Ainoshuku, Seto

Gourmet walk around teahouses now and old

Gourmet walk around teahouses now and old

A course including the famous "Someii" memorial hall that was said to have relieved the fatigue of travelers at that time. You may be able to discover local hidden attractions.

Walks data

  • iconWalk slowly for about 45 minutes
  • iconTotal walking distance about 2.5km
  • iconRecommended time zone 9:00〜17:00

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LandscapePine trees of old Tokaido

In addition to wind and snow protection for travelers in winter and shade of trees in summer, a row of pine trees that is often depicted in woodblock prints also served as road signs. A row of pine trees from the Edo period remains along the Tokaido in the Kami-Aojima and Okabecho Utsutani districts, projecting an image of days past along the asphalt road.It is one of the cultural properties of Japan Heritage.

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GourmetShizuoka Green Tea Confectionery Factory Nanaya

A confectionery shop run by a tea wholesaler that has been in business for over 100 years. The concentration of the gelato made using a generous amount of high quality Fujieda green tea increases as the number increases from 1. Made using a generous amount of green tea that has been awarded the grand prize by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, No. 7 is said to be the most concentrated green tea ice cream in the world. The fine powdered green tea is popular for its smooth and strong taste.

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MuseumsSengan embankment / Seto colored rice folk museum

Materials mainly on "Someii (colored rice)", a specialty of Tokaido, and "Senganzutsumi", a large embankment, are on display. The history of Someii, a type of rice (like a rice ball) dyed yellow by dried gardenia fruits goes all the way back to the Warring States period, gaining popularity as a food that is effective in soothing tired feet and bodies. The Sengan embankment is an embankment built by spending a huge amount of money in order to protect the village from inundation of the Oigawa River over a length of 360 m. A part of it still remains and has been designated a historic landmark of the city.

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OtherRokujizo Hall (Kagamiike Hall)

About 1200 years ago in the Heian era, there was an evil dragon which inhabited the large pond, looming over the water from Setoaraya. When the evil dragon was defeated by a renowned Buddhist priest, the large pond which used to be its dwelling dried up, revealing the Rokujizo. Legend has it that the villagers worshipped this Rokujizo, ensuring life was peaceful and tranquil thereafter. A festival is held on August 24 every year to pay homage to Rokujizo.

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