Old houses on the Nakasendo trail in postal town Tsumago in Nagano, Japan

Nakasendo Travel Guide

Nakasendo | Travel Guide

The Nakasendo trail is an old road that was constructed around 400 years ago by the shogunate as one of the major routes between Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto. It was a busy road back in the days because the feudal lords were required to show their loyalty to the shogun by traveling to Edo every other year. This travel guide will help you figure out where to go to enjoy the trail!

Nowadays, tourists from Japan and abroad are walking parts of the old postal route to enjoy the quaint atmosphere, beautiful old wooden buildings, and food along the way. If you like nature and traditional culture, walking a part of the Nakasendo trail and visiting a few of the old towns should be on the top of your to-do list for Japan.

Check out our package tour in the region if you are interested in discovering parts of the Nakasendo trail!