Ōiso, Kanagawa

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Ōiso (大磯町, Ōiso-machi) is a Japanese town in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

History[change | change source]

Ōiso — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Ōiso-juku was 8th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Ōiso is on the coastline of Sagami Bay.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.

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Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 139°18′46″E / 35.30861°N 139.31278°E / 35.30861; 139.31278