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Explore Historical Sites in Hiratsuka

Shonan Area Full day 1

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 such as the "Stone Monument (tsuka) of Hiratsuka", which is the legendary origin of the name "Hiratsuka", and other historical sites in Hiratsuka Shuku, the 7th post station in the 53 Stations of the Tokaido.

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Okiku-zuka Tomb

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The tomb of Okiku stands silently in the corner of Beniya-cho Park in Hiratsuka city. Okiku is a tragic heroine in "Bancho Sara Yashiki," a famous ghost story from...

Edo Mitsuke at Hiratsuka-juku

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Hiratsuka-shuku (post station) used to stretch 1km along the former Tokaido Road between "Edo-mitsuke (sentry station)", the gateway on Edo side, and "Kyogata-mitsuke'...

Hiratsuka-juku Wakihonjin Ruins

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In the Edo period, "honjin" inns were used to accommodate shogunate officials and feudal lords. This particular inn served as a lodging house called "Waki-Honjin,"...

Hiratsuka-juku Kousatsuba

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Kousatsu-jo was a place where the most basic laws and regulations decreed by shogunate or feudal lords were posted on a bulletin board, which was set in each shukuba...

Hiratsuka-juku Honjin Historic Ruins

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Honjin was a high-class inn set up in each post town (shukuba-machi) on the Tokaido Road during the Edo period; daimyo on the way to and from Edo (Tokyo) as well...

Hiratsuka-juku Kyogata Mitsuke

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This is the spot where the scenery from the woodblock print "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: Hiratsuka Nawate-michi " by Utagawa Hiroshige the First is said...

Mound (tsuka) of Hiratsuka

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The Stone Monument of Hiratsuka stands in the Hiratsuka Mound Green Park, which is located a short distance from the former Tokaido Road. One theory claims this...

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