Kanjoba no Saka is the strip of slope connecting Kitsuki Castle and the Kitadai Bukeyashiki samurai residential district. The castle fort becomes visible at the top of the hill. During the Edo Period, the administrative offices of tax collectors and treasurers can be found here; hence the name "Kanjoba," or "the Money Counter."
Regularly frequented by the Daimyo ruling lord and resident samurai at the time, the hilly street was constructed with stone stairs calculated to fit the size of feet measured on the palanquin bearers. Kanjoba has 53 stone steps in total. The 24th step features a rock pavement shaped like Mt. Fuji, while an image resembling Mt. Fuji reflecting on the surface of a nearby lake can be captured from one step right below it.
10-minute bus ride from Kitsuki Station
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