It was in this building that the daimyō (domain lords) themselves would spend the night, although the building's architecture is more noteworthy than its exhibits. A combined ticket (adult/child ¥700/350) includes admission to Waki-honjin (Okuya) and Local History Museum, opposite.

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2. Tōson Kinenkan

3.79 MILES

Magome was the birthplace of author Shimazaki Tōson (1872–1943), whose work records the decline of two provincial Kiso families. This museum is devoted to…

3. Fukushima Checkpoint Site

19.78 MILES

This is a reconstruction of one of the most significant checkpoints on the Edo-period trunk roads. From its perch above the river valley, it's easy to see…

4. Nakamura House

29.22 MILES

This wonderfully preserved former merchant's house and garden looks as if it has stood still while time has marched on.