Tosandō provinces

Tōsandō (東山道, literally, "eastern mountain circuit" or "eastern mountain region") is a Japanese geographical term.[1] It means both an ancient division of the country and the main road running through it.[2] It is part of the Gokishichidō system.[3] It was situated along the central mountains of northern Honshu,[4] Tōhoku region.

This term also refers to a series of roads that connected the capitals (国府 kokufu) of each of the provinces that made up the region.

The Tōsandō region encompasses eight ancient provinces.[5]

After 711, Tōsandō was understood to include Musashi province.[7]

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