Nakasendo

The Nakasendo Route was one of the ve main routes of the Edo Era, which connects from Edo(Present Tokyo) to Kyoto via Shimosuwa, Tsumagojyuku and Magomejyuku. Feudal lords & princesses, Samurai from all over Japan pass through this road for coming and go from their country to Edo. This route is also called “Princes Route” because a lot of provincial princesses stayed at Shimosuwa. When Meiji Era(1868~1912) came, Nakasendo Route was also used as industrial road for transferring silk which harvested in Suwa district to Tomioka Silk Mill(World Heritage). As present, a lot of tourist visit Nakasendo Route for absorbing the atmosphere or enjoy looking at old buildings along this route.
E-46-中山道合流碑