Tokaido Road, Japan

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Tokaido Road


Tokaido Road (Tokyo, Hakone, & Kyoto)

The Tokaido road, which roughly means “eastern sea route,” was the most important of the Five Routes of the Edo period in Japan, connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Unlike the inland and less heavily traveled Nakasendo, the Tōkaidō traveled along the sea coast of eastern Honshu, hence the route’s name.