During the Edo period, Ouchi-juku prospered as a lodging town along the Aizunishi-kaido Road. The area has rows of more than 40 houses with thatched roofs, leaving the atmosphere of the former mountain village intact. Currently, private houses in Ouchi-juku are restaurants and souvenir shops.
Ouchi-juku is crowded especially in seasons of fresh greenery and autumn leaves. On July 2nd every year, the “Hange festival” is held where you can see lines of people dressed in period costumes.
- 9:00–to 16:30 (Ouchi-juku Townscape Museum)
- N/A (Ouchi-juku Townscape Museum)
- High school students and older: 250yen, Elementary school and junior high school students: 150yen (Ouchi-juku Townscape Museum)
- 25 minutes by Aizu Railway from JR Aizuwakamatsu Station. Get off at Yunokami-onsen Station. Take a bus or taxi from the station (10 minutes).
- Yamamoto, Ouchi, Shimogo Town, Fukushima Prefecture