The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido

The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally

At Tobe Town, you can see many things and have lots of fun, not only at Tobe-yaki spots, but also in places where you can refresh yourself in nature, at facilities where you can experience satisfying family leisure, and at hot spring spas, among other locations.
A new guide for having fun in Tobe, the "The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally," has been attracting much attention.
The stamp rally entails 53 points scattered along national routes No. 33 to No. 379 that are of interest from a "natural, historical, cultural, or Tobe-yaki ware" perspective.

There are no rules for making the stamp rally circuit - you are free to choose your own method and order. You can also take as long as you want, with different stops on different days. With no time limit, you can enjoy Tobe Town at your own pace, in your own space, any way you like.
Mark your visit to each point by stamping your "Shirabe-cho" Guidebook with the ink stamp for that point. There are happy advantages for collecting them all!

With that, would you like to try some small, easy steps?

If you are participating in the "The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally"...

If you have or will participate several times, or are making the 5-point circuit, or are participating in the "Eleven Walk," then please use one of the following: "The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp-cho," "Eleven Walk Stamp-cho," or "The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Map."
For more detailed information, please use the "The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Shirabe-cho" Guidebook (500 yen plus tax).

Get a prize for visiting all 53 points!

If you complete all 53 stamps in your "stamp-cho," then you can get a prize at the Tobeyaki Traditional Industrial Hall, Honjin for the stamp rally.

Since 2007, a prize given for completing the Tobe-yaki circuit has been a commemorative medal embossed with the Zodiac sign for that year. Maybe you can try your hand at collecting all 12 medals by completing the circuit each year for 12 years.

Prizes

  • Commemorative medal for completing the Tobe-yaki circuit (can also be used as a coaster)
  • Stickers
  • Ticket for admission to the Tobeyaki Traditional Industrial Hall
  • Ticket for admission to Yutori-Kan, Tobe Onsen (hot spring)

Get a prize for visiting all 53 points!

Present for visitors from outside Ehime Prefecture

Please bring some form of identification such as a driver's license or health insurance certificate that shows you live outside of Ehime Prefecture. If you visit 5 points you like and collect their stamps in your stamp-cho, then you can receive a prize at Honjin in the Tobeyaki Traditional Industrial Hall.

Prizes

  • Commemorative medal for completing the Tobe-yaki circuit (can also be used as a coaster)
  • The history of and other information about Tobe-yaki are described in the booklet "Tobe-yaki."

Present for visitors from outside Ehime Prefecture

If you are interested in the The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido, then please obtain a Shirabe-cho Guidebook!

The 53 points are presented in detail with pictures. There are also maps and an introduction to pottery, and there are stamp pages that are filled with the latest information.

Shirabe-cho

Places where you can buy the latest (3rd edition) Shirabe-cho Guidebook (500 yen plus tax)

Facilities that are connected with the The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally
Tobe Town Office
Hirota Branch Office of Tobe Town
Tobeyaki Traditional Industrial Hall
Tobe Town Pottery Creation Center
Yutori-Kan, Tobe Onsen (hot spring)
Tobe-no-Yakata (in Tobe Zoological Park)
Kyo-no-Yakata, Michi-no-Eki (roadside station) Hirota
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