Overview : The 53 stages of the Tokaido

Tokaido (Lit: East sea route) ,connecting with Edo from Kyoto, runs along the pacific coast. This route originally was set in Heian period (8th ? 11th century) but during Edo period, since Tokugawa opened Edo Shogunate, this route got more important than before and fifty-three stages were posted as a route of important distribution from Kyoto to Edo(Tokyo now) and also? for travelers.

Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858), one of the most famous Ukiyo-e Artists, depicted “The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido”and published but it has been still discussed whether he actually visited to each stages and drew it or he imitated some pictures because similar expressions could be seen prints which other people drew.

You can see the whole route with prints on Map.

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Tokyo

Start – Nihombashi

1 – Shinagawa-juku

Kanagawa

2 – Kawasaki-juku

3 – Kanagawa-juku

4 – Hodogaya-juku

5 – Totsuka-juku

6 – Fujisawa-shuku

7 – Hiratsuka-juku

8 – Oiso-juku

9 – Odawara-juku

10 – Hakone-juku

Shizuoka

11 – Mishima-juku

12 – Numazu-juku

13 – Hara-juku

14 – Yoshiwara-juku

15 – Kanabara-juku

16 – Yui-shuku

17 – Okitsu-juku

18 – Ejiri-juku

19 – Fuchu-shuku

20 – Mariko-juku

21 – Okabe-juku

22 – Fujieda-juku

23 – Shimada-juku

24 – Kanaya-juku

25 – Nissaka-shuku

26 – Kakegawa-juku

27 – Fukuroi-juku

28 – Mitsuke-juku

29 – Hamamatsu-juku

30 – Maisaka-juku

31 – Arai-juku

32 – Shirasuka-juku

Aichi

33 – Futagawa-juku

34 – Yoshida-juku

35 – Goyu-shuku

36 – Akasaka-juku

37 – Fujikawa-shuku

38 – Okazaki-shuku

39 – Chiryu-juku

40 – Narumi-juku

41 – Miya-juku

Mie

42 – Kuwana-juku

43 – Yokkaichi-juku

44 – Ishiyakushi-juku

45 – Shono-juku

46 – Kameyama-juku

47 – Seki-juku

48 – Sakashita-juku

Shiga

49 – Tsuchiyama-juku

50 – Minakuchi-juku

51 – Ishibe-juku

52 – Kusatsu-juku

53 – Otsu-juku

Kyoto

Final – Sanjo Ohashi

 

Map / Print

 

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