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Explore historical places in Tokaido Shukuba-machi Post Towns: Oiso-shuku Post Town course

Shonan Area 4h

Nine shuku (post station) were set along the old Tokaido thoroughfare within Kanagawa Prefecture; they were located in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Hodogaya, Totsuka, Fujisawa, Hiratsuka, Oiso, Odawara, and Hakone. This tour explores some of the shuku-related historical sites in Oiso Shuku, the 8th post station in the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

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Kesho-zaka Matsu-namiki(Kesho hill lined with pine trees)

This is the spot where the scenery from the woodblock print "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: Ooiso Toraga-ame" by Utagawa Hiroshige the first is said to have been viewed. In this masterpiece, the Tokaido Road is lined with pine trees in the rain; it was drawn to depict the tears of a broken-hearted woman, Tora, who longed for her dead lover.

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Kesho Ido Well

Soga Monogatari is the epic tale of two brothers, Soga Juro and Soga Goro, written during the Kamakura period. It was based on the incident 'Revenge of Soga Brothers,' in which two brothers avenged their murdered father. It is known as one of the three greatest revenge stories in Japan. Torajo, the heroine of the story, was believed to live in Ooiso, and legend says that she used this w...

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Shigitatsuan

Despite being located next to a national highway, it has a very peaceful Japanese atmosphere. This dojo has been here since a very long time as a training place for Haiku.

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