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Tochimoto SekishoCulture/History Site

Tochimoto Sekisho

Basic points

This is a Sekisho (checkpoint) established by Shingen Takeda, a famous military commander of 16th century Japan during the Sengoku (Civil Wars) period, for the purpose of monitoring traffic on the highway Chichibu Okan that connected modern-day Saitama, Yamanashi, and Nagano. This checkpoint has been designated as a national historic site.
An old highway runs through Shimanto belt, and around the Tochimoto Sekisho is the Tochimoto village where old buildings remain. The fields made on the steep slopes of the village elucidate the life of the people who have lived here since the past.
Bus: Take the Seibu Kanko Bus bound for Kawamata from Seibu-Chichibu Line Seibu-Chichibu Station. Get off at Otaki Onsen Yuyu-kan and transfer to bus. Get off at Tochimoto Sekisho-ato.
Sites nearby/Base facility
Mitsumine ShrineMitsumine Visitor CenterOtaki History and Folk Museum (Roadside Station Otaki-onsen)13:Kaniwa Cave (including Kaniwa Limestone Cave)


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