The purpose of this paper is to analyze the development history of thetransportation on Hakone and Tomo-no-ura.
Hakone and Tomo-no-ura which have characteristics of beautiful view, transportation of Korean correspondent, were key point of transportation inold time, and now both town aim to locate to sight seeing.
Until Heian-period, people used Usui-michi which has two-peaks, because of wonderful view point of Mt.
Fuji from Otome-mountain-pass. They who had not achance of travel, went to the heavy trouble route, Usui-michi, as theydesired to see the magnificent spectacle of Mt. Fuji. Hakone has been a tourist resort for long time. The reason is that Hakonehas not only natural resourses of Mt. Fuji and hot springs, but also an artgallery, natural museum, Music Festival and so on.
Tomo-no-ura, situated about 14km to the south of Fukuyama Station is abeautiful place representing the Seto inland Sea National Park, where wecan enjoy picturesque views of green islands in the calm Seto Sea. The townhas been prosperous as a port town where ships wait for turning of the tidein the Sea.
The view from Tomo-Taichoro at Tomo-no-ura is spectacular, “Eastern Japan'smost seenic beauty”, as praised by a Korean correspondent in 1711.