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Nakasendo Way

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Have tea with locals. Spend time in nature. Walk between villages. These are the highlights of the Nakasendo trail, a historic walking path through the Kiso Valley that links the villages of Tsumago and Magome. In feudal times, the Nakasendo Trail linked Kyoto to Tokyo. Samurais and feudal lords frequented the trail. Along the path were 69 villages, where the travelers could stop and rest. Today, walking the Nakasendo Trail between Tsumago and Magome provides visitors an opportunity to experience a small part of that history.

The five-mile (8-km) NakasendoWay meanders through a wooded forest. The trail crosses over two main waterfalls, the Odaki en Medaki waterfalls – male and female. Along the path there are several old-fashioned wooden buildings, many converted into shops where local handicrafts are sold. Many people stop in at a teahouse along the way, where a guestbook tracks those who have come through.

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Magome, Kyoto, Japan
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Hiking Yarigatake and Mt Fuji

Hiking Yarigatake and Mt Fuji

This is an active tour that includes many walks and challenging treks up two mountains but also includes visits to several popular sites (6 days of walking and hiking). Many of the walking and hiking paths are well maintained. If you wish to skip the hike up Mt. Yari, please consult with your tour guide who will help you organize accommodation nearby or in Matsumoto (extra expense will be incurred). The tour in brief is as follows; • Start by exploring the ancient capital of Kyoto • Walk a part of the Nakasendo Highway, one of the five cross country routes of the Edo period • Climb the Japanese Matterhorn, Mt Yarigatake • Climb Mt Fuji in time for the sunrise • Relax at Lake Kawaguchi or explore the area for its local attractions • Sleep in a traditional Japanese Ryokan • End the trip in the Tokyo metropolis • Travel will be arranged mostly by public transportation
  • 13 days
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size

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