What to Expect
・Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum exhibits a number of Ukiyo-e artworks of Hiroshige, and is where you can not only appreciate these works, but also learn about how ukiyo-e is made.
・Miyuki-tei is a charming Japanese-style tea house, where you can enjoy a cup of local green tea while gazing at two beautiful Japanese gardens.
・Strolling through the old streets of Terao-Kurasawa area is in itself a highlight of the tour, as the atmosphere of the old Tokaido road is relatively well preserved there, although some of the old houses have been replaced with new modern-style ones in recent years.
・On a clear day from Satta Pass, you can see a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji with the Pacific Ocean in the foreground, which is the exact view depicted in Hiroshige's famous work called "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido." Even when the weather is bad and Mt. Fuji can't been seen, it is worth visiting this place, because at least you are still able to enjoy viewing the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, with some main transportation arteries of Japan running below you.
・If we still have time, we might be able to visit Seikenji Buddhist Temple, which is famous for its 500 rakans (small Buddhist statues) in the garden. Or we also might have a chance to eat sakura shrimp, a famous local specialty, or buy some products that use it.