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Okitsu-shuku

Okitsu-shuku

This is the start of Minobu-michi, which goes to Koshu (Yamanashi Prefecture). Sekikenji Temple is famous for having the Korean envoys stop there during their journey.

Hiroshige:Okitsu-shuku

■Things to see

  • Seikenji Temple/Kiyomigaseki Checkpoint(TEMPLE)
    Built in the 8th century, this is a prominent temple in Tokaido. It houses numerous cultural assets and has been designated as a national historic landmark for its connection to the Korean envoys. About 1,300 years ago, there was a check-point on the path, across from the temple, to inspect the travelers and their belongings.

  • Okitsu Zagyoso Villa(HISTORIC BUILDING)
    This is a reproduction of the second home of a 19th-century politician, Saionji Kinmochi, where he spent the last years of his life. It is a purely Japanese-style building with elements from Kyoto.
    Sekikenji, a temple protected by prominent historical figures.

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■Directions
  • 15 minutes from the Shizuoka Station on inbound JR Tokaido Line (to Tokyo). Get off at the Okitsu Station.
  • 18 minutes from the Fuji Station on outbound JR Tokaido Line (to Osaka). Get off at the Okitsu Station.
  • About 16 minutes on Shizutetsu Just Line Bus, "Miho Yamanote Line," departing from the No. 1 spot in front of the Shimizu Station. Get off at "Okitsu-Eki Iriguchi (Okitsu Station Entrance)".
Information base ■Information base: Okitsu Zagyoso Villa
Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm(Weekdays) /9:30am to 5:30pm(weekends, holidays)
Closed: Mondays, and beginning of the year
Phone:054-369-2221
Information base: Okitsu Zagyoso Villa
   

Jippensha Ikku

●Map: "Okitsu-shuku" course, about 4 km(PDF 0.6MB)

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