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is a Japanese 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. *Ōmi Province *Mino Province *Hida Province *Shinano Province *Kōzuke Province *Shimotsuke Province *Mutsu Province *Dewa Province After 711, Tōsandō was understood to include Musashi province.Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "''Tōsandō''" in .


See also


* Comparison of past and present administrative divisions of Japan * Nakasendō (post-Sekigahara Tōsandō) * Sanriku

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References

* 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 Ireland
OCLC 5850691
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