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Numazu (沼津市, Numazu-shi) is a Japanese city in Shizuoka Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

History[change | change source]

Numazu — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s
Hara — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Numazu-juku and Hara-juku was the 12th and 13th of 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2] Both Tōkaidō rest stops are within the boundaries of modern Numazu.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.

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