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  • Japanese: 四日市 (Yokkaichi)

Yokkaichi is a city in Mie prefecture, and in the Edo period was the 43rd of the 53 stations of the Tôkaidô highway.

In the 1690s, Englebert Kaempfer recorded that he counted some one thousand homes in Yokkaichi, making it ten times as large as some smaller post-towns (such as Sakashita-juku), though of course still far smaller than some others (such as the castletowns of Nagoya and Odawara).[1]

Yokkaichi was the next station on the highway after Kuwana. From Yokkaichi, the road went through the Suzuka Pass to reach the next station to the west, Ishiyakushi-juku.

Preceded by:
Kuwana
Stations of the Tôkaidô Succeeded by:
Ishiyakushi-juku

References

  1. Patrick Carey, "The Tokaido: Changing Perceptions of Japanese and Foreign Travellers, 1691-1990," Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, 4th series, no. 16 (2001), 41.
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