Great Walks of Japan - Introduction to the Tokaido Way

The 492 kilometre Tokaido Highway is an ancient road linking Tokyo and Kyoto. It departs Nihonbashi Bridge in central Tokyo and terminates at the Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto. The Tokaido hugs the Pacific coastline of Honshu, the main island of Japan. This area is also the cultural heartland of Japan. This course is an introduction to the great history of the road and also explores sections of the route which have been restored as contemporary hiking trails. This is a general discussion with neither maps nor advice on way-finding on the trail provided.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • History of the Tokaido
  • History of Sankin Kotai (alternate attendance)
  • History of travel by commoners
  • The infrastructure of the Highway (post-towns, inns, travel documents and guides)
  • Sections of the highway available for use as hiking trails.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history of the Tokaido and be able to walk for short sections of the trail with an eye for and understanding of this history.
$39 Limited / $35

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