A fine spot in Shimogo-machi, located to...

Aizu Ashinomaki Onsen Tourism Association

Aizu Ashinomaki Onsen Tourism Association

Ouchijuku

A fine spot in Shimogo-machi, located to the south of Aizuwakamatsu City.

Ouchijuku was once a prosperous post town located along the west Aizu Highway, a main road running from Aizuwakamatsu to Imaizumi City in Tochigi Prefecture.

The traditional post town has been preserved by the residents, and continues to thrive.

The atmosphere of an Edo period post town has been preserved here.  Thatch-roofed houses built hundreds of years ago still line the street, creating a reflection of the past.

In 1981, Ouchijuku was designated a National Preserved Traditional Structure.