〔２０１０年３月２２日（月）： 『歴史フットパス・ウォーキング in 鎌倉』 の参加者募集中！〕
■ The historical Kanagawa-juku Road
１）. Kanagawa-juku was the third of the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido.
２）. The historical Kanagawa-juku Road is 4km long and this area has a lot of
places of great historical interest from the Edo period.
３）. Keiun-ji was used as a consulate of France at the time the port opened.
The temple is called “Urashima Temple” because it has many legends that
grew up around Urashima Tarou(a Rip Van Winkle).
４）. Soukou-ji is the temple where Dr. Hepburn opened a free hospital at the time of opening port. He designed the Hepburn system of Romanizing Japanese and founded Meiji Gakuin, which were great contribution to education in Japan.
５）. Joubutsu-ji is the temple Dr. Hepburn used as his lodging.
■ Nakamise Street
１）. Currently there are（as many as ）88 shops in Nakamise Street.
２）. The history of the street dates from the Edo period when the Tokugawa Shougunate allowed those who voluntarily cleared the grounds of Senso-ji to open their shops.
３）. There were also street performers and entertainment venues so that many people came to this area to have a good time. From that time Asakusa area became a busy street, with Sensoji Temple being the central landmark.
４）. Nakamise -dori leading from the Thunder Gate to the temple itself, is lined with small shops selling souvenirs ranging from fans, ukiyo-e, (woodblock prints), kimono, Godzilla toys, and cell-phone trinkets to traditional sweets like senbei or rice crackers and sponge cake with bean jam.
● 古街道研究家 道の考古学者 歴史ルポライター
● 歴史古街道団長 歴史古道まちづくりプランナー 歴史計画コンサルタント
● １４講座レギュラー講師 日本フットパス協会理事 １９５９年東京出身