Narai-Juku (奈良井宿) is Japanese traditional townscape. Samurai period〔Edo (Tokyo〕 era 1603-1868), this area was one of the main ways (this way was called Nakasendo) to transport from Kyoto to Edo（Tokyo）. We can look a state of remaining Japanese traditional townscape and feel a histrical atmosphere.
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NARAI-JUKU IN SHIOJIRI NAGANO PREFECTURE MAP
ACCESS FROM TOKYO TO NARAI-JUKU FROM
From the nearest station
Approximately 3 minutes’ walk from Narai Station (Chuo Line Local).
Access from Haneda Airport
1, Approximately 40 minutes, Haneda Airport No. 1 terminal to Shinjuku Station West Exit (1,230~2,000 yen/ Haneda-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus towards Hyatt Regency Tokyo)
2, Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Shiojiri Station (5,310 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa towards Matsumoto)
3, Approximately 23 minutes, Shiojiri Station to Naraijuku Station (410 yen/ Chuo Line Local towards Nakatsugawa)
Access from Narita Airport
1, Approximately 35 minutes, Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station to Nippori Station (2,470 yen/ Skyliner Toll Limited Express Skyliner)
2, Approximately 20 minutes, Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station (200 yen/ Yamanote Line Local towards For Ikebukuro / Shinjuku (Counter-Clockwise))
3, Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, Shinjuku Station to Shiojiri Station (5,310 yen/ Chuo Line-Limited Express Limited Express Azusa towards Matsumoto)
4, Approximately 23 minutes, Shiojiri Station to Naraijuku Station (410 yen/ Chuo Line Local towards Nakatsugawa)
NARAI-JUKU OLD TOWN TRIPADVISOR
POINT TO ENJOY NARAI-JUKU
Shizume Shrine at a southernmost tip of Narai-Juku
There is “Shizume Shrine” at a southernmost tip of Narai-Juku. Shizume Shrine was built to guard against a plague, fire earthquake and much more.
It is famous that Narai-Juku’s lacquerware (漆器). There is some Lacquer were shops. You don’t forget to take coins and paper money, the probability that you can’t use a credit card at old shops is high.
Narai-juku Restaurant, food
There are some cool cafes in Narai-juku old street. Recently, some vacant houses are located in Narai-juku. It is influenced that there have decreasing young people in the countryside in Japan. However, one part of young people try to DIY and to re-built to cool cafe and community space.
There are some soba restaurants in Narai-juku old street. Nagano prefecture is famous soba area in Japan.
BE CAREFUL OF NARAI-JUKU
Narai-Juku winter season
If you will visit in the winter, you must wear a coat. Because this area record -10℃ in the morning. And the scall of townscape is about 1 km, I recommend you keep in mind not to warm your body.