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Ōkute-juku was the forty-seventh of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō during the Edo period.
This is the first station along the Nakasendō to be in the domain of the Owari Clan, one of the most powerful regional clans.
Ōkute-juku was first established in 1604, and came to serve as a post town between Ōi-juku and Hosokute-juku (which come before and after Ōkute-juku, respectively). Biwa Pass (琵琶峠 Biwa-tōge) crossed a small mountain between those two post towns and is near where Ōkute-juku was established.

Okute-jiku, Mizunami-City, Gifu-Prefecture, Japan.
November 2015, Olympus OM-D E-M1

大湫宿(おおくてじゅく、大久手宿とも)は中山道の47番目に当たる山深き宿場です。
慶長9年(1604年)に新設された宿場で、尾張藩領でした。皇女和宮親子内親王の宿泊地となったことで知られています。
鉄道駅から遠く離れた現在、集落には本陣であった建造物も残され、その他の伝統的建造物の軒数は少ないながらも、当時の宿場町の面影を色濃く止めています。

岐阜県瑞浪市大湫宿
2015年11月撮影、Olympus OM-D E-M1

Okute-juku / 大湫宿

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Okute-juku / 大湫宿 35.432771, 137.294040 中山道の山深き宿、大湫宿 / Ōkute-juku, in the hilliest situation日本岐阜県瑞浪市大湫町 大湫簡易郵便局 (Directions)
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