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Travel to Japan: The Nakasendo Route

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Formerly, in the feudal era, there was a road that linked Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto. This road passed between the mountains and the Kiso Valley, unlike the subsequent route that goes along the Pacific coast. As the road used to be on foot or on horseback, this route had 69 post-villages. On that road there is still a small route as before that can only be traveled on foot. This route did not know it until Jordi and Miriam told me about it, and finally we decided to do it after my friend Marion (who has been in Japan about 15 times) I will recommend it.

We will travel the road between Tsumago and Magome. This tour is very well preserved and can be done in about three hours. To get to Tsumago and start the road you can take a train from Nagoya to Nagiso and there a bus that takes you to Tsumago in 10 minutes. During summer and on weekends there is a service that takes your luggage from Tsumago to Magome, but as we go on a weekday, we have had to look for another option. This option is to send luggage from Kyoto to our hotel in Tokyo with the transport service. As Mo and Clara have explained to me I can order the service from the hostel and the shipping only costs about € 10 per bag.

In Magome there are not many places to sleep. We will do it in a traditional ryokan called Tajima. The night with dinner and breakfast costs about 40 euros per person / night.

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