2013年4月8日月曜日

Walking the Torii-toge

During the Spring holiday I had lots of plans for fun stuff to do with the girls.

And we did a lot of that stuff.

But their after-school care centre had a Spring Holiday Festival and they wanted to spend the day at the centre doing that instead of hanging out with me.

Jilted by my kids!

Not to waste a free day my friend S and I decided to head down to Kiso and walk part of the Nakasendo.  This is a historic trade route that used to link Tokyo and Kyoto.

There are some really sad stories along the way.  2000 soldiers died in a battle in one valley alone when they were ambushed.  In February.

What a horrible, lonely and very cold way to go.

It was a really beautiful walk though and one I want to do again!




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