Walking on Drift Ice
Long ago this was an important post town between Wakasa and Kyoto, and the ruins of the magistrate's office, guard house, and store house can still be seen today. The streets are lined with old irrigation channels, and have a historic atmosphere. Historical documents and personal diaries from between the Toyotomi period and the end of the feudal era are also preserved here. Kumagawa-juku is designated an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and the townscape retains echoes of its former prosperity.
Address: Kumagawa, Wakasa, Mikata-kaminaka, Fukui Prefecture
20 minutes by car from Obama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway