Japan Travel Tokaido
The Tokaido is the most famous main road in Japan. It connects Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto. We will give you the information about the select areas around the Tokaido Corridor introducing hotels, ryokans and restaurants nearby.
Mt. Fuji and cherry blossom
The Tokaido is Japan's main artery. There are several international airports in this area, and you can take the Shinkansen (bullet train), and go through the Toumei and the Meishin Expressway by car or bus for business or for pleasure. Then, this area has the lure of big cities, the popular spa (hot spring) resorts, the scenic spots of Mount Fuji, and the places famous for beautiful cherry blossom.
The Tokaido is not only attractive for tourists, but politically and economically
important for Japan.
This route has a long history. In the Edo period (the 17th century), the Tokugawa Shogunate required each Daimyo (feudal lord) to assign to Edo, the Shogunate capital and now it's called Tokyo, and live there every other year. Then, the Tokugawa Shogunate developed the Tokaido and established 53 post stations because the Daimyo's procession had to travel between Edo and his domain frequently. Besides, the Shogun's procession or other official travelers also passed on this route and spent a lot of money. As a result, the Tokaido and post stations were prospered by their travels and contributed to the stability of the Shogunate and the cultural exchange in Japan. The woodblock prints such as "The Fifty-Three Station of The Tokaido" by Utagawa Hiroshige or "The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji" by Katsushika Hokusai depict the landscape of the Tokaido in the Edo period, and they are well-known all over the world.
Another attractive feature of this area is local specialities. Japanese cuisine is very popular among the health-conscious people in the world. According to statistics, Japan has been the country that tops the longevity list. One of the main reasons is because Japanese food is nutriceutical, low calorie, and good for our health. We'd like you to enjoy Japanese dishes from season to season.
If you travel to the Tokaido, you can enjoy the digest of Japan.
Please have a nice stay.