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Featured on Select Takayama Festival Japan Tours.
Narai Juku port town is a traditional preserved district in the Nagano Prefecture. Along with Magome and Tsumago, Narai Juku is one of the port town stops along Kisoji. Marked as the thirty-fourth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō and the second of eleven stops in Kisoji, this traditional port-town thrived during the days of Edo as a passing point for travelers. Recognized as a Cultural Property of Japan in 1978, this district maintains the same facade as it kept during the Edo Period thanks to preservation efforts by the Japanese government. Similar to the streets of old Kyoto, the paths along Narai Juku are filled with the history and atmosphere of traditional Japan.
The district is filled with lovely sight-seeing attractions, including the:
Headless Virgin Marystatue
As a traditional district, many of the stores offer wagashi or Japanese sweets and tea. Relax in this beautifully preserved town the same way the folks of the Edo period did with delicious food and lovely scenery. You can enjoy this great port-town stop with Japan Deluxe Tours during select Takayama Japan Tour holiday packages or with a tailor-made private Japan tour through Gifu!
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