Trip IdeasHistoric Roads and Trails
Walk the Samurai Trail to Narai of a Thousand Houses
Go back in time by walking the Nakasendo Trail from Yabuhara over the Torii Pass to Narai, one of the best-preserved sections of this famous trail samurai used for traveling between Edo (old Tokyo) and Kyoto
The Sake Breweries of the Higashi Nakasendo
The Higashi Nakasendo runs from the highlands of Tateshina to Karuizawa, passing rural towns and ancient sake breweries at the foot of Mt. Asama.
Kiso Fukushima: Your Base Camp in the Kiso Valley
One of the most important checkpoints of the Nakasendo is now Kiso's largest town. Thanks to its central location, it's the perfect hub for visiting the Kiso Valley.
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Kamisuwa Onsen Shinyu : An inn is full of healing, nestled on the shores of the mystery Suwa lake.
【Nestled on the historical area and shores of the Suwa la...
Kiso Lacquer Ware Festival / Narai-Juku Festival
Narai-juku is a post town on the old Nakasendo road conne...
Tsumago Post Town and Nakasendo Road Hike
Tsumago-juku, deep in the Kiso Mountains, is the 42nd of ...
The Hokkoku Road and Unnojuku Post Town
Unnojuku originated in 1625 as a 12-inn stop on the feuda...
Togakushi Okusha Shrine and Forest Reserve
Togakushi is considered to be a spiritual mountain with ...