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Historical Edo village.

This is a historical village in Fukushima that has the old style Japanese houses still intact. Some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Snow-covered Landscape is Pretty

Ōuchi-juku(大內宿) was an important post town along the Aizu West Road(会津西街道)in the Edo period which... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Thomas K
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a historical village in Fukushima that has the old style Japanese houses still intact. Some of them you can wander around in and others have been transformed into noodle shops and places that sell trinkets. At the top of the hill is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CapnKaos
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This quaint village has preserved their town as in old Japan. Streets are lined with shops. The river runs through the town. Hike up to the shrine for a beautiful view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hoai My W
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

An interesting place for foreigners to visit old Edo town. A bit off the track but interesting enough with its old structures and beautiful and cold running water. A little climb uphill gives a good overview of the whole place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lilianf838
Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you drive to Ouchijuku from above on the mountain road, you will first come to a restaurant that's just before the village. The restaurant has a large, gravel parking area. The car in front of us pulled into it and so we followed as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PA88
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This is an old post-town that once lay on the major highway that led to Nikko. Now, it is a tourist site and the thatched-roof houses are shops that sell all manner of souvenirs and handicrafts. There are also lots of small restaurants that sell...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Ōuchi-juku(大內宿) was an important post town along the Aizu West Road(会津西街道)in the Edo period which was once one of the main traffic lines. Nowadays, this village is famous for the traditional thatched-roof(茅葺屋根)houses cluster and is included into “The Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I love this place because it's quiet and peaceful and very nice people here this Village was kept very very well. It is a Japanese old traditional house. And in this place you all my many good local food here very delicious I have attached...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Guide Gift G
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Oouchijuku is a lodging village on the former Aizu West Kaidou (main road) that linked Aizu-wakamatsu to the Nikkou Kaidou leading to Edo. Oouchijuku was the third lodging village after leaving Aizu-wakamatsu. It is past the mountain pass of Oouchi, so the lodging village must...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Old village, preserved in its form -- shapes of buildings etc. but turned into a number of stores with local-souvenir-goods.... if you like folklore,,,, place is for you... I just walked around and... it was all that I needed....

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

If you have not been to a Japanese thatched village before you will likely enjoy the experience. If this is not your first then less so. Fairly small which means that more than a couple of tour buses swamps it and each of he old...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Travelling to Tohoku Region from Tokyo (8 Replies)
Hi there, My family ( 2 A + 2 C 11yrs & 9 yrs) would like to travel from Tokyo to Tohoku region and it will be our first time to this region. We are planning to visit from Dec 13 2018 to Dec 28 2018. Some of the cities/places we would like to visit are - Yamagata, Zao Fox Village, Ginza Onsen, Aomori, Hachinohe, Morioka, Sendai, Matsushima, Ouchijuku, Akita, Niigata, Sanriku Coast, Nagano and Nikko being our last stop (as the kids would like to visit Edo wonderland park close from 8 - 21...More
June 11, 2018|
Response fromyy3891|
Hi, I don’t have experience driving in the Tohoku region in December, but I just want to point out that the JR East Pass is actually valid for two weeks, with your choice of five traveling days. So if you were to headquarter yourself in a major city near the sites you wish to visit, or lose yourself in an onsen for a few days, it is not a bad option. The one recommendation I have for Tohoku that your itinerary did not mention is the city of Hiraizumi, which has been registered as a...More
1 week itinerary enough for both Tokyo + Kyoto? (1 Replies)
Mostly want to do scenic things and don't care much for shopping. Is Ouchijuku worth a day trip up there? Itinerary below. Mostly concerned with how to travel around everywhere? Should I just get the JR pass? Right now I can get a discount on a shinkasen round trip tokyo-kyoto for about 22,600 yen. but the jr pass is 38,880 yen. if i understand it correctly if i get the jr pass it cover me for my trips in tokyo via the yamanote line and will it also cover kyoto (fushimi inari)? however i...More
February 08, 2018|
Response fromCaroline W|
Hello We are thinking about taking a similar trip between Tokyo and Kyoto for a 1 week itinerary this November. How did your trip go? Was there anything you wished you changed or did? Any tips?