Nakasendo and Nakatsugawa
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Nakasendo and Nakatsugawa

To get more of the rural and mountainous Japan, we went through the snow monkeys of Nagano and with the local train to Nakatsugawa. It’s a great place to visit some of the postal towns in the Nakasendo – the famous postal route from the Edo era. The route from Nakatsugawa to Nagiso goes through the wonderful small towns of Magome and Tsumago – the most famous on the trail. But the highlight of the trek was everywhere in between – the scattered homes of Japan outside the bustling Tokyo and Osaka…