Nakasendo Trail (Yokokawa to Karuizawa section, Gunma/ Nagano Prefecture)


Traverse a section of the old road between Tokyo and Kyoto, dating back to the Edo Period.
Enjoy villages and landscapes in their natural beauty.
This section of the Nakasendo Trail crosses the Usui pass (1200m), marking the border between Gunma and Nagano.

Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
Public Transport
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

JR station Yokokawa or JR station Karuizawa (Shinkansen connection only if coming from Tokyo)

The walk can be done in either direction.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

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Done as a day trip from Tokyo. Certainly a drop in temperature on top of the pass.

Wanderlust on 14 Nov, 2022


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