【The Ukiyo-e Route】
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The Shoryudo truly offers a diverse array of tourist attractions. 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 that influenced the Western impressionists. Along the Ukiyo-e Route, you can visit castles and historic battlefields associated with the three great samurai warriors, including Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established peace in early modern Japan—the era in which Hiroshige lived—after surviving a period of war. You can also ride the Shinkansen bullet train that runs alongside the Tokaido highway from that period and see the region’s manufacturing industry up close.
This route, which symbolizes the Shoryudo, is shaped like a dragon rising to the sky with the Noto Peninsula as its head.
This route let you experience the spirit of the Japanese people, providing encounters with the nation’s good old days.
This route puts you in touch with the bustle and magnificence of the great outdoors, including mountains, fantastically-shaped rocks, and ancient lakes.
This route lets you enjoy crafts and experience castles related to the samurai, who played a formative role in the period we see depicted in ukiyo-e paintings.