Kyukaido Ishidatami (Old Tokaido Highway)


Kyukaido Ishidatami (Old Tokaido Highway)

Kyukaido ishidatami (Old Tokaido Highway) is a road that was built and managed by the government as the "official road" during the Edo Period (1603-1868). It was formerly used as a road that connected Tokyo with Kyoto (Tokaido), and it was known as a difficult road with many steep slopes. It is said that it got paved because the mud that once covered it was shin-high. If you decide to explore Ishidatami, preserved and tended to today and take a walk from Hatajuku to Ashinoko under more than 400 grandiose trees along the road, you might be able to understand the hardships travelers had to endure during those times.



Kanagawa, Ashigarashimo, Hakone, Hatajuku [ Google Maps ]



Nearest Station

Hakone Tozan Bus Hakone Kyukaido-ishidatami (323)


Ride the Hakone Tozan bus (Line K) bound for Motohakoneko from Hakone Yumoto Station (OH51); get off at Kyukaido-ishidatami bus stop (323; 24 minutes); within a walking distance