From the end of the Edo Period (1868) to the middle of the Meiji Period (~1890) this road was used to carry raw silk thread from Hachioji to the port of Yokohama. The Hachioji area hosted an active textiles industry since days of old. Unpaved portions of the road speak of the days of old and were selected by the Ministry of Culture as one of the “Hundred Historical Roads.”
From the Keio line “Minami Osawa” station take the bus headed for Hashimoto station. Get off at the “Kinu-no-Michi Iriguchi” bus stop (the trip takes approximately 10 minutes).