Experience Ukiyo-e World on Nakasendo Way Tour in Japan
If you travel to Japan, maybe you would like to experience many things such as taking part in a tea ceremony, visiting shrines and temples, eating Japanese sweets, seeing traditional scenery, and much more. If you take the Experience Ukiyo-e World on Nakasendo Way Tour, you can experience the world of ukiyo-e, which is popular all over the world. You can also experience the popular Nakasendo Way. Nakasendo has been in Japan since the Edo period. It has been popular since it was introduced a few years ago in Lonely Planet. You can have a special local experience of riding an e-Bike through the Ukiyo-e world of Nakasendo, where people still live.
Nakasendo was one of the five roads of the Edo period (Samurai period). This road connected Tokyo (Edo) and Kyoto since 1601. Along the trail, there are many shukubamachi (post towns) which is where travelers would stay.
Nowadays, there are many places that still have the same townscape and environment as at the time. Recently popular tourist spots in Japan are very crowded, but on this tour you can visit less well-known, but equally as impressive and historic, places along Nakasendo.
Ukiyo-e Floating World
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese traditional painting. Ukiyo-e described the life of common people (especially during the Edo period) and included portraits of Kabuki actors and landscapes of famous scenery. It is said that there are many painters who are attracted by Ukiyo-e in the world, famously including Van Gogh and Claude Debussy.
Many famous Ukiyo-e painters were born in Japan including Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige. They painted the scenery of some of the places on these tours. Visitors can travel into the past of the Ukiyo-e period.
Travel into the past
Many kinds of Experience
Relationship with Residents
Choose Tour Plan
Tateshina Area Tour
Shimosuwa Area Tour
Nagawa Area Tour
What is e-Bike?
When someone hears “electric bicycle”, or “e-Bike”, the first image they imagine may be an electric motorcycle or scooter. However, they actually look a bit different from that common preconception, and are in fact a combination of a large-sized mountain bike or BMX with several electrical components including a motor, a battery, a controller and much more.
Management / Contact
Shinshu-Tateshina Sightseeing Information Center: 1045 Hachigano, Ashida, Tateshina Kitasaku District, Nagano
Nagawa Town Tourism Association: 2424-19 Furumachi, Nagawa Town, Nagano
Shimosuwa Tourist Information Center: 5317 Hirosecho, Shimosuwa, Suwa District, Nagano