The Tōkaidō (東海道, East Sea Road) was 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[change | change source]
The typical method of travel was by foot.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Traganeou, Jilly. 2004. The Tokaido Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan. London: RoutledgeCurzon. ISBN 978-0-415-31091-8
Other websites[change | change source]
- Walk the Tōkaidō
- PBS, Travel Tōkaidō
- Hiroshige, The Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido Road
- Kuniyoshi, The Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido Represented as Cats