Yaki Mountain Milestones
In the Edo period, mileposts were set on the main roads starting from Nihonbashi. However, the roads running through the Sakaeyama area were narrow, running along mountain streams that made building mileposts difficult. Therefore, they built milestones instead.
Two stones come in a pair. Each one is 90 cm high, 60 cm wide and 50 cm deep. The word ‘milestone’ and the year built (1801) are engraved on one of the stones.
When construction improved National Route 49, the stones were moved from the old road down to the present position.