Tag: Nakatsugawa-juku

  • Nakatsugawa-juku – Oi-juku hiking

    Nakatsugawa-juku – Oi-juku hiking

    This hiking course takes you through the center of Nakatsugawa-juku, along the Nakasendo road through rural areas, and to Oi-juku in downtown Ena City. There are no famous shrines, temples, or historic sites along the route. However, the stone Buddha statues scattered along the route and the winding road with its undulations make this course…

  • Naegi Castle ruins from Nakatsugawa-juku

    Naegi Castle ruins from Nakatsugawa-juku

    The Takamoriyama Fort, the predecessor of Naegi Castle, is said to have been built in the mid-1300s of the Kamakura period, by Toyama Clan, who was the head of the area. Naegi Castle, which has been selected as one of the 100 Fine Castles in Japan, is a mountain castle built by Naokado Toyama in Sengoku period by expanding the Takamoriyama fort. This…

  • Magome-juku – Ochiai-juku – Nakatugawa-juku hiking

    Magome-juku – Ochiai-juku – Nakatugawa-juku hiking

    This hiking course starts at Magome-juku on the Nakasendo Highway, passes through the stone pavement of Ochiai, which retains the atmosphere of the old Nakasendo Highway, and after Ochiai-juku, ends at Nakatsugawa-juku. The course between Tsumago and Magome is very famous and many people walk it, but from Magome-juku to Nakatsugawa-juku is a quieter hiking…