Tōkaidō (road) facts for kids
The Tōkaidō (東海道, East Sea Road) a major road in ancient Japan. It was one of five main roads during the Edo period. The route connected Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and Kyoto along the sea coast of eastern Honshū.
Traveling the Tōkaidō
There were fifty-three shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the road which connected Edo and Kyoto.
The typical method of travel was by foot.
- Traganeou, Jilly. 2004. The Tokaido Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan. London: RoutledgeCurzon. ISBN: 978-0-415-31091-8
- PBS, Travel Tōkaidō
- Hiroshige, The Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido Road
- Kuniyoshi, The Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido Represented as Cats
Images for kids
Nissaka Station, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tōkaidō gojūsan tsui . Collection Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (2005.25.7.26) Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
In Spanish: Carretera Tōkaidō para niños
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