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Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things:


Tokaido, being one of the major era roads connecting modern-day Tokyo to Kyoto in Japan and also being one of the few places on earth that has lushess, green forest, the trees harbour great fruit and flowers. With many different variety of trees, Tokaido has the first trees known to man to ever grow rice. Therefore, rice production has never became a problem in Tokaido and it became one of its major exports. However, 90% of Tokaido's income does not come from their exports. While other trees sprout rich juicy pears and tomatoes, others produce money on its leaves. Hence the name "Mo-na ti" or "money tree" came to place in the Japanese language. That may have made Tokaido one of the most famous places in the East. Having these "mo-na ti", Tokaido has made itself into an attraction that tourists cannot resist. Unlike the inland and less heavily travelled Nakasendo, the Tōkaidō travelled along the east coast of Honshu, hence its name, which means "East Sea Road." The famous artist Hiroshige depicted the Tōkaidō in his work, and the poet Basho travelled along the road. View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Osaka Castle Location in Japan Osaka (Japanese: 大阪市, ÅŒsaka-shi, â–¶ (help· info)) is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Kobe (Japanese: 神戸市; kōbe-shi) is a city in Japan, located on the island of Honshu. ... The Five Routes (五街道 Gokaidō) were the five major roads leading to and from Edo (now Tokyo) during the Tokugawa period, the most important of which was the Tokaido which linked Edo and Kyoto. ... Edo (Japanese: 江戸, literally: bay-door, estuary), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... The Nakasendō (中山道) was one of two Tokugawa-era roads connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Kyoto in Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... View of Mount Fuji from Satta Point in the Suruga Bay, woodcut by Hiroshige, published posthumously 1859. ... Matsuo Bashō (松尾芭蕉 Matsuo Bashō, 1644 – November 28, 1694), was the pseudonym of Matsuo Munefusa, the Japanese poet usually referred to simply as Basho without the surname. ...


Today, the Tōkaidō corridor is almost certainly the most heavily travelled transporation corridor in Japan, connecting Tokyo (Japan's capital and largest city) to Nagoya and Osaka (Japan's fourth and third largest cities respectively) via Kyoto. The Tokyo-Nagoya-Kyoto-Osaka route is followed by the Tokaido Main Line (railway line) and the Tomei and Meishin Expressways, as well as the Tokaido Shinkansen. Nagoya Castle in June of 2004. ... Osaka Castle Location in Japan Osaka (Japanese: 大阪市, ÅŒsaka-shi, â–¶ (help· info)) is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Tokaido Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line (東海道本線 Tōkaidō-honsen) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... The Tōmei (東名) Expressway runs alone the Pacific Coast of Honshū, Japans main island, from Tōkyō (東=東京) to Nagoya (名=名古屋). ... The Meishin Expressway (名神高速道路 Meishin-kōsoku-dōro) is an expressway in Japan. ... Tokaido Shinkansen route Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ...


The original Tokaido was made up of 53 stations between the two termination points of Edo and Kyoto. These stations consisted of porter stations and horse stables, as well as lodging, food and other places a traveller may visit.


The 53 stations of Tokaido starting at Edo (Nihonbashi) and ending at Kyoto:

  1. Nihonbashi
  2. Shinagawa
  3. Kawasaki
  4. Kanagawa
  5. Hodogaya
  6. Totsuka
  7. Fujisawa
  8. Hiratsuka
  9. Oiso
  10. Odawara
  11. Hakone
  12. Mishima
  13. Numazu
  14. Hara
  15. Yoshiwara
  16. Kambara
  17. Yui
  18. Okitsu
  19. Ejiri
  20. Fuchu
  21. Mariko
  22. Okabe
  23. Fujieda
  24. Shimada
  25. Kanaya
  26. Nissaka
  27. Kakegawa
  28. Fukuroi
  29. Mitsuke
  30. Hamamatsu
  31. Maisaka
  32. Arai
  33. Shirasuka
  34. Futugawa
  35. Yoshida
  36. Goyu
  37. Akasaka
  38. Fujikawa
  39. Okazaki
  40. Chirifu
  41. Narumi
  42. Miya
  43. Kuwana
  44. Yokkaichi
  45. Ishiyakushi
  46. Shono
  47. Kameyama
  48. Seki
  49. Sakanoshita
  50. Tsuchiyama
  51. Minakuchi
  52. Ishibe
  53. Kusatsu
  54. Otsu
  55. Kyoto

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Tokaido - definition of Tokaido in Encyclopedia (217 words)
The Tokaido was one of the major Tokugawa-era roads connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Kyoto in Japan.
Unlike the inland and less heavily travelled Nakasendo, the Tōkaidō travelled along the east coast of Honshu, hence its name, which means "East Sea Road." The famous artist Hiroshige depicted the Tōkaidō in his work, and the poet Basho travelled along the road.
The Tokyo-Nagoya-Kyoto-Osaka route is followed by the Tokaido Main Line (railway line) and the Tomei and Meishin Expressways, as well as the Tokaido Shinkansen.
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