Tsuta-no-Hosomichi (The Narrow Road of Vine)
Tsuta no hosomichi
The history of ”Tsuta-no-Hosomichi”, an old pass that goes through Utsunoya ridge, is old, and is said to have existed from the Nara period. It is recorded in ”Ise-Monogatari”. It had been unused due to Toyotomi Hideyosi building a new road north of the pass when attacking Odawara, but is currently used as a hiking course. The ridge is 210m high, and Mt. Fuji can be seen in good weather.
|Address||#421-0105 Utsunoya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi|
Go from JR Shizuoka Station on a bus to ”Chubu-Kokudo-sen” for about 30 minutes and get off at ”Utsunoya-guchi” or ”Sakashita”. It will take 30 minutes to climb up from ”Tsuta-no-Hosomichi・Utsunoya-Iriguchi”, and 15 minutes to climb down. It will also take 30 minutes to climb up from ”Kyu-Todaido・Okabe-guchi”, and 15 minutes to climb down.
About 25 minutes by car from Tomei Shizuoka Interchange