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JR Tarui Station on the JR Tokaido Line, south side 垂井駅
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JR Tarui Station, south side 垂井駅
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JR Tarui Station, north side
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JR Tarui Station
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Aikawa Riverbank
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Along the Aikawa River are koinobori carp streamers and cherry blossoms which come out in early April. 相川
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Aikawa River and koinobori streamers in Tarui, Gifu. 相川
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One place where we can walk across the river.
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Cherry blossoms abound on both riverbanks.
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In early May.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Tarui-juku from his Kisokaido series. It shows a daimyo procession.
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Site of Nakasendo Tarui-juku post town
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Nakasendo Tarui-juku. This building, a ryokan, is one of the few remaining from the post town.
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Nakasendo Tarui-juku marker.
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Nakasendo Tarui-juku marker.
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The place name "Tarui" got its name from this famous well spewing crystal-clear water. Haiku poet Basho also once sat here and composed a poem.
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Tarui town's official tree, the zelkova keyaki tree.
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Lots of carp swim in the spring water.
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The spring of Tarui.
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Haiku poem by Basho who once sat in front of this spring.
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Basho monument
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Site of the palace of the Takenaka clan. The palace was the actual residence of the castle lord in the Takenaka clan. 竹中氏陣屋
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The palace was built by Takenaka Hanbei's son Takenaka Shigekado (1573-1631) 竹中 重門.
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Statue of Takenaka Hanbei (1544-1579). 竹中重治(竹中半兵衛)
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It was more like a castle than a palace. The actual castle was on a mountaintop some distance from here. It proved to be inconvenient, so the palace was built here.
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Behind the gate.
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The site is now occupied by a school.
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The are steps to go to the top of the moat wall.
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Gate (closed).
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Former Honjin moved building from Kashiwabara-juku in Maibara, Shiga.
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Former Honjin moved building from Kashiwabara-juku in Maibara, Shiga during the mid-Meiji Period to serve as the residence for Nangu Shrine's priest.
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Former Honjin building moved from Kashiwabara-juku in Maibara, Shiga.
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Inside the former Honjin building from Kashiwabara-juku in Maibara, Shiga.
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On the left is the Jodan-no-Ma where the daimyo lord stayed.
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Tarui manhole depicting koinobori carp streamers and cherry blossoms. Gifu Pref.
   
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