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Toyokawa-City Goyu Pine Tree Colonnade
Toyokawa’s Historical Tokaido Pine Tree Colonnade, Goyu-Shuku
The Tokkaido highway was the ancient route along the eastern provinces of Japan stretching between Edo, (modern day Tokyo) and the old capital, Kyoto. 53 post town stops along the route provided travelers with a place to eat, refresh and stay overnight. The route was also lined with a great number of shrines, temples, and stretches of black pine, planted along certain lengths of the highway to provide shade and shelter for travelers. The old Tokaido has mostly been swallowed up by the modern world, and the only remaining rows of black pines remain at Goyu, in Toyokawa.