Skip to Content


Road of Sankin-koutai*(Bungo Kaido) 参勤交代の道(豊後街道)

A cache by yamagen Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/28/2015
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:




Road of Sankin-koutai*(Bungo Kaido)
 offcial attendance service by feudal lords in the Edo period
Bungo Kaido was used as an important route that connected Higo and Tsurusaki, Bungo (Oita) during the domain administration period.
 After Hideyoshi Toyotomi unified the whole country and Kiyomasa Kato entered Higo (kumamoto) to rule the province, Kato used this road
to and from Tsurusaki, where he took a ferry to and from Osaka.
 During the Edo period (1603-1867), as the Sankin-koutai system was established, the Hosokawa domain also sterted to use the road when they
traveled back and forth between Edo (Tokyo),
 Along the road trees were planted separated from one another by one ri (an old japanese unit of distance, approx. 3.9 Km or 2.4 miles), marking
the distance from the starting point at the west main gate of Kumamoto Castle (current address in Shinmachi 1). Tea houses were set up at resting points as well.
 The ancient stone paving and the remains of a teahouse can be seen along the valley down this road.

Please bring a pen


Please be careful because the container is fragile





Additional Hints (No hints available.)



20 Logged Visits

Found it 15     Write note 3     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 9 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.