Walking (a Part of) the Nakasendo

Anh Nguyen
May 16, 2014

Nakasendo (中山道) is the ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo (today’s Tokyo), and was used by travellers, merchants, and samurai in the old days. Parts of it are still preserved as walking paths, one of the most well-known being the Kiso Valley section, between the two towns Magome and Tsumago. Luckily, Magome is just more than an hour from Nagoya by train and bus, and so today I went for a hike from Magome to Tsumago to explore the natural side of Japan.

The trip added a different side to the host city I know. Nagoya is a big city and so I tend to focus on its parks, shopping streets and shrines and temples, but it is also surrounded by natural beauty worth experiencing!

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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Anh hailed from Hanoi, Vietnam and is currently a sophomore at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in Computer Science, but decided to take a non-CompSci semester abroad before coming back to it in her junior year (after all, when else will she get the chance?). In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring new places and new types of food, people-watching, as well as reading food blogs, planning to make every single dish that catches her eye, and then completely forgetting about them. She is as excited to blog about her journey as she is about her Spring semester in Nagoya!</span></div>

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