Village-to-village walking on the ancient Nakasendo Trail
The Nakasendo trail was one of five traditional routes used during the Edo Period (1603 to 1868). The others were the Tokaido, Koshu Kaido, Oshu Kaido and Nikko Kaido. The Nakasendo connected Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto, and took an inland route rather than a sea route like the Tokaido. All of the trails were dotted with post towns (also called stations) called “juku” where travelers could rest, eat and get supplies. Due to restrictions enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate most travelers were required to travel by foot so these post towns were relatively close to each other. Most of these post towns have been modernized but there are a few that give travelers a glimpse of what Japan must have looked and felt like during the Edo Period.
The best walks will let you enjoy the beautiful villages of Tsumago, Magome, Kiso-Fukushima and Narai.
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