Kisoji was the most steep trail among the 69 Nakasendo stations which connected Edo and Kyoto.
A barrier check-point was built in one of the 11 post station, Fukushima-juku which flourished as the center of politics, economy and culture.
Fukushima Sekisho was one of the four most important checkpoints in the Edo period, along with Hakone, Arai in Tokaido (southern route), and Usui in Nakasendo (mountain route), which was placed to protect Edo. Fukushima Sekisho was located on a narrow clifftop aside the Kiso river restricting guns being brought into and women leaving Edo for 270 years.
It is now restored as a museum displaying equipments from that time.
address: 4748-1 Fukushima Sekimachi, Kiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano
opening hours: 8:30 ~16:30
close: Tuesdays of December ~ March (Wednesday if holiday), New Years holidays
admission: adult 300yen / child 150 yen / disabled 100 yen
(ask for group rates)
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