Magome to Tsumago Hiking, Walk in the History!

Hiking road between Magome and Tsumago is quite popular lately, it’s a well preserved trail as a part of the historical Nakasendo Road between Edo (the old name for Tokyo) and Kyoto. We can just spend 3 hours from Magome-juku (Magome post town) to Tsumago-juku (Tsumago post town) or vice versa, to see what it was like.

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Totoro’s Forest Hiking Trip!

As a fan of the Ghibli movie “My Neighbor Totoro,” I made a hiking trip to Totoro’s Forest (Totoro no Mori) located at Sayama Hill, Tokorozawa, Saitama about 1 hour train ride away from Tokyo. Here you have a chance to see real life scenes that were inspired by Oscar winning animated film maker Hayao…