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  • Could Have Been Perfect If Only Fuji Were There
    Could Have Been Perfect If Only Fuji...
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  • I Could Barely Find Mount Fuji That Day
    I Could Barely Find Mount Fuji That Day
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    Satta-toge Pass: Overview

    by taigaa001 Updated May 27, 2014

    Other names: Satta Pass, Satta-toge
    Satta-toge Pass is the narrow passage of Tokaido Road between Yui and Okitsu. It has been recognized as one of the three difficult places to cross other than Oi River, Hakone. It is also noted for the great views of Mount Fuji often the representative photos of Japan. To get there you need to walk both from Yui Station about one hour and Okitsu Station about one and a quarter hours. It's not what you might expect of a pass; it is rather walking trail above the ocean. Today under the bluff runs the road with heavy traffic but during Edo period about 200 years ago it was under the ocean. Ansei Tokai Earthquake in 1854 an M8 class mega-quake elevated the land about two to three meters enabling the road to be constructed.

    Could Have Been Perfect If Only Fuji Were There I Could Barely Find Mount Fuji That Day Satta-toge is a narrow passage above the coast The tree grown over the bluff Great place to view the ocean
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    Mt. Hamaishi (Hamaishi-dake)

    by taigaa001 Updated Jan 19, 2012

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    Also called (Mt.) Hamaishi-dake. Mt. Hamaishi is the highest peak of the mountain range extending northward from the Satta Pass. It is 707 meters (2319 feet) above sea level and regarded as the mountain recommended for novice hikers just like Mt. Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo.
    There is a climbing route from Yui station which takes about two to three hours to the summit and most of the hikers use the trail as an ascending route. Descending routes, however, vary and it is decided according to hikers' skill. Novice hikers use the same route for the descending route, experienced hikers on the other hand choose either of the routes. Either of these following routes requires guidance of experienced hikers who can read Japanese terrain maps. As there are no official hiking maps in foreign languages.

    JIMBAYAMA ROUTE: It explores another peak of the mountain range northwest of Mt. Hamaishi.
    TADANUMA ROUTE: Descending to Tadanuma area of Okitsu town.
    TACHIBANA ROUTE: Descending to Tachibana area of Okitsu town close to Ojima Jinya.
    SATTA PASS ROUTE: Most popular hiking course for Mt. Hamaishi. It takes about six hours to finish the course but often this route is picked for training hike for novice hikers to get the hang on ridge traversing.
    Also see Peakery: Hamaishi-dake, Japan

    Mt. Hamaishi seen from Yui Mt. Hamaishi viewed from Okitsu
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    SATTA PASS

    by cheesecake17 Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    The pass at the foot of the mountain elongating into Suruga Bay, at the boundary between Yui Town and Shimizu City.

    The scenic view was depicted in the picture of the old Tokaido Highway named "Yui" by Hiroshige in the 18th century, when this pass was a dangerous section of the Old Tokaido Highway.

    Satta Pass was one of the most difficult sections of the Tokaido route to traverse. The pass is carved out of the mountain close to a precipice that falls down to the sea, and affords a superb view.

    When you stand in the pass, Mount Fuji can be seen to the east, the Izu Peninsula to the south, and Miho no Matsubara to the west.

    Now JR Tokaido Line, the National Highway #1 and Tomei Expressway run side by side at the foot of the pass.

    This pass, which has a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji in the background, is very famous among photographers.

    .......USE the live CAM link to see SATTA PASS.......

    satta pass view of suruga bay
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    Koike's Residence

    by cheesecake17 Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    A house built in the 19th Century as a distinguished family's house, restored by keeping the old structures such as a low roof with tiles, a large front door with a wicket, Namako-style walls, lattice doors.

    Serves as a relaxation place for hikers from Satta Pass and visitors who are interested in experiencing life in the Edo era..

    It was close by the time I got there......You can visit here after Hiroshige museum ..is just up the road..and further up is the SATTA PASS


    CLOSING days...Mon , Around Aug 15, New Year's holiday season

    koike residence
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    INSIDE the museum you will find...

    by cheesecake17 Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    .......works of a famous painter of UKIYO-E (pictures of the floating world) in the old days.....

    old materials are also exhibited so that visitors can understand life of YUI-NO-SHUKU was like in the EDO era..

    NO PICTURES ALLOWED...but I sneak some..;)

    materials used
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    Garden to the north.....

    by cheesecake17 Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    ....of the memorial hall is said to have been designed by ENSHU KOBORI in old days...

    The present garden was improved by repairing the old stone walls, etc..

    ENSHU KOBORI
    (1579-1647)

    A master of tea, architecture, garden design, calligraphy and poetry, he was a multi-talented leader of early Edo culture ...

    Enshu was initially in the service of Hideyoshi's but on Hideyoshi's death, he entered the service of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

    In 1604, Enshu's father died suddenly leaving him in possession of the state of Omi, valued at 12,000 koku. He successfully completed works on the Sento Palace (the emperor's residence) and at Sunpu Castle, and was rewarded with the marshalcy of Omi.

    He also designed and constructed the keep of Nagoya Castle, Matsuyama Castle, and the study in the central enceinte of Fushimi Castle. Finally he built the central enceintes of the shogunal castle at Nijo-jo (in Kyoto) and of Osaka Castle.

    His greatest claim to fame is as a tea master. He studied under Sen Rikyu's student Furuta Oribe, evolving a style of tea known as 'refined austerity', which aspired to fuse the classical court taste with that of the newer military elite. His role was pivotal in creation of the early modern tea ceremony, with its emphasis on self-cultivation and Confucianism.

    Enshu designed many tea houses including the Hoden-seki in the subtemple of Koho-an at the Daitoku-ji, and the Mitsuan-seki at the Ryuko-in of the same temple. He was tea advisor to the shogunal family for fully 36 years.

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    Yui Honjin Memorial Hall, MIYUKI-TEI

    by cheesecake17 Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    Late emperor of Meiji era took a rest at YUI HONJIN 3 times...

    One of the original rest houses was reconstructed as a memorial hall and named the MIYUKI-TEI..

    To this house an elaborate tea ceremony room called YUUJINSAI was added and today people are able to take a rest there and be served MACCHA(powdered green tea)........served in tea ceremony style..You will have to pay an extra fee to view and be serve the tea....

    the tea house
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    YUI TOWN

    by cheesecake17 Updated May 26, 2005

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    On the TOKAIDO highway starting from EDO (old name for TOKYO) and reaching KYOTO, post towns were established at an interval of 2-3 "RI" (8km-12km) by TOKUGAWA government..

    ....YUI-NO-SHUKU
    was the 17th post town if counted from SHINAGAWA-NO-SHUKU and the 1st post town after starting from NIHOMBASHI(TOKYO)..

    According to records of TEMPO era, there were
    1 HONJIN(an official appointed INN for DAIMYO(feudal lord)....

    and WAKI-HONJIN (an official appointed INN for subjects) ....I found one of these in MAISAKA

    and ordinary 32 INNS....

    YUI-NO-SHUKU was very prosperous town in those days

    yui old town street
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    MOST FAMOUS PAINTING IN THE MUSEUM...

    by cheesecake17 Written May 7, 2005

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    Kisokaido-Rokujukyutsugi-Nakatsugawa-no-Zu"
    (Scenery of Nakatugawa,Sixty-nine stations on the Kisokaido Road)

    It is said that most works of rainy scenery by Hiroshige are masterpieces.

    This is one of such splendid works.

    Regarding this work,it is said that only a few wood-block prints exist in the world today.

    This is the masterpiece that is liked very much by devotees of "Nishiki-e"(colored wood-block prints).

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    Tokaido Hiroshige art museum.......

    by cheesecake17 Written May 7, 2005

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    ....is the ONLY museum in japan that has mainly collected works of famous painter of pictures of the floating world in old days...HIROSHIGE UTAGAWA.......

    It is said that only few wood-block prints of the work exist in the world today..

    MUSEUM

    Fee of 500 yen, if you wish to drink tea that will be extra...

    Closed on MONDAYS and the END of the year and the BEGINNING of the year..

    Open from 9am to 5pm

    museum
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    SHOHIEN

    by cheesecake17 Written May 7, 2005

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    The garden in front of the rest house is called "SHOHIEN"...

    The garden was so named by Tesshu Yamaoka because there were a pine tree, pronounced as SHO, planted by SHOGAN IEYASU....and a japanese nutmeg tree , pronounce HI...

    pine tree and nutmeg tree
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    Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum

    by cheesecake17 Written May 7, 2005

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    The HONJIN of YUI was a little different from ordinary HONJIN and called CLOSED-TYPE HONJIN....because houses were shielded by walls so that you could not see them from the street...

    Main gate, stone walls, wooden walls and watering place for horses have images of the old days....

    how to get there....

    Access from Tokyo
    get off from "Shinkansen" at Mishima station and take a train of Tokaido Honsen Line.

    Get off from the train at Yui station stop,which is 45 minutes on the train.

    It takes 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi for you to reach the art museum.

    yui honjin museum entrance you can see the water place for horses entrance
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