It is a historic post-town which flourished and the oldest in the Kiso valley. The width of the road is wider than other post towns. There are distinct slopes, Old stone building surrounds and waterway flowing throughout the town, all the remnants of the past. Flower pickles have been a well known as the specialty of the town since the Edo period.
Its springs of water have been bubbling up there since early times. There are also many springs around the town that can be seen pouring into carved out logs. These water places are continuing to be maintained by the residents.
Nearest station： Suhara Station, on the JR Tokai Chuo line
Location: Okuwa Village, Kiso District, Nagano