Kanaya Off The Beaten Path

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    Ochazukushi Trail

    by taigaa001 Written Jan 29, 2011
    Kanaya Slope: Tough Climb

    It is the easiest of four hiking trails Kanaya Tourist Office recommends. It starts from Kanaya station, climbs Kanaya slope with cobble-stone pavement. Then the trail turns left going along the paved road passing through the tea plantation. Then you reach Ocha No Sato, the tea museum and garden, then you can have a clear view from Makinohara Park. After that the trail follows the narrow road and head for Shin Kanaya Station. After Shin Kanaya station you join the Tokaido Trail and then go back to JR Kanaya station. Ochazukushi Trail can be translated into English as "Green Tea Trail"

    #Difficulty Level from E(Easy) to A(Professional, Expert)

    From: JR Kanaya Station
    To: JR Kanaya Station
    Length: 6.7km
    Duration: 3 and a half hour
    Difficulty Level: D It is indeed for beginner hikers until Ocha No Sato and Makinohara Park but after that it is difficult to follow. The only tough place, Kanaya Slope, is harder than you imagine. Secure footing required.
    Features: Tokaido Kanaya Slope, Green Tea Plantation, Nice views, Ocha No Sato with nice museum and garden.
    Caution: The trail after Makinohara Park is poorly directed and some trail route is gone because of zone planning. After Makinohara Park I strongly recommend that you go down the route 473 and go back to JR Kanaya station.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    OLD TOKAIDO SLOPE

    by cheesecake17 Written May 5, 2005

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    After you get to the top, walk another 10 minutes on the regular road and you will reach the next part of the TOKAIDO PATH..

    In 2001, the pavement was restored for 611m on the Kikugawa slope by many people inside and outside Kanaya town under the campaign of "the pavement legend of Kikuzaka laborers"

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    Old Tokaido Highway Pavement (Kanaya Slope, Kikuga

    by cheesecake17 Written May 5, 2005

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    Tokugawa Government in the 17th Century prohibited the pavement on the muddy mountain path for the purpose of defense

    This slope between Kanaya and Makinohara was paved by many local laborers for travelers.

    Once you leave the station and walk 5 minutes to the site , it will take you a few more to climb to the top....

    This is a very HISTORICAL PATH, and I am happy I found part of the original path of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD...

    In 1991, the old pavement was restored for 430m under the campaign "one village people, one pavement stone"

    The pavement in the 17th Century was found (in 2000) at a part of Kikugawa slope


    For Kanaya Slope:
    JR Kanaya station; walk 5 min.

    Or Tomei Expressway Sagara-Makinohara I.C; car 15 min.

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    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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