Unno juku post town (海野宿) is located in Tomi city in East Nagano area. This place was a post town of Hokkoku Kaido (Japanese Edo era’s public old road between Edo to Kanazawa). Even now, Unno-juku is constructed by about 100 buildings. In addition, this road is elected as a Top 100 Japanese Road. Usually Nagano’s famous and historic old road is gathered a lot of tourists. However there are not many tourists in Unno Juku. If you want to take a picture which is only traditional houces and landscape, Unno Juku is one of the best place in Nagano.
|ADDRESS||845 Motounno, Tomi, Nagano|
※ In this place, the parking lot is partially unavailable due to the typhoon.
ACCESS FROM TOKYO TO UNNO JUKU POST TOWN
From The Nearest Station to Unno Juku
Tanaka Station (Shinano Railway)
Access from Haneda Airport to Unno Juku
1, Approximately 20 minutes, Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hamamatucho Station (490 yen/ Tokyo-Monorail Local)
2, Approximately 7 minutes, Hamamatucho Station to Tokyo Station (160 yen/ Keihintohoku Line Local)
3, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Ueda Station (6,470 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)
4, Approximately 10 minutes, Ueda Station to Tanaka Station (240 yen/ Shinano Railway)
Access from Narita Airport to Unno Juku
1, Approximately 1 hour, Narita Airport International Terminal 1 to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit (1,000 yen/ Narita-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus)
2, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Ueda Station (6,470 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)
3, Approximately 10 minutes, Ueda Station to Tanaka Station (240 yen/ Shinano Railway)
UNNO JUKU TOWN MAP
UNNO JUKU TRIP ADVISOR
POINT TO ENJOY UNNO JUKU POST TOWN OLD STREET
Unno juku old town’s special guide
There is the special guide service by residents who is well-informed history, culture, and architecture of Unno-juku. You need to apply until 10 days ago when you visit this place. The guide fee is 2000 yen. The guided tour about 1 hour 30 minutes. If you are interested in this guide, please look below the site.
Restaurant in Unno juku old town
We want to recommend to Fukushima-ya (福嶋屋) that is Soba restaurant in Unno juku old town. Actually, there are not many restaurants in Unno Juku, so tourists have trouble where to eat lunch. Of course, we think some cafe is a good choice. However if you want to eat Japanese and Nagano’s traditional dishes, you should go Fukushima-ya. Fukushima-ya is located in near the Shiratori Shrine.
The above picture is the most popular menu at Fukushima-ya. This is a set menu that Soba and a walnut’s rice ball. Walnut is a special local product in Tomi city. The rice ball is a little bit of sweet taste. And there is an original pickle in this menu. These pickles are made by organically produced vegetables which are grown by the restaurant’s owner.
Let’s go Unno juku Museum
Unno Juku Museum (海野宿歴史民俗資料館) is that visitor can know Unno Juku’s history and culture. There is a near Shiratori Shrine. Entrance fee is Adult 200yen! You can look around about 30 minutes. The point is to enjoy this museum that almost all exhibits were carefully stored by residents who live in Unno Juku.
POINTS TO BE CAREFUL OF UNNO JUKU POST TOWN OLD STREET
Unno juku post town is a little bit far from the nearest station that is Tanaka Station. Probably, you need to walk over 20 minutes from the station to post town. Tanaka Station is Shinano Railway’s station. There aren’t many trains on this railway, about one per hour. A visitor should check the time schedule.
Unfortunately, Unno Juku doesn’t have sunshade spots. So especially summer season is really hot when walking. And there is not the store which can buy a drink. So we recommended that you prepare a drink and have a parasol and towel before visiting.