So far we have a schedule that would see us overnighting at Tsumago, Kiso Fukushima, the.

While you can obviously walk in either direction, many prefer to start in Magome at the valley's southern.

The better. Nakasendo literally translates as ‘central or inner mountain path’ and it’s.

Take a walk through time on this 10-day Japan tour.

The 534 km long track in southwestern Nagano Prefecture is one of the five ancient routes of Japan that were used by high-profile dignitaries back in the Edo period.

Choose to either a shorter walking holiday on the rural trail section, or walk the full Nakasendo Trail from Kyoto to Tokyo. It can be done as a day trip from Nagoya, Matsumot. Centuries ago during the Edo period, the Nakasendo Trail was what connected today’s Tokyo and Kyoto.


. Rest areas and toilets are located in a couple of places along the way. Enter the onsen slowly, it is hot.

See all. I like to start slow, devoting one day to get between Magome and Tsumago, and then another day between Tsumago and Nojiri or Kiso-Fukushima.

Tsumago tourist office website has links.


It follows the old postal route through the Nakasendo region, connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, and dates back to the Edo Period, which lasted from 1603-1868. This was 500km of feudal forays through mountains and valley, along ridges and through ancient forests.

Cash is King. But if you.

Walk between Tsumago-juku and Magome-juku to experience part of the Nakasendo for yourself, then leisurely take in the ancient townscape of its post-towns.
Scotland's best-loved long distance trail is a must for any hiker.
Answer 1 of 9: My wife and I are planning to do a 5 day self guided hike along the Nakasendo Trail starting in Magome (from Kyoto).


2 Day 2 – Hiking from Magome to Tsumago.

Self-guided. . While you can obviously walk in either direction, many prefer to start in Magome at the valley's southern.

. Feudal lords and samurai once walked this. Best season: April through November. The Nakasendo Walking Trail in Japan. Cash is King. View Map.


Day 4: Tsumago, Nagiso & Kiso-Fukushima Winter hiking along the Nakasendo Trail. Even our guesthouse required us to pay 100% in cash.


The Nakasendo trail (中山道) was one of the two official main roads between Tokyo and Kyoto at the time of the samurai in the Edo period (1603-1868).

Today you'll take a walking tour of Tokyo, starting at Nihonbashi ("Japan Bridge").

Hike over ancient stone trails: authentic Japanese Ryokans, dinners and breakfasts: includes the Kiso Valley section:.

This route is considered more of a cultural walk through old Japan than a strenuous hike.