Themed Exhibit: A Trip to the Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido Highway

‘Shono, driving rain, From the Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido Highway,’ by Utagawa Hiroshige

Exhibit Period

Tuesday, July 7 – Monday, August 10, 2020 (a national holiday)

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Museum closed

July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2020

Admission Fee

Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


In the latter half of the Edo Period ordinary people’s interest in travel skyrocketed, and many people made the journey back and forth on the Tokaido Highway. It appears that people enjoyed the Tokaido Highway’s beautiful scenery, bustling post towns, and delicious local delicacies. In this exhibit we display the full set of prints in the Hoeido version of ‘From the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Highway,’ Hiroshige’s signature work, to get a feel for the highway itself and the appeal of travel during the Edo Period.

Youtube video: Welcome to Hiroshige Museum of Art, A Trip to the Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido Highway (Japanese)