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The Tōkaidō road. Photograph by Felice Beato, 1865.

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.

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