Old Hokkoku-kaido Road


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In medieval times, this road was a traffic route connecting Teradomari and Niigata City, going through Yahiko, along the foot of Kakuda mountain and through Akatsuka. Back in the day, the road was referred to as Hokuriku-okan, Hokkoku-okan or Hokuriku-do. To set it apart from the more famous Hokuriku-do Road, however, it was eventually renamed Hokkoku-kaido, as it was called by many of the towns and villages along the road. While the old road is now severed by the Yahiko-yama Skyline, the part between Suwa Shrine in Fumoto and Sarugababa remains intact.