2010年06月13日

The Hakone Suginamiki, the road lined with cedar trees, which extends on the part of the old Tokaido Highway called Hakone-hachiri was developed early in the 17th century,at the beginning of the Edo period.

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The old Tokaido Highway connecting Edo to Kyoto, the Shogun's capital and the Emperor's seat respectively, was the most important road among the main five highways in Japan developed by the Tokugawa Shogun's government about 400 years ago. Hakone-hachiri, the specific name of the steepest part of the whole distance of the Highway between Odawara and Mishima, imposed difficulty in walking, accordingly the government of the day planted the cedar trees to provide the pleasant shade for the travelers in addition they paved the road with even stones. THe number of these cedar trees still remain today is estimated about four hundreds.

Licensed tour gude/travel assistant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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