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Takamiya-juku was the sixty-fourth of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns of the Nakasendo Road. Today, it has a few remnants of its Nakasendo past with a Honjin gate, Enshoji temple (where Emperor Meiji once stayed), and shrines.Ohmi Railways Takamiya Station. Looks like a shrine. 近江鉄道 高宮駅
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Ohmi Railways Takamiya Station platform. Map
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Ohmi Railways Takamiya Station
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The Takamiya Station building is also a Community Center with an information counter and exhibition space.
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Nakasendo Road in Takamiya-juku, the sixty-fourth post town on the Nakasendo Road. It was famous for Takamiya Jofu hemp cloth. Near the Ohmi Railways Takamiya Station.
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House on the Nakasendo Road in Takamiya-juku which was one of the largest post towns. By 1843, the population was 3,560. There was one Honjin, two Waki Honjin, and 23 hatago inns.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Takamiya (65th post town on the Nakasendo) from his Kisokaido series. Suzuka mountains in the background.
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Takamiya Shrine 高宮神社
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Takamiya Shrine. On the Sunday closest to April 10, the shrine's spring festival is held with a procession featuring a giant taiko drum.
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Nakasendo Road in Takamiya-juku, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture.
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Nakasendo Road in Takamiya-juku, near the Taga-michi road.
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Takamiya Post Office and a giant torii for Taga Taisha Shrine.
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Taga Taisha's first torii. Takamiya-juku was also the entry town to Taga Taisha Shrine in neighboring Taga town.
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Taga Taisha torii gate on Taga-michi road which goes to Taga Taisha Shrine in neighboring Taga town.
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Road to Taga Taisha Shrine from Takamiya-juku
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Signs next to the torii
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On the Nakasendo in Takamiya
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Kamiko Memorial
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Kamiko Memorial has a piece of Haiku poet Basho's paper garment (his raincoat) buried here. 紙子塚
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Waki Honjin on the right.
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Site of the Waki Honjin on the right. 旧脇本陣
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Fureai no Yakata, a gift shop (closed)
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Lantern with Nakasendo Takamiya-juku written.
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Nakasendo sign
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Nakasendo Road in Takamiya, near the Honjin (left) and Enshoji Temple (right).
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Gate of the Honjin, the town's most exclusive lodge. The Honjin is gone, and only the gate remains.
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A private house sits on the Honjin site.
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Gate to Enshoji temple, established in 1498. It belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji Sect. 円照寺
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Enshoji temple was also where Emperor Meiji once stayed.
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Stone marker indicating that Emperor Meiji stayed here.
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Path to Enshoji temple's main hall.
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Enshoji temple in Takamiya-juku, Hikone.
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On the right is a pine tree. A similar pine tree before this one was here when Emperor Meiji stayed over. An Imperial official told the temple to cut down the pine tree because it was a hindrance to the Emperor entering the temple.
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The priest refused to cut down the pine tree. Turns out that Emperor Meiji did not mind walking around the tree to enter the temple.
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View from the main hall of Enshoji.
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View from the main hall of Enshoji.
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Main hall of Enshoji.
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Takamiya temple
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Gate to Takamiya temple
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Takamiya temple's Hondo main hall 高宮寺
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Takamiya temple
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Site of Takamiya Castle, now the Takamiya Primary School.
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Marker for Takamiya Castle
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An outdoor tent art show.
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The art theme was "Lake Biwa: Life-giving Water." The show was from June 1 to July 20, 2008.
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"Lake Biwa: Life-giving Water"
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Lake Biwa fishes
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徳性寺
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The tent art was 170 meters long on the same road, stretching from the temple to Takamiya Primary School.
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Baikamo flowers of Samegai.
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Created by Ibuki High School's art dept.
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Various high schools in Shiga, mainly from Hikone, participated in the tent exhibition.
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Takamiya Primary School 高宮小学校
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This road near the primary school is dubbed "Road for Greetings" (Aisatsu no Doro). I walked on this road and passed by a few kids, but received no hellos from them...
 
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