lake hamana used to be separated from the sea by a strip of land, but in 1498 an opening to the sea was created by a great earthquake, which caused this piece of land to sink...
The site of this depression is called IMAGIRE....
Pine trees were planted along the Old Tokaido by the Edo government.
A nearly-700m-long row of 340 pine trees is one of the longest pine-tree-lined roads in Shizuoka Prefecture.
You can also see the ones in my MIHO pages, and OKABE pages..
Originally built during the Tenpo reign era (1830-1844), this secondary daimyo inn (waki honjin) still has its original drawing room with a window desk in the shoin style, and the other structures have all been restored to their original appearance.
Here one can see one of the FEW secondary daimyo inns that existed on the Tokaido route.
Its free to see
close on mondays
there are no guides, just walk in and look around.....
it was a great find for me...:)
FROM TOKYO: Take Shinkansen Kodama Express bound for SHIN-OSAKA and change trains to local JR line at HAMAMATSU. Get on the train bound for either Toyohashi or Ogaki(photo #1).
Maisaka is the second stop from Hamamatsu.
FROM OSAKA, KYOTO, and NAGOYA: Take Shinkansen Kodama Express bound for TOKYO.
Change trains for local JR train at TOYOHASHI and take train bound for either HAMAMATSU, OKITSU, ATAMI. Maisaka is the sixth stop from Toyohashi.
From Maisaka station to Maisaka-Shuku.
From the station there' s no direction boards to get to the eastern end of pine avenue serving as the gateway to the 30th post station of Old Tokaido Road. First get off at South Exit of the station(photo #3) and go southward the narrow road beside the parking lot(Photo #4)
With a few minutes walk you will meet the wider road with rows of pines.(photo #5).