11 Hakone11 Hakone
A high peak, round the base of which, through a gorge, a daimyo's cortège is wending it's way; on the left the Hakone Lake, with Fuji in the distance.
The Hakone pass was the most arduous stretch of the entire Tokaido Highway. It was steep and difficult to climb, and harboured many roaming bandits. However, the pass abounded in scenic spots and hot spring resorts and continues to attact many visitors.
 

12 Mishima12 Mishima
Travellers setting forth in the mists of early morning, one on horseback and the other in a kago.
Situated at the entrance to Hakone pass, this station was packed with travellers all through the year.
 

13 Namazu13 Namazu
Travellers walking along the river bank, lined with trees, towards the village ahead, under a huge full moon in a deep blue sky, one of them carrying on his back a large Tengu mask, the mark of a pilgrim to the Shinto shrine of Kompira on Shikoku Island. Dark forest of trees on further shore of river.
 

14 Hara14 Hara
Two women wayfarers, and a coolie carrying their boxes, passing along by rice fields, overlooked by the huge snowy mass of Fuji.
The neighbourhood of Hara is considered the best vantage point for magnificent views of Mount Fuji. In the Edo Period, travelling on the highway was considered very dangerous and woman travellers were usually accompanied by their manservant.
 

15 Yoshiwara15 Yoshiwara
A road lined with trees running through ricefields, along which a man leads a horse carrying three women; Fuji in the distance.
This section of highway was lined with pine trees for the comfort of travellers. Through the trees, Mount Fuji was seen on the left-hand side of the highway and was popularly called "left Fuji".
 

16 Kambara16 Kambara
A mountain village at nightfall under deep snow, through which three people are toiling, one with his head buried in a half open umbrella.
 

17 Yui17 Yui
A fine view of Fuji, snow covered, from Satta-toge, overlooking Saruga Bay.
This rugged mountain pass commanded the most magnificent view of the whole highway.
 

18 Okitsu18 Okitsu
View near the mouth of the Okitsu River, looking out to sea, and two sumo wrestlers being carried upstream, one on a packhorse and the other in a kago.
This flat area was noted for its beautiful view of the pine grove "Mihonomatsubara" highlighted by the pretty seascape backdrop.
 

19 Ejiri19 Ejiri
View over Mio-no-Matsu-bara, at the mouth of the Okitsu River (seen close in previous plate), to a hilly coastline beyond; junks anchored in foreground in front of a fishing village, and others sailing in the bay.
The most magnificent view of the famous pine groves "Mihonomatsubara" could be had from this station. There stands a pine tree referred to in the famous legend "the feathered robe". This station is now the port of Shimizu, the biggest port between Yokohama and Nagoya.
 

20 Fuchu20 Fuchu
A woman in a kago being carried across the Abe River; others fording the stream from the opposite bank; a range of mountains in the background.
Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, spent his childhood and retirement years here.The Abe River flows to the west of this station and travellers had to cross in a variety of ways, as depicted in the print. This station has become the present Shizuoka City.