Travel Information

Ota-juku (太田宿) is the 51st post-town of Nakasendo Road located in Mino-Kamo City, Gifu Prefecture. There are many traditional houses and buildings remaining and it has a great old view of Nakasendo road in Edo period. Waki Honjin, the secondary hotel, for Daimyo during Daimyo parade is the only fully remaining one in Nakasendo road. At the visitor's center, there are restored museum of this post-town.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Gifu Station.
1. use JR Takayama Line to Mino-Ota Station.
2. walk south.

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Map around Ota-juku

Detailed Travel Guide

Ota-juku, the 51st post station on the Nakasendo Road, is home to one of Nakasendo's "three hardest places to cross" called the "Ota-no-Watashi." It greatly flourished because of the face that it acted as the intersecting point with both the Hida Road and the Gujo Road. The "Old Ota-juku Waki-Honjin (Secondary Hotel for Daimyo) and Current Hayashi House," a nationally designated important cultural asset, the "Front Gate of the Old Ota-Juku Honjin (The main Hotel)," and the two "masugata" are still seen standing to this day and help preserve the traditional post-town atmosphere.

In the exhibition room of the Ota-Juku Nakasendo Hall, one can learn about the history and culture of Ota-Juku.