Tōkaidō (region) facts for kids
The Tōkaidō (東海道) is a Japanese term for both an ancient division of the country and the main road running through the region.
Tōkaidō was one of the main circuits of the Gokishichidō system. It was first established during the Asuka period. Over centuries, the government functions of the Gokishichido became less important. However, the traditional eight regions, including Tōkaidō, remained cultural markers.
The ancient Tōkaidō road was improved and widened in 1604.
It is a geographic region which has 15 ancient provinces, including
- Awa Province
- Hitachi Province
- Iga Province
- Ise Province
- Izu Province
- Kai Province
- Kazusa Province
- Mikawa Province
- Musashi Province
- Owari Province
- Sagami Province
- Shima Province
- Shimōsa Province
- Suruga Province
- Tōtōmi Province
Route 15 follows the route of the old Tōkaidō between Tōkyō and Yokohama
In Spanish: Tōkaidō (región) para niños
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