Back in May we finally had the chance to put on the good ol’ hiking shoes again and headed to the Gifu prefecture to hike the Tsumago-Magome Trail which is in Kiso Valley. It had been on our hiking list for a while and then during Golden week our tour guide Masa recommended it too, so I knew it was a must do. Only 2 hours away from Nagoya by train and bus it was an easy all day adventure.
Back in the Edo period the Nakasendo trail was actually a postal road that people traveled between Kyoto and Tokyo on. Nowadays it’s a well preserved 8km hiking trail between the two towns. The day was a little cloudy which was great because it made for the perfect hiking weather.
We completely enjoyed our walk on the wild side. It’s always refreshing to get out of the city, even for just a couple of hours.