Six networked routes

There are so many tourist sites to see along the Shoryudo.
Each of these six routes has its own appeal and something unique for you to experience.
The Shoryudo has so many different attractions, including a rich variety of scenery, cities, food, and culture to experience; rural Japanese towns that let you relive an old novel; the view from the mountains at an altitude of around 3,000 m; traditional craft-making activities; and the remnants of the samurai that provide a glimpse of the past.


Dragon Route

The Dragon Route, the route that symbolizes the Shoryudo, cuts south-to-north through the middle of the Japanese archipelago and is shaped like a dragon ascending into the sky from Nagoya, the region's largest city, with Noto Peninsula as its head.


Nostalgic Route

Remnants of Japan's "good old days" can be found along the Nostalgic Route.


Jurassic Route

The Jurassic Route is home to one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums, located in a region where numerous dinosaur fossils have been unearthed.


Platinum Alpine Route

The Platinum Alpine Route is a 90-kilometer route that takes you across a range of mountains 3,000 meters high via cablecar, ropeway, bus, and trolleybus.


Ukiyo-e Route

During the early modern period, the artist Utagawa Hiroshige created ukiyo-e paintings that depicted the 53 post towns along the Tokaido highway that connected Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto, in a style influenced by Western impressionists.


Ise Pilgrimage Route

Ise-jingu Shrine — where the spirit of Japan lives, and a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage destination for people of the early modern period.
Five million people from around Japan have visited Ise on foot.


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