Kiso Valley, Old Nakasendo Way, Cycling trip
Trip Start Apr 01, 2001
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Shimada Minshuku, Narai
Solo cycle trip through the Kiso river valley in rural, mountainous Nagano prefecture, Japan. I also hiked part of the old Nakasendo Way, a stone path created for walkers in Edo era, so they could get through the high mountain passes between Kyoto and Tokyo.
I chose this route because the old post towns along the way are known for their historic wooden architecture, particularly Narai. Charming and beautiful. True, rural Japan...simple slow life!