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Hiroshige's print of Ōtsu-juku, part of the Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series
Ōtsu-juku in the 1830s, as depicted by Hiroshige in The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

Ōtsu-juku (大津宿, Ōtsu-juku) was the last of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō, as well as the last of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It was 14 km (9 mi) from the previous post town, Kusatsu-juku,[1] and was located in Ōmi Province, it is currently located in the present-day city of Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.


Ōtsu-juku was a rather large post town, with approximately 350 homes, two honjin, a secondary honjin and 71 inns for other travelers.[1]

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō & Tōkaidō
Kusatsu-juku - Ōtsu-juku - Sanjō Ōhashi
Ōsaka Kaidō (extended Tōkaidō)
Kusatsu-juku - Ōtsu-juku - Fushimi-juku


Media related to Ōtsu-juku at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b Tōkaidō 53: Ōtsu-juku. Kōhei Wada. Accessed July 17, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°00′21.5″N 135°51′41.1″E / 35.005972°N 135.861417°E / 35.005972; 135.861417