Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ride along the Old Tokaido

The Old Tokaido Road was the heavily travelled walkway connecting Edo(Tokyo) to Kyoto during the Tokugawa Period. Yesterday, I took the Dahon out for a spin along the famous old highway from Kanagawa to Hodogaya. 

All along the old road are temples, shrines, old cemetaries and other remnants of the past.  This shrine is just across the street from a bustling business center, but you`d never know it once iside the grounds.

There are many historical markers and signs all along the route.  

Part of the old Tokaido is now an interesting shopping street - Matsubara.

Time to head home!

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