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

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Hidden : 06/28/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

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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.

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参勤交代の道(豊後街道)
この道は藩政時代、肥後と豊後鶴崎を結ぶ重要な街道として利用されました。
豊臣秀吉が天下を統一し、加藤清正が肥後に入国すると、熊本から鶴崎までこの道を使い、鶴崎からは船で大阪を往復しました。
江戸時代になり、参勤交代制度が確立すると、細川藩も江戸往復にこの街道を利用しました。
街道沿いには、熊本城の西大手門(新町1丁目)を起点として一里ごとの目印となる里数木(りすうぼく)が植えられ、休憩するところには御茶屋が設けられていました。
この道を谷内に下りると、今でも往時の石畳や御茶屋跡が残っています。

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