Former Tokaido Ishibe-Juku
Former Tokaido Ishibe-juku is a road that runs as straight as a ruler from an area that is a short walk from the JR Ishibe Station.
There used to be 458 houses, including two honjin (an officially designated inn for feudal lords called daimyo) and 32 inns, lined up along both sides of the road over a length of about 1.6 km.
At present, only the site of honjin and the site of kosatsu (street bulletin board) remain.
Nevertheless, you can feel an atmosphere of the old inn town.
It’s a good idea to take a stroll on the road and think about old-time travelers who might have taken off their shoes around there and relieved the weariness of their journey.