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Walking the Tōkaidō: A Self-Guided Multi-Disciplinary Experience

Kyoto: The Great Bridge at Sanjō (Taibi, Keishi, Sanjō Ōhashi), from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi). Utagawa Hiroshige.

Time & Location

June 1 – August 31, 2021


The Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS) is now accepting applications from K-12 educators and the general public for Walking the Tōkaidō: A Self-Guided Multi-Disciplinary Experience. Walk (or run or bike) the 310 miles from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto at your own speed and learn about Japan while you do it! Log your miles on a virtual platform and view the route via Google Street View. At each of seventeen milestones participants will receive an e-mail with historical and cultural information about the places they “visit” during their journey.

Learn more and download curriculum materials here.

Registrations will be accepted through June 30, 2021. This program is free for K-12 educators and available to others for a $7 registration fee. Accommodations are available for those who are not able or choose not to walk.

This project is supported by CGP.