Oouchi-juku (大内宿）was an important post town whose buildings served as shops, inns and restaurants for travellers.
Many buildings have been preserved as they were before the Meiji Restoration (1867) (明治維新）, and the area has been designated as an Imortant Preservation for Groups of Traditional Buildings.
The village is now a popular tourist attraction.
Oouchi post station
― Hidenori Hiruta