World of Hokusai&Hiroshige

Shonan Area 16h45m

This is a course to explore places where Katsushika Hokusai and Andou Hiroshige spent time. (Hokususai and Hiroshige represent Japanese arts of the Edo period, and thier works have earned great popularity among people outside Japan. Throughout the 3 day trip, You can go all across Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka and enjoy the landscapes that Hokusai and Hiroshige drew and also visit museums where you can see thier works.

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Nihonbashi was once the starting point of five main roads that ran through and across Japan and prospered as the center of Edo, the present-day Tokyo. Nihonbashi still has an old and traditional Japan's feel to it while continues to develop as a modern town. One of its charms is an easy access from Tokyo station; it only takes less than 10-minute walk to get to Nihonbashi.

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum opened in March 1993 as a space to reflect on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo and envision the city and life of the future. Housed in a unique building modeled after an elevated-floor type warehouse, the museum has been a landmark and popular tourist attraction in Tokyo since its opening. The permanent exhibition, showcasing original objec...

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The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Katsushika Hokusai, a world-renowned ukiyo-e artist, was born in Honjo-Wari-Gesui (presently the Kamezawa area in Sumida Ward, Tokyo) in 1760 and spent almost his entire 90 years of life in Sumida Ward where he created a large number of masterpieces. In honor of this outstanding artist whom many local citizens are truly proud of, the Sumida Ward opened the Sumida Hokusai Museum as a base to inv...

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Reservation Required:The predecessor of the Tanaka family is depicted in Utagawa Hiroshige's ukiyo-e. Tanakaya has been loved by many celebrities including Hirofumi Ito, Soseki Natsume, and statesman of the Meiji period, Soseki Natsume. Being introduced by Katsu Kaishu, Ryoma Sakamoto's wife, Oryo, worked here.

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Miyagawa Kozan - Makuzu Ware Museum

The first Miyagawa Kozan built his atelier in Yokohama in 1871 (Meiji 4). His Makuzu ware drew high praise in World Expositions and many of his works were shipped abroad. “Makuzu ware” was loved across the world. The museum exhibits a lot of Makuzu ware masterpieces that had returned to Japan from France, Britain, and the States in recent years. The exhibition also displays changes ...

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Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum

Fujisawa Municipal Ukiyo-e Museum holds an exhibition of Tokaido Fujisawa station and Enoshima Ukiyo-e and other local artifacts. In Edo era Tokaido Fujisawa station was set here. Main temple " Jishu-Souhonzan Shoujyoukouji" was built in Fujisawa about 700 years ago that makes Fujisawa forefront for the visitors to Enoshima and Oyama in Edo era. Based on the landscapes and folklores i...

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Okada Museum of Art

The museum was built on the former site (about 6,300㎡) of the Kaikatei Hotel, a hotel for Westerners of the Meiji period. The total floor space of the 5 story building is about 7,700㎡ and the exhibition area is about 5,000㎡. Ancient and modern art, centered around Japan, China, and Korea, that were collected by Kazuo Okada, honorary director, are on exhibition at the large venue.

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Hakone Checkpoint

The current Hakone Checkpoint was rebuilt based on the “Report of the Restoration of Sōsyu Hakone Checkpoint in 1865” discovered in 1983, as well as in accordance with findings from excavation and research around the site, and has been open to the public since April 2007. Along with the restoration of the checkpoint buildings, including the main guardhouse, the senior guard lounge, and the f...

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Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

Tokaido Hiroshige Museum opened in 1994 in Yui-honjin Park, which used to be the central area of the Tokaido post-town "Yui-juku". This is the first art museum in Japan to take the name of the famous Edo period Ukiyoe artist, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). The museum's collection of over 1,400 artworks include Hiroshige's prominent Tokaido series and his later masterpiece "Meisho Edo Hyakkei (O...

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