The Nakasendo trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period.
It was the ‘road through the mountains’ (as opposed to the Tokaido route which travelled the Pacific coast) travelled by feudal lords and their retinues, samurai, merchants, and travellers.
Along the route were 69 ‘post towns’, where weary travelers could rest before continuing on the next leg.
Our journey will start in Tokyo, known as Edo during Japan’s period of rule by the Shoguns.
We will then spend four days walking along the Nakasendo.
By day you will walk along the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages along an easy path, and by evening you will stay in traditional country inns enjoying exquisite regional cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, soak in natural hot springs, and enjoy the warm hospitality of our hosts.
Enjoy bathing in hot spring water after a day on the trails!
If you would like to walk the Nakasendo Trail please contact Transair International Travel for details.
TYPE AND LEVEL OF TRIP
Active – 4 days of walking and hiking from 2 to 5 hours per day on flat paths and mountain trails with some short climbs.
This tour is suitable for those who are in reasonable shape and can walk over rough ground for up to 5 hours.
Whilst on the trail you will need to carry a small to medium daypack.
Four days of village-to-village walking on the old Nakasendo trail – Imperial Nara and Kyoto – modern Tokyo – the mountaintop village of Yoshino – visit sacred Mount Koya and stay in a Shukubo (temple lodging) – relax in the bath at a lovely hot spring ryokan – travel on the bullet train.
For details or booking enquiries please contact Transair International Travel.0