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Kakegawa, Hamamatsu & Toyohashi 掛川、浜松、豊橋

Along the historic Tōkaidō road where Chūbu's Aichi and Shizuoka prefectures meet, these three former castle towns are part of Japan's extended industrial heartland between Tōkyō and Nagoya. Kakegawa is the smallest and most immediately accessible for tourists, with a fully-wooden, reconstructed castle. Hamamatsu is best known as the home of Yamaha, Roland and Suzuki and is the largest city in Shizuoka-ken. Toyohashi, with its celebrated streetcars and large resident foreign population, is a major rail hub and port for automobile imports and exports, as well as the access point for nearby Toyokawa, home to the head Buddhist temple for Inari worship in Japan.
Ōte-mon
Ōte-mon
Sankō-inari
Sankō-inari
New blossoms and Kakegawa-jō
New blossoms and Kakegawa-jō
Ascending the steps to Kakegawa-jō
Ascending the steps to Kakegawa-jō
Entrance to the donjon
Entrance to the donjon
Hōtoku Library
Hōtoku Library
Ryuge-in Taiyu-in Otamaya
Ryuge-in Taiyu-in Otamaya
ACT City complex and Okura ACT City Hotel
ACT City complex and Okura ACT City Hotel
Hamamatsu-jō
Hamamatsu-jō
Girls in graduation kimono
Girls in graduation kimono
Hanami lantern and Hamamatsu-jō
Hanami lantern and Hamamatsu-jō
Rail lines at Hamamatsu station
Rail lines at Hamamatsu station
Courtyard of Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum
Courtyard of Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum
Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum
Futagawa-juku Honjin Museum
Rickety old wooden house
Rickety old wooden house
Toyohashi Kokaido
Toyohashi Kokaido
Hristos Orthodox Church
Hristos Orthodox Church
Turret of Yoshida-jō
Turret of Yoshida-jō
Out front Toyohashi station
Out front Toyohashi station
Oinari-san statues outside Toyokawa-eki
Oinari-san statues outside Toyokawa-eki
Walking up to Toyokawa Inari's main hall
Walking up to Toyokawa Inari's main hall
Giant lantern at Toyokawa Inari
Giant lantern at Toyokawa Inari
Lanterns and temple architecture
Lanterns and temple architecture
Oinari-san statue
Oinari-san statue