Old Inns of Akasawa-Juku

Cultural Buildings Preservation District in Yamanashi

 By Cathy Cawood   Oct 14, 2015

In 1993 the village of Akasawa-juku in Hayakawa-cho, Yamanashi, was designated an 'Important Cultural Buildings Preservation District' because of its old wooden inns. The village stood on the Minobu Post Road, and once welcomed pilgrims traveling to  sacred Mount Minobu and Mount Shichimen in the Edo Period. The inns also hosted Nichiren Buddhist study groups through the Meiji Period. Today only Edoya Inn still offers accommodation, but visitors can still enjoy the fine old buildings in their beautiful mountain setting.

Photography by Cathy Cawood
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Victoria Vlisides a year ago
Nice shots! Yamanashi is too beautiful... even when the weather is cloudy!
Cathy Cawood Photographer a year ago
Thanks, Victoria. I agree!