Tokaido Highway Suzukatoge Pass & Seki post town

【Video】Tokaido Highway Suzukatoge Pass & Seki post town

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In the Asuka period (592-710) last stage,Seki barrier station was prepared in the Seki area(Kameyama city) as an arm site of the main capital. Suzukatoge Pass had become a part of important route which connects the eastern part of Japan to the capital. Suzukatoge Pass was avoided for the steepness of a slope, or the badness of a climate condition, and the highway (Yamato-kaido) which passes along Iga from Yamato was used then. When the capital was moved from Nara to Kyoto in 794, Asuhamichi which crosses Suzuka-toge from Omi was fixed, and it was determined as national highway Tokaido. The Princess Saio's procession as a substitute of the Emperor who goes to Ise was also obliged to pass along this way.

When the Edo period came, Sakashita post-town and Seki post-town were put on the place which exceeded Suzuka-toge as an important base in Tokaido(From Kyoto to Tokyo). Toukaido Highway has branched with Yamato Highway on the west side in Seki post‐town. In Seki post-town, 200 or more town houses the late Edo period and in early stages of Meiji Era are existing even now, and many tourists are visiting.

Seki post-town Gion Summer festival is a traditional event which continues from the early stages of the Edo period(1603-1868). Four gorgeous floats march through Seki post-town. The rotation of the float called "Yataimawashi" can excite spectators every year.


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  • Mie Prefecture and the Shiga Prefecture boundary 

    Mie Prefecture and the Shiga Prefecture boundary

  • Kagami(mirror) Rock

    Kagami(mirror) Rock

  •  The drinking fountain of a horse

    The drinking fountain of a horse

  •  Basho poem monument

    Basho poem monument

  •  The stone pavement

    The stone pavement

  •  Katayama-jinjya shrine

    Katayama-jinjya shrine

  •  The birthplace stone monument of Suzuka style partisana pole sword

    The birthplace stone monument of Suzuka style partisana pole sword

  •   The stone wall of the remains of first Sakashita posting station

    The stone wall of the remains of first Sakashita posting station

  •  Katayama-jinjya shrine

    Katayama-jinjya shrine

  •  The approach to Katayama-jinjya shrine

    The approach to Katayama-jinjya shrine

  • Iwaya-kannon temple

    Iwaya-kannon temple

  •  The remains of the Komatsuya sub-headquarters

    The remains of the Komatsuya sub-headquarters

  •  Hoanji temple & the gate of Matsuya headquarters

    Hoanji temple & the gate of Matsuya headquarters

  • Marks of Umeya headquarters

    Marks of Umeya headquarters

  •  Marks of Otakeya headquarters

    Marks of Otakeya headquarters

  • Marks of Matsuya headquarters

    Marks of Matsuya headquarters

  • The Kutsukake town

    The Kutsukake town

  • The Kutsukake town

    The Kutsukake town

  • The marks of the milestone

    The marks of the milestone

  • Fude-sute mountain

    Fude-sute mountain

  •  The site of Fuji-no-chaya (teahouse)

    The site of Fuji-no-chaya (teahouse)

  • The west side forked road of Seki post station

    The west side forked road of Seki post station

  • Kannonin temple

    Kannonin temple

  • Shinjo areaa of Seki post station 

    Shinjo areaa of Seki post station

  • Jizoin temple

    Jizoin temple Hondo-National important cultural properties

  •  The bell tower-National important cultural properties

    The bell tower-National important cultural properties

  • Aisendo -National important cultural properties

    Aisendo -National important cultural properties

  • Nakamachi areaa of Seki post station

    Nakamachi areaa of Seki post station

  • The replica of Kosatsu (street bulletin board) 

    The replica of Kosatsu (street bulletin board)

  • Sekinoto-honpo(Japanese-style confectionary store)

    Sekinoto-honpo(Japanese-style confectionary store)

  • Tamaya library of historical records

    Tamaya library of historical records

  • The marks of Ito headquarters

    The marks of Ito headquarters

  • Hashizume family's residence

    Hashizume family's residence

  • The marks of Kawakita headquarters

    The marks of Kawakita headquarters

  • The marks of Seki toiyaba (administration office)

    The marks of Seki toiyaba (administration office)

  •  Tsuruya sub-headquarters

    Tsuruya sub-headquarters

  •  Seki-machinami museum

    Seki-machinami museum

  • Enme-ji temple and the gate of former headquarters

    Enme-ji temple and the gate of former headquarters

  •  Kaiun-ro and Shokaku-ro

    Kaiun-ro and Shokaku-ro

  • Seki-jinjya shrine

    Seki-jinjya shrine

  •  The site of Gochiso-ba(warm reception place)

    The site of Gochiso-ba(warm reception place)

  •   Kizaki-cho areaa of Seki post station 

    Kizaki-cho areaa of Seki post station

  •  The marks of Seki milestone

    The marks of Seki milestone

  • The east side forked road of Seki post station

    The east side forked road of Seki post station

Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

  • Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

    Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

  •  Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

    Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

  •  Yataimawashi

    Yataimawashi

  •  Four gorgeous  floats march through Seki post-town

    Four gorgeous floats march through Seki post-town

  •  Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

    Seki post-town Gion Summer festival

  •  Yataimawashi

    Yataimawashi

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