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Kishu (Sumiyoshi) Highway
Some existing records suggest that the highway dates back to the time of the battle of Ishiyama, long ago in the feudal days of old Japan. It was an important road, leading from Osaka to the feudal domains of Izumi and Kishu; Hideyoshi Toyotomi traveled this highway to Sumiyoshi Shrine and the seat of government in Sakai. It was known as having splendid views for travelers to enjoy on their journeys. Leading from Ebisu-cho through Tengachaya, Sumiyoshi, and Anryu to Sakai and Wakayama, the highway remains an important route even in its current form, being designated as National Route 29 in the Meiji era.
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