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Day 4 – Winter Nakasendo Trail Tour

This morning we continue our exploration of Tsumago including a visit to the Wakihonjin museum housed in a building which dates back to the 19th century. Today’s walk begins after lunch and is a short but enjoyable stroll from Tsumago to Nagiso along country lanes. From Nagiso we board a local train for the brief journey to Kiso-Fukushima, a delightful post- town which was once an important Sekisho checkpoint on the Nakasendo. We stroll through the town before heading out to our comfortable Ryokan inn on the outskirts of the community. The Ryokan prides itself on its wonderful cuisine and its terrific indoor and outdoor thermal baths – a perfect way to warm up on a winter evening.

Walking distance: 3.7 km / 2.3 miles
Elevation gain: 100m/330 feet of ascent, 120m/390 feet of descent
Time required: 1 hour