Old Village, past lodgings for travelers

by Hiroyuki

A remote village named Oouchijyuku

Old Village, past lodgings for travelers

5 years ago, I went to a old remote village named Oouchijyuku in the southwestern part of Fukushima prefecture. The center street in the village is lined with old thatched-roof houses which include Soba restaurants, souvenior shops and so on. While walking, eating and relaxing, I immersed myself in samurai movie-like setting. Although this place is rather incovenient to reach, it is worth visiting. Spending a few hours in the village is sure to be memorable in a trip to Japan. However, in holiday seasons such as Obon in the mid-August and Golden week from Apr. 29 to May 5, the road to this place is very crowded because it has become a popular tourist spot. Furthermore, in winter, as the area around here has extremely heavy snowfalls, it is difficult to access there. It still has the atmosphere like off the beaten track. I recommend you visit such a place. Enjoy your trip to Japan!

The shop serving mainly Soba or buckwheat noodles

Old Village, past lodgings for travelers  


30 May 2017


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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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