"YUI" Yui by cheesecake17

Yui Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 38 photos

17th STATION on the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD

Yui Town is located in the center of Shizuoka Prefecture and is a warm fishing town with a view of Mount Fuji behind it and Suruga Gulf in the front.

Since the sakura shrimp living in the deep sea of the Suruga Gulf were first harvested in December of 1894, they have become a specialty product of this area .

The shrimp is harvested during the spring and fall according to the consensus of the fishermen for protection of the resources.

The harvested shrimp are set out to dry in the sun on the flood plains of the Fuji River first thing in the morning.


YUI HOMEPAGE (clic) japanese ONLY



In my quest to see all 53 STATIONS of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD, this is number 17..


HISTORY



Yui was one of the 3 smallest inns districts among Tokaido's 53 stations.

There were 3 routes in the Satta pass in Yui: the lower route, middle route, and upper route. The lower route was the hardest to pass through, and the other two routes were made later..


Distance from Nihonbashi: 150.9 km

Yui by Hiroshige



"The path becomes steeper and steeper here and finally emerges at the SATTA PASS, known as a most perilous spot..

The top of this pass commands a spectacular view, the expanse of SURUGA BAY below the cliff, the irregular shapes of weather beaten pines tree and beautiful Mount Fuji rising in the center..

The compositions and coloring are great...Leading a humorous touch is a traveler who fearfully looks down at the sea far below shading his eyes with a hand"


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Yui-cho has many historic sites....
  • In a nutshell:.Time travel to EDO era
  • Last visit to Yui: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 6, 2007
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  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 12:10 PM

    I've just been in a conversation about Hizakurige and a nearby rail line. I was told about their adventure with a night soil collector. Great stuff. I'm looking to find the complete collection.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2006 at 4:47 AM

    Thanks again :-)) Hiroshige is adorable !! And it is incredible how his wood block print and todays' view match ! Wonderful page :-) Thanks :-)

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2006 at 10:03 PM

    Hello Ursula...gee I figure 2-3 years I will be able to see all your pics......oh well time well spent!!!!! thanks....bob...ps.....these are great!!!!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 3:29 PM

    Great pics!

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