Magome (馬籠) and Tsumago (妻籠) — possibly the two most popular villages on the Nakasendō (中山道). My first visit was
Quiet roads, a leisurely distance, and a remarkably well-preserved village to finish the day.
These little day trips are proving to be just the ticket. A dip into history, a new corner of Japan, and exercise to boot. Being fairly central, I get to choose.
With Japan under another state of emergency and residents being asked to stay closer to home and within the prefecture walking the Kiso-ji (木曽路), Ise-ji (伊勢路), and some sections of the Nakasendō (中山道), now would be selfish.
Restless #2 is out, my new monthly journal/newsletter. If you are interested you can subscribe here. He’s a peek preview
There has always been a part of me that relishes the knowledge that more than likely I was the only one out there on a road bike that day. Even now as the weekend downpour shows no sign of letting up part of me wants to be outside.