is a Japan
ese geographical term. It means both an ancient division of the country and the main road running through it. It is part of the ''Gokishichidō
'' system. It was situated along the central mountains of northern Honshu
, Tōhoku region
This term also refers to a series of roads that connected the of each of the provinces that made up the region.
The Tōsandō region encompasses eight ancient provinces.
After 711, Tōsandō was understood to include Musashi province
[Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "''Tōsandō''" in .]
* Comparison of past and present administrative divisions of Japan
* Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric
and Käthe Roth. (2005) ''Japan encyclopedia.''
Cambridge: Harvard University Press
. OCLC 58053128
* Titsingh, Isaac
. (1834) ''Annales des empereurs du Japon''
(''Nihon Odai Ichiran
''). Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and IrelandOCLC 5850691
Category:Regions of Japan