Honjin,an officially appointed inn for daimyo,in a post town
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A "honjin" (officially appointed inn) is a place of lodging for war lords, officials of the Shogunate and the aristocracy. The origin is derived from Ashikaga Yoshiaki, who raised a plaque at his lodging on the way to Kyoto. The characteristics are spacious grounds with a gate entrance and rooms in the upper tier. The honjin developed with the sankinkotai (warlord's alternate-year residence in Edo), and its managers were allowed to have last names and to wear swords.