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Nakasendo Trail (Walk Only)

From £1,175.00
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Nakasendo Trail (Walk Only)

  • The beautifully preserved Nakasendo post towns such as Tsumago & Narai
  • Walking through the beautiful Kiso Valley on the Nakasendo Trail.
  • Following in the footsteps of the Tokugawa Shoguns on the road through the mountains.
  • Staying in small beautiful traditional ryokan and minshuku.
  • Sumptuous evening meals beautifully presented at the family table.
  • Discovering the beauty, tradition and hospitality of rural Japan
Walk The Nakasendo Trail, a route used since feudal times and part of a network of ancient highways which links Kyoto and Tokyo through the central mountains. This tour includes only the walking section of our longer Nakasendo Trail from Kyoto to Tokyo and starts on day 1 when you catch the train and bus to Magome, where your 5-day walk on the Nakasendo Way begins. Following ancient paved village paths and mountain trails, you walk between perfectly preserved Nakasendo post towns such as Tsumago, Nojiri, Yabuhara and Hirasawa. Each night you will stay in small local minshuku or ryokan where you will be welcomed as one of the family. Impeccable service, beautiful rooms and delicious food are the hallmark of these charming establishments, which will no doubt be a highlight of your trip. Your walk ends in Yokokawa where you catch the train to Tokyo.


Day 1 Nakasendo Trail - Transfer to Magome and walk to Tsumago 5.2 miles / 8.3 km Day 2 Nakasendo Trail - Walk Tsumago to Nojiri. Train to Kiso-Fukushima 11.4 miles / 18.4 km Day 3 Nakasendo Trail – Train to Yabuhara, walk to Kiso Hirasawa. Train to Matsumoto 5.5 miles / 8.7 km Day 4 Sightseeing in Matsumoto, transfer to Karuizawa Day 5 Walk from Karuizawa to Yokokawa: 6hrs & Train to Tokyo 10.6 miles / 17 km

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 4.5 cheeseburgers.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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