Okazaki Off The Beaten Path

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    Okazaki 27-turn Walk

    by taigaa001 Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    Tracing 27-turn in Okazaki Post Station is one of the hardest challege for modern Tokaido hikers because the road today has changed so much with postwar urban zoning. With brand new signposts, however, you can easily trace about twenty of former Tokaido turns. Get a map(in Japanese) at Touring Information Office in Higashi Okazaki Station. OKAZAKI NIJUNANAMAGARI MAP is well-made. It will take more than one hour because you will be sure to get lost somewhere. If you get the right course you will be rewarded with the scenic spots in the photos for the review. It is like solving a maze and an exciting way to explore the town of Okazaki.

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    Doune Okan

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 29, 2011

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    Follow this roadsign
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    Doune Okan is an old minor highway starting from Higashi Park. Doune Okan route is often used for local people for brisk walking or jogging between Higashi Park and Okazaki Chuo Sogo Park which has a nice museum. Oroike, a pond with beautiful mirror reflection of barren trees on the pond is one of the popular destination among local walkers. To get to Oroike and back from Higashi Park takes about one hour. Near Oroike the road is divided with three ways. Doune Okan is the right road and from there the road is getting more and more like a mountain trail.

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    Walking Around Mishima Shrine

    by taigaa001 Updated Nov 18, 2013

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    Built by the Fourth Lord of Okazaki Domain
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    Mishima Shrine, located southwest of Okazaki Castle main keep was founded in 1658 and its main hall was built in 1706 by Tadayuki Mizuno, fourth lord of Okazaki Castle who later became a rouju(elder) counselor supporting Eighth Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa. The shrine is close to the ferry where you can have a nice view of the castle keep. From Mishima Shrine you can have a nice walk along the river.

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    From 27-turn start to Higashi Park

    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 1, 2011
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    Higashi Park is only 20 minutes on foot from the eastern start of 27-turn. After reaching the Kabukimon gate, go along the narrower road and about a few minutes walk you will see the belltower gate of Hokoji Temple, a landmark for Tokaido hikers. Turn left at the corner of the temple to the uphill road, possibly the pathway to Yahashira Shrine where the burial mound of Lady Tsukiyama is located. Lady Tsukiyama, the first wife of Iyeyasu Tokugawa, was ordered to be executed by Iyeyasu for having plotted with his archenemy Takeda Clan. After passing the road running on the left side of the shrine and passing an elementary school, you will find the park.

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    Rows of Pines at Fujikawa

    by taigaa001 Written Nov 22, 2013
    One of the well-protected pine avenues in Tokaido
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    When Iyeyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of Edo Government established Tokaido Road with fifty three lodging stations in 1601, he also ordered the road be shaded by black pine trees. Today you can see only a few places to see such great rows of pines. In Fujikawa area you can enjoy the walk under pine trees about 700 meters.

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