Josui Station" for approx. 60 minutes, alight at "Asuke Gakko-shita" and walk approx. 5 minutes.
URL Asuke Tourism Association
http://asuke.info/gallery/entry-158.html

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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