A Timeslip Back to the Edo Period—Ouchi-juku
Hand-picked must-see areas! Scenic spots in Japan that you can experience with 360 degree panoramic images
There are must-see landscapes you have to visit while your stay in Japan. We will introduce the most amazing scenic spots around Japan, such as breathtakingly beautiful seasonal scenery, romantic and mystical night view, spectacular scenery where you can feel the magnificence of nature. We will guide you to each spot with 360 degree panoramic VR video making you feel as if you’re really at the site.
In the Edo Period (1603–1868), sites that served as way stations on major roads that samurai and travelers traversed on foot were referred to shukubas. These locations served as not only lodgings and rest places for travelers but also storage sites for luggage brought from neighboring shukubas. As the flow of goods increased, the number of merchants and artisans who lived at these shukubas increased, and they grew into cities. Throughout Japan, there are numerous cities that developed from shukubas, but Ouchi-juku is a rare one that retains the atmosphere and city streets of an Edo Period shukuba. With the first step that visitors take into the town, they enter a foreign atmosphere. There are more than thirty houses with thatched roofs, and the area bustles just like when it was a shukuba. Visitors can enjoy one building after another as each one provides something different—a local dishes that can only be tasted here, sweets visitors can enjoy while taking a break in front of building, or individually made craftworks by artisans. The town makes it possible to experience the atmosphere of the Edo Period