The modern postal service in Japan started in 1870 and the first post office was opened in Tokyo in the following year. Uji-Yamada Post Office, built in the city famous for the Ise Shrine, was one of the typical local headoffices of the late Meiji period. Two office blocks are connected by a domed hall and a pair of small towers on both sides. It is a Stick style building, with its painted siding and sticks, and the roofs are covered with copper plates. Dismantled in 1967 and rebuilt here in 1969, it is now the Meiji-Mura Post Office and visitors can send cards and letters from here. It was designated as an ‘Important Cultural Property’ in 1999.


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