JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.


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Road marker. Established in 1642, Moriyama-juku was the sixty-seventh of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns on the Nakasendo Road. It is the eighth Nakasendo station in Shiga (following Musa-juku in Omi-Hachiman).
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Road marker. Go right for the Nakasendo Road. MAP
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Rear of road marker
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Marker for the Kabuto-ya inn
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Old Nakasendo Road and Dobashi Bridge. Supposedly, this is the bridge from where Hiroshige drew his print of Moriyama-juku.
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Dobashi Bridge
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Tomon-in temple built by Buddhist Priest Saicho (Dengyo Daishi) to protect his Enryakuji temple on Mt. Hiei from demons from the east. 東門院
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Kaeru frog to wish you a safe return. 東門院
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樹下神社
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Stone for safe childbirth
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Tenmangu Shrine
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Tenmangu Shrine
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Moriyama-juku (68th post town on the Nakasendo) from his Kisokaido series. Tea houses in spring.
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Unoke is the former home of the late Prime Minister Uno Sosuke. Now owned by the city, it has been renovated as an exhibition space and restaurant/cafe.
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