- Japanese: 宮宿 (Miya juku)
Miya-juku, the 41st station on the Tôkaidô highway, was located at Atsuta Shrine near Nagoya. It was also the junction point between the Tôkaidô and the Mino Road, a route which extended northward to connect with the Nakasendô at Tarui-juku (Tarui, Gifu prefecture).
The next Tôkaidô station to the east was Narumi-juku, in what is today Midori Ward, Nagoya City. Miya was linked to Kuwana-juku across Ise Bay to the west via the Shichiri no watashi ferryboat crossing. A shortcut known as the Saya kaidô allowed for a shorter (and thus safer) crossing.
The station was home to two honjin, known as the aka honjin (Red Honjin) and shiro honjin (White Honjin). In the 1830s-40s, the aka honjin was about 236 tsubo (800m2) in size, being about 16 ma wide by 21 ma deep. The proprietor of the aka honjin in each generation was known as Nanbu Shingozaemon; the lord of Nagoya granted him the privileges of wearing a sword and bearing a surname. In peak years, Miya-juku saw more travelers than many other shukuba, bringing in as much as 100-150 ryô per year.
The honjin burned down in World War II and have not been reconstructed.
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- Plaques on-site at the former site of the Aka Honjin, 909 Sukacho, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 456-0042.
- "Minoji." Sekai daihyakka jiten 世界大百科事典. Hitachi Solutions, 2012.
- Aisai-shi megurutto (愛西市めぐるっと) tourism pamphlet, Aisai City, Aichi prefecture.
- Miyamoto, Nihon no shuku, 178-179.
- Hirayama Toshijirô 平山敏治郎, "Nyûrai Ryûkyû ki" 入来琉球記, Minzoku gaku kenkyûsho kiyô 民俗学研究所紀要 3 (1978/12), 101, according to kafu of Shisan Tokashiki peechin Shinfu 渡嘉敷親雲上真冨 (Ma Gen’ei 麻元英).