Having returned to the bus stop where we ended walking yesterday, we started walking again from there. Soon, there was a slope called “Karutamichi (Karuta road)”. “Karuta is a traditional Japanese card game on which tanka are written”We climbed up a slow slope reading some tanka.
We met some tourist groups today. It looked like they were learning about the history of the area, not doing Tokaido walking. On The okaido, we sometimes pass each other or go on in the same direction when we walk.
We passed by a residential area, and we happened to see Ishiyakushi-temple in the Ishiyakushi-Shuku. It was a small but well-maintained temple. Maple leaves were still green but probably they would be red very soon. Local people must like this temple, I thought.
Small but bright plants were seen everywhere between the concrete road. As usual, it’s hard to notice these small discoveries but this experience was the one of fun things during our Tokaido walking. Because we have spring and autumn in the year, we can go through tough winter and summer, I thought.
A box of milk bins were often seen on the way of the Tokaido, so these are “signs” on the Tokaido. We were used to seeing them when we walk. But these are things that we don’t often see in the city. Getting close to Kyoto, I wanted to take pictures of those signs.
Getting close to Kameyama-Shuku, each house showed what kind of store it was in the Edo period. Tabacoo store…Various business exsisted in the old times and even now.
In front of Kameyama Station was a shopping street, and because it was a Sunday, almost all of the stores were closed on the street. A banner-flag in front of the meat shop alone was flowing by wind. Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Mie…any shopping streets in Japanis just as quite today.
All the bread looked very tasty in the bakery in front of the Kameyama Station. It was such a small bakery but crowded with customers hoosing what to buy. An IC card was not allowed to use on the gate in Kameyama Station, and we bought tickets and got on the train for Nagoya Station.