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Nakasendo Way, Magome Post Town

Magome post-town on the 43rd station on the Nakasendo Way. Learn more about this picturesque station located in the Kiso Valley, on this beautifully preserved section of the this historic highway. This post town appeared in Joanne Lumly's broadcast visit to Japan.

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Japanese Castle Towns on the Nakasendo

Joukamachi (literally “towns below castles”) were established around castles, particularly those that served as a daimyo’s (prefectural lord) political power base in the various han (or domains) that Japan was divided into during the Edo Period (1600 – 1868). 

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The Nanzenji Temple & the Kyoto Aqueduct

The Nanzenji is quintessentially Japanese, steeped in zen mysticism, a violent history, an 800 year old culinary style and the repository of priceless treasures. Explore Sanmon Gate, the temple grounds, gardens and the aqueduct - this is our first stop on the tour.

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